- Remove the wheel and tire assembly.
- Visually inspect the lining. If the lining is worn to within 1 / 8 inch of the metal pad backing, all four shoe and lining assemblies must be replaced.
- Visually check the caliper and hoses for leakage. If a seal is leaking, the caliper must be disassembled and new seals installed.
REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
- Remove approximately half of the fluid from the master cylinder reservoir.
- Loosen the lug nuts, then raise and support the vehicle securely on jackstands.
- Remove the front wheel. Be careful to avoid damage to the caliper splash shield or bleed screw.
- Remove the caliper locating pins. Remove the caliper assembly from the integral spindle anchor plate and rotor. Remove the outer shoe from the caliper.
- Remove the inner shoe and inspect the rotor surfaces.
- Secure the caliper assembly with a length of wire.
- Remove and discard the plastic bushings inside the caliper locating pin insulators.
- Remove and discard the locating insulators.
- Using a 4 inch C-clamp and a 2 3 / 4 X 1 X 1 / 4 in. piece of wood, seat the piston in its bore.
- Install new insulators and sleeves in the caliper housing. Both insulator flanges must straddle the housing holes and the sleeves must bottom in the insulators, as well as under the upper lip.
- Inner shoes are marked left and right. Install the proper inner shoe in the caliper. Do not bend the clips too far or they will become distorted.
- The outer shoes are also marked left and right. Install the proper outer shoe making sure that the clip and buttons are properly seated.
- If necessary, refill the master cylinder.
- Install the wheel, lower the car and test the brakes.