Removal & Installation
- Check the brake fluid level in the brake master cylinder reservoir.
- If required, remove the fluid until the brake master cylinder reservoir is half full.
- With the vehicle in NEUTRAL, position it on a hoist.
- Using the large C-clamp, compress the pistons into the caliper housing.
- Position one end of the C-clamp on the outer pad between the caliper fingers, the other end on the caliper housing. During this process, the outer brake pad will separate from the caliper housing.
Remove the 2 brake caliper guide pin bolts.
NOTEWhen the brake pads are separated from the brake caliper, new brake pads must be installed. The brake pads are a one-time use only.
NOTEThe brake pads must be separated from the brake caliper before the brake caliper can be removed from the brake caliper anchor plate.
- Separate the inner brake pad from the caliper.
- Position the caliper aside and support the caliper using mechanic's wire.
- Remove the 2 brake pads and spring clips from the brake caliper anchor plate.
- Discard the retraction clips.
- Inspect the brake caliper for leaks or damage. Install a new brake caliper if required.
- Inspect the brake caliper anchor plate. Install a new brake caliper anchor plate if required.
- Inspect the guide pins and boots for binding or damage, replace as necessary.
- Clean the residual adhesive from the brake caliper-to-brake pad mating surfaces (brake caliper piston and the opposing caliper housing fingers) using brake parts cleaner.
- If installing new brake pads, install all new hardware as supplied with the brake pad kit.
- Install the new spring clips and brake pads to the brake caliper anchor plate.
- Position the brake caliper onto the brake caliper anchor plate and install the 2 caliper guide pin bolts and tighten to 44 ft. lbs. (60 Nm).
- If necessary, fill the brake master cylinder reservoir with clean brake fluid.
- With the vehicles engine running, apply 89-133 N (20-30 lb) of pressure on the brake pedal for one minute to make sure the brake pads adhere to the brake caliper before any contamination can be introduced.
- Test the brakes for normal operation.