REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
See Figures 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7
- Remove brake fluid from the master cylinder reservoir to lower the level by approximately 1 / 3 , preventing brake fluid overflow when the caliper piston is pressed back into its bore.
- Raise and safely support the vehicle.
- Remove the tire and wheel assembly.
- Use the proper brake tool or a C-clamp to move the caliper piston into its bore approximately 1 / 8 in. (3mm) to allow removal of the disc brake pads.
Do not use a screwdriver or similar tool to pry the piston away from the rotor.
- Disengage the anti-rattle clip from the brake caliper locating pins. Remove the clip.
- Remove the two disc brake caliper locating pins and the M-shaped anti-rattle spring.
- Remove the brake pads and shims. Do not discard the shims found behind the brake pads.
- Use a C-clamp and one of the old brake pads to push the caliper piston back into the caliper bore. Do not push directly against the caliper piston, or damage to the piston may result.
- Apply suitable grease, normally supplied with the brake pad set, to both surfaces of the inner shim and to the back of the brake pads. Be careful not to get grease on the friction surface of the brake pads.
- Install the brake pads, making sure the shims are properly positioned.
- Install the two disc brake caliper locating pins and the M-shaped anti-rattle spring.
- Install the disc brake pad anti-rattle clip.
- Install the wheel and tire assembly. Tighten the lug nuts/bolts to 65-87 ft. lbs. (88-118 Nm).
- 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.
Inspect the brake pads for wear using a ruler or Vernier caliper. The maximum thickness is 0.39 in. (10mm) and the minimum thickness allowable is 0.08 in. (2mm). If the lining is thinner than specification or there is evidence of the lining being contaminated by brake fluid or oil, replace all brake pad assemblies (a complete axle set).