REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
On vehicles equipped with a Bendix Type 6 Anti-lock Brake System (ABS), a Diagnostic Readout Box (DRB or DRB II) is necessary for brake system bleeding. Failure to use a DRB to bleed the system will lead to system failure. Refer to the ABS portion of this section for bleeding procedures and precautions.
- Raise and support the front end on jackstands.
- Remove the caliper from the rotor, but do not disconnect the brake line.
- Suspend the caliper out of the way with wire. Do not put stress on the brake hose.
- Remove the rotor (some applications have 2 hold down in the brake disc or rotor screws that must be removed) from the drive flange studs.
- Coat both sides of the rotor with alcohol or equivalent (to clean assembly) and slide it onto the studs.
- Install the caliper. For more details, refer to the caliper installation procedure earlier in this section.
- Install the wheels. Tighten the lug nuts until snug.
- Lower the vehicle.
- Tighten the lug nuts to the specified torque in the torque specifications chart in Suspension & Steering .
- Pump the brake pedal several times to ensure that the brake pads seat against the rotor. The pedal must give resistance at the normal position before attempting to drive the car. Drive the car at moderate speeds in an isolated area in order to apply the brakes several times to test the system and seat the new linings.
See Figures 1, 2 and 3