Removal & Installation
- Remove 2 / 3 of the brake fluid from the master cylinder.
- Raise and support the vehicle.
- Remove the tire and wheel assembly.
- Mark the relationship of the rotor to the hub.
- Remove the caliper and mounting bracket as an assembly.
- Hang the caliper and the mounting bracket assembly from the suspension using mechanics wire.
- Remove the rotor. Remove the rotor screw first, if equipped.
- If the rotor is difficult to remove due to corrosion in the hub area use the following procedure to remove the rotor (2500 series only).
Clean all rust and contaminants from the both side of the rotor and the hub flange.
NOTEIf the rotor was removed using the jack screw method you must ensure that the hub flange is free of nicks or marks caused by this procedure. Remove all raised nicks or marks before installing the rotor.
- Install the rotor.
- Clean the threads of the bolts with brake parts cleaner or the equivalent and allow to dry.
- Install the caliper and the mounting bracket as an assembly. Apply Red Loctite® #272 to the threads of the bolt. On 2005-06 models, tighten the bolts to 133 ft. lbs. (180 Nm) on 6 bolt hubs and 221 ft. lbs. (300 Nm) on 8 bolt hubs. On 2007 models, tighten them to 129 ft. lbs. (175 Nm) on 6 bolt hubs and 221 ft. lbs. (300 Nm) on 8 bolt hubs.
- Install the tire and wheel assembly.
- Remove the safety stands.
- Lower the vehicle.