REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
See Figures 1, 2, 3 and 4
- Remove and discard half the brake fluid from the master cylinder. Properly dispose of the used brake fluid.
- Raise and safely support vehicle. Remove the rear wheel and tire assemblies.
- Remove the caliper locating pins. Lift the caliper off the rotor and anchor plate using a rotating motion. Do not disconnect the brake hose.
- Remove the inner and outer brake pads.
- Inspect the disc brake rotor for scoring and wear. Replace or machine, as necessary.
- Suspend the caliper inside the fender housing with a length of wire. Do not let the caliper hang by the brake hose.
- Use a large C-clamp and wood block to push the caliper piston back into its bore.
- Remove all rust buildup from the inside of the caliper legs (outer pad contact area).
- Install the inner brake pad, then the outer brake pad, making sure the clips are properly seated.
- Position the caliper above the rotor with the anti-rattle spring located on the lower adapter support arm. Install the caliper over the rotor with a rotating motion. Make sure the inner pad is properly positioned.
- Insert the caliper locating pins and thread them in by hand. Tighten them to 19-26 ft. lbs. (26-35 Nm).
- Install the wheel and tire assembly and lower the vehicle.
- Pump the brake pedal prior to moving the vehicle to seat the brake pads. Refill the master cylinder.
- Road test the vehicle.
Inspect the disc brake pads for oil or grease contamination, abnormal wear or cracking, and for deterioration or damage due to heat. Check the thickness of the pads; the minimum allowable thickness is 0.123 in. (3mm). Always replace the brake pads in axle sets; never replace just one pad of a brake assembly.