REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
See Figure 1
- Raise and safely support the vehicle.
- Remove the wheel(s).
- Using a the correct wrench and Torx® T40 bit, unthread, but do not slide all the way out the caliper locating pins.
- Lift the caliper assembly from the rotor/integral knuckle and anchor plate using a rotating motion. Do not pry directly against plastic piston or damage will occur.
- Position the caliper aside and support it with a length of wire to avoid damage to the line or fitting.
- Remove the rotor from hub assembly by pulling it off the hub studs.
- Inspect the rotor and refinish or replace, as necessary. If refinishing, check the minimum thickness specification.
- If the rotor is being replaced, remove protective coating from new rotor with carburetor degreaser. If original rotor is being installed, make sure rotor braking and mounting surfaces are clean.
- Install the rotor on the hub assembly.
- Install the caliper assembly on the rotor.
- Install the wheel(s).
- Pump the brake pedal prior to moving vehicle to position brake linings.
- Lower, then road test the vehicle.
- Using a brake rotor micrometer or Vernier caliper measure the rotor thickness in several places around the rotor.
- The rotor thickness should not be less than the maximum wear specification. Refer to the brake specification chart in this section for the brake disc maximum wear specification.
- If the rotor thickness exceeds the limit, 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 by hand and record the run-out.
- The rotor run-out should be a maximum of 0.002 inch (0.050mm). If the run-out exceeds the limit, replace the rotor.