- Loosen the front wheel lug nuts.
- Raise and support the car securely on jackstands.
- Remove the front wheel, taking care to avoid damage to the splash shield and bleeder screw.
- Loosen the flexible brake hose-to-brake tube fitting at the frame and remove the horseshoe-type retaining clip from the hose and bracket. Remove the hose from the bracket and unscrew it from the caliper. Plug the hose to avoid contaminants from entering the brake fluid.
If both calipers are being removed, mark them left and right for installation.
- Remove the caliper locating pins.
- Lift the caliper from the rotor.
- Place a wadded cloth in front of the piston and apply compressed air at the hose hole.
- Remove the dust boot and piston seal.
- Clean all metal parts in isopropyl alcohol. Dry all parts with compressed air.
- Coat all parts with clean brake fluid before installing. Make certain that the seal does not become twisted, and that it is firmly seated in its groove.
- Install a new dust boot and insert the piston in its bore. Spread the dust boot over the piston as it's installed.
- Position the caliper over the rotor with the outer shoe against the rotor braking surface to prevent pinching the boot.
- Connect the locating pins to the anchor plate and insulators. Be sure the locating pins are free of dirt, grease or oil.
- Tighten the locating pins to 30-40 ft. lbs.
- Unplug the hose and install it into the caliper, then tighten it to 20-30 ft. lbs.
It is not necessary for the hose to be flush with the caliper when tightened; two or three threads may be visible when properly tightened. Do not overtighten.
- Connect the upper end of the hose. Tighten the fitting nut to 10-18 ft. lbs.
- Bleed the system and center the differential valve. If necessary, fill the master cylinder to within 1 / 4 in. of the top of the reservoir.