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.
Remove or disconnect the following:
If necessary, remove the screw plug and turn the adjustment gear counterclockwise with an Allen® wrench to pull the piston fully inward.
Lower brake caliper bolt
Using a small prybar, pivot the caliper on its mounting bracket to access the brake pads. If the upper lock bolt requires lubrication or service, remove it and suspend the caliper with mechanics wire.
Brake pads, shims, spring and guides
- Inspect the brake rotor. Resurface or replace if needed.
- Apply an appropriate brake pad grease between the shims and the brake pads.
- Pivot the caliper on its mounting bracket and position the brake pads, shims, spring and guides to the brake rotor.
- Lubricate and install the lower caliper bolt. Tighten the bolt to 33-43 ft. lbs. (45-59 Nm).
- Turn the adjustment gear clockwise with an Allen wrench until the brake pads just touch the rotor, then loosen the gear 1 / 3 of a turn. Install the screw plug and torque to 12 ft. lbs. (16 Nm).
- Install the wheels.
- Pump the brake pedal several times prior to moving the vehicle to position the brake pads.
- Check the brake fluid level in the master cylinder reservoir and fill if needed.
- Road test the vehicle and check for proper brake system operation.