REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
See Figures 1, 2 and 3
- Raise and safely support the vehicle.
- Remove the wheel and tire assembly.
- Remove the outer disc brake pad spring clip (anti-rattle clip).
- Remove the 2 locator pin covers and remove the locator pins.
- Free the brake hose from its mounting on the strut.
- Lift the caliper off of the brake rotor and tie it off to prevent damage to the brake hose.
- Remove the outboard disc brake pad from the anchor plate.
- Remove the 2 bolts securing the anchor plate and remove the anchor plate.
- Remove the disc brake rotor.
- Inspect the brake rotor surfaces for scoring, wear or other damage. Machine or replace the brake rotor as necessary.
- If using a new disc brake rotor, thoroughly clean the surfaces to remove any protective coating before assembly.
- Position the disc brake rotor onto the wheel hub.
- Reinstall the anchor plate and secure with the 2 bolts. Torque the bolts to 88 ft. lbs. (120 Nm).
- Set the outboard disc brake pad into position on the anchor plate.
- Position the caliper over the brake rotor and install it to the anchor plate with the 2 locator pins. Torque the locator pins to 20 ft. lbs. (28 Nm).
- Reinstall the brake caliper locator pin covers.
- Secure the brake hose to its support on the strut.
- Reinstall the disc brake pad spring clip.
- Reinstall the wheel and tire assembly. Torque the lug nuts to 62 ft. lbs. (85 Nm).
- Lower the vehicle.
- Pump the brake pedal several times to achieve a good pedal before attempting to move the vehicle.
- Road test the vehicle and check the brake system for proper operation.
See Figures 4 and 5
Rotor thickness should be measured any time a brake inspection is done. Rotor thickness can be measured using a brake rotor micrometer or Vernier caliper. Measure the rotor thickness in several places around the rotor. Compare the thickness to the specifications chart found at the end of this section.
The run-out of the brake rotor should be checked any time a vibration during braking occurs. Excessive run-out can be caused by a build-up of rust scale or other particles on the rotor or hub surfaces. Remove the rotor and thoroughly clean the hub and rotor-to-hub mounting surface on the back of the rotor. Mount a dial indicator to a suspension member and zero the indicator stylus on the face of the rotor. Rotate the rotor 360 degrees by hand and record the run-out.
Compare measurements to the brake specifications chart. If the thickness and run-out do not meet specifications, replace the rotor.