Removal & Installation
- Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
- Remove the master cylinder reservoir cap and check the fluid level in the reservoir. Remove brake fluid until the reservoir is 1 / 2 full. Discard the removed fluid.
- Turn the air suspension switch, located in the left side of the luggage compartment, to the OFF position.
- Remove the wheel and tire assembly.
- Remove the disc brake caliper locating pins. Lift the caliper assembly from the anchor plate and rotor using a rotating motion.
- Suspend the caliper inside the fender housing with wire. Do not allow the caliper to hang from the brake hose.
Remove the inner and outer brake pads. Inspect the rotor braking surfaces for scoring and machine as necessary.
- Use a C-clamp and an old brake pad or block of wood to seat the caliper piston in its bore.
- Remove any rust buildup from the inside of the caliper in the brake pad contact area.
- Install the inner pad in the caliper piston.
Install the outer pad onto the anchor plate. Make sure the clips are properly seated.
NOTEMake sure the insulators are installed on the brake pads.
- Install the disc brake caliper onto the anchor plate.
- Install caliper locating pins and torque to 23-28 ft. lbs. (31-38 Nm).
- Install wheel and tire assembly and torque lugs nuts to 85-104 ft. lb. (115-142 Nm)
- Pump the brake pedal several times prior to moving the vehicle to position the brake pads to the rotor.
- Refill the master cylinder reservoir as necessary, using only clean DOT 3 brake fluid from a closed container.
- Turn the air suspension service switch to the ON position.
- Road test the vehicle and check the brake system for proper operation.
- Remove and discard half the brake fluid from the master cylinder. Properly dispose of the used brake fluid.
- Raise and safely support vehicle. Remove the front wheel and tire assemblies.
- Remove the caliper locating pins and remove the caliper from the anchor plate and rotor, but do not disconnect the brake hose.
- Remove the outer brake pad from the caliper assembly and remove the inner brake pad from the caliper piston.
- Inspect the disc brake rotor for scoring and wear. Replace or machine, as necessary.
- Suspend the caliper inside the fender housing with a length of wire. Do not let the caliper hang by the brake hose.
- Use a large C-clamp and wood block to push the caliper piston back into its bore.
- Install new locating pin insulators in the caliper housing, Check to see if both insulator flanges straddle the housing holes.
- Install the inner brake pad in the caliper piston. Be careful not to bend the pad clips in the piston, or distortion and rattles can result.
- Install the outer brake pad, making sure the clips are properly seated. The outer pads are marked left-hand (LH) and right-hand (RH) and must be installed in the proper caliper.
- Install the caliper over the rotor with the outer brake pad against the rotor's braking surface. This prevents pinching the piston boot between the inner brake pad and the piston.
- Lubricate the caliper locating pins and the inside of the locating pin insulators with silicone dielectric grease. Install the caliper locating pins and thread them into the spindle/anchor plate assembly by hand.
- Tighten the caliper locating pins to 45-65 ft. lbs. (61-88 Nm).
- Install the wheel and tire assembly. Lower the vehicle.
- Pump the brake pedal prior to moving the vehicle to seat the brake pads. Refill the master cylinder.
- Road test the vehicle.