REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
See Figures 1 through 14
- Remove 1 / 2 of the brake fluid from the master cylinder reservoir.
- 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 locating pin covers and remove the locating pins.
- Free the 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 inboard disc brake pad from the brake caliper.
- If installing new disc brake pads, use a C-clamp or similar tool to push the caliper piston into the caliper bore. This will allow room for the new pads.
- Place the inboard disc brake pad into the caliper.
- Place the outboard disc brake pad into position in the anchor plate.
- Position the disc brake caliper onto the rotor.
- Reinstall the 2 locating pins and torque to 20 ft. lbs. (28 Nm).
- Reinstall the caliper locating 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.
- Check the brake fluid level in the master cylinder fluid reservoir and add fluid as necessary.
- Road test the vehicle and check for proper brake system operation.
See Figure 15
Inspect the brake pads for wear using a ruler or Vernier caliper. Compare measurements to the brake specifications chart. If the lining is thinner than specification or there is evidence of the lining being contaminated by brake fluid or oil, make the necessary repairs and replace all brake pad assemblies (a complete axle set).