REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
See Figures 1 and 2
- Raise and safely support the vehicle.
- Remove the tire and wheel assembly.
- Remove the disc brake pads and shims.
- Remove the caliper.
Do not allow the caliper to hang by the brake hose. Support the caliper by a length of wire attached to the strut.
- Loosen the two front disc brake rotor retaining screws and remove the rotor from the vehicle.
- Position the disc brake rotor to the wheel hub, then install the two retaining screws and tighten them securely.
- Install the brake caliper.
- Install the disc brake pads and shims.
- Install the tire and wheel assembly.
- Lower the vehicle.
- Apply the brake pedal several times to seat the pads, before moving the vehicle.
- Check the brake fluid level in the master cylinder and add fluid as necessary.
- Check for proper brake operation.
See Figure 3
- Using a brake rotor micrometer or Vernier caliper, measure the rotor thickness in several places around the rotor.
- On models with an automatic transaxle, the minimum thickness is 0.78 in. (20mm). On models equipped with a manual transaxle, the minimum thickness is 0.63 in. (16mm).
- If the rotor thickness is less than the minimum, replace the rotor.
- Mount a magnetic base dial indicator to the strut member and zero the indicator stylus on the face of the rotor. Rotate the rotor 360 degrees (one revolution) by hand and record the run-out.
- The run-out should be a maximum of 0.004 in. (0.1mm). If run-out exceeds the limit, replace the rotor.