REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
See Figure 1
- Remove and discard half of the brake fluid in the master cylinder reservoir.
- Raise and safely support the vehicle. Remove the front wheel(s).
- Remove the caliper locating pins and remove the caliper from the anchor plate and rotor. Do not disconnect the brake hose.
- Remove the outer brake pad from the caliper assembly and remove the inner brake pad from the caliper piston.
- Inspect the brake rotor for scoring and wear. Replace or machine the disc 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 to push the caliper piston back into its bore.
- Install the inner brake pad, then the outer; make sure the clips are engaged in the caliper piston.
- Install the caliper and lower the vehicle.
- Pump the brake pedal prior to moving the vehicle to seat the brake pads. Refill the master cylinder.
Remove the brake pads and measure the thickness of the lining. If the lining at any point on the pad is less than 0.125 in (3.175 mm), replace the pad. Also replace the pad if it shows any cracking, separation, or contamination from oil or grease.