Removal & Installation
- Check the brake fluid level in the brake master cylinder reservoir.
- If necessary, remove the fluid until the brake master cylinder reservoir is 1 / 2 full.
Remove the wheel and tire assembly.
WARNINGDo not pry in the caliper sight hole to retract the pistons, as this can damage the pistons and boots.
WARNINGDo not allow the brake caliper to hang from the brake hose or damage to the hose can occur.
Remove the 2 brake caliper guide pin bolts and position the caliper aside. Support the caliper using mechanic's wire.
WARNINGInstall new brake pads if they are worn past the specified thickness above the metal backing plates. Install new brake pads in complete axle sets.
Remove the 2 brake pads, shims and slide clips. Inspect the brake pads and shims for wear, damage or contamination. Discard the slide clips.
- If installing new brake pads, using a suitable tool and a worn brake pad, compress the disc brake caliper pistons into the caliper using a C-clamp..
Install the 2 brake pads, shims and new slide clips to the brake caliper anchor plate.
WARNINGMake sure that the caliper guide pin boots are fully seated or damage to the caliper guide pin boots can occur.
NOTEMake sure that the brake caliper hose is not twisted during caliper installation.
- Position the brake caliper on the anchor plate and install the 2 guide pin bolts. Tighten to 26 Nm (19 ft. lbs.).
- Install the wheel and tire assembly.
- Fill the brake master cylinder reservoir with clean, specified brake fluid.
- Test the brakes for normal operation