REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
See Figure 1
- Raise and safely support the vehicle.
- Remove the wheel and tire assembly.
- Remove the parking brake rear cable and conduit from the parking brake lever at the disc brake caliper, using a pair of pliers.
- Remove the cotter pin and guide pin.
- Remove the caliper locating pin cover and remove the locating pin.
- Lift the rear disc brake caliper off of the anchor plate.
- Place a pan under the caliper to catch any lost brake fluid. Dispose of properly.
- Crack open the rear brake hose fitting and allow the brake fluid to drain.
- Finish removing the rear brake hose and washers from the caliper. Discard the washers.
- Remove the disc brake caliper.
- Reconnect the rear brake hose to the caliper using new washers.
- Fit the rear disc brake caliper over the rotor and position onto the anchor plate.
- Reinstall the caliper locating pin and torque to 30 ft. lbs. (41 Nm).
- Reinstall the caliper locating pin cover.
- Reinstall the guide pin and the cotter pin.
- Reinstall the parking brake rear cable and conduit onto the parking brake lever.
- Adjust the parking brake by operating the parking brake control several times.
- Properly bleed the brake system of air. Top off the master cylinder when complete.
- If the brake pedal feels spongy, repeat the brake bleeding procedure.
- 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 position the brake pads before attempting to move the vehicle.
- Road test the vehicle and check for proper brake system operation.
Brake caliper overhaul is covered under Front Disc Brakes, earlier in this section.