Removal & Installation
- Raise and safely support the vehicle.
- Remove the front wheel(s).
Remove the caliper, as follows:
Remove and discard half of the brake fluid in the master cylinder reservoir.
NOTETo remove the disc brake rotor, it is not necessary to disconnect the brake fluid hose from the caliper. If the hose is detached from the caliper, the brake system will need to be bled.
Remove the brake caliper anchor plate mounting bolts, then, using a pivoting motion, lift the caliper and anchor plate away from the rotor.
WARNINGDo not let the caliper hang by the brake hose; otherwise, damage to the hose may occur, necessitating brake hose replacement.
- Suspend the caliper inside the fender housing with a length of wire or strong cord.
- Remove and discard half of the brake fluid in the master cylinder reservoir.
- If equipped, remove any rotor retaining clips with a pair of needle nose pliers or similar tool.
Slide the rotor off of the wheel bearing/hub assembly. If the rotor is difficult to remove, spray a rust penetrating lubricant on the rotor and wheel bearing/hub mating surfaces, then strike the rotor between the wheel lug studs with a plastic mallet. If this does not loosen the rotor sufficiently to allow removal, use a 3-jawed puller and a slide hammer to remove the rotor.
- If a new rotor is being installed, clean off the protective film from the rotor with a metal brake parts cleaner.
- Slide the rotor onto the wheel lug studs and push it onto the wheel bearing/hub assembly until completely seated.
Install the brake caliper. Refer to the Brake Caliper Removal and Installation procedure in this section.
WARNINGFailure to tighten the lug nuts in a star pattern may result in high rotor run-out, which speeds up the onset of rotor roughness, shudder and vibration.
- Install the wheel and lug nuts. Tighten the lug nuts in a star pattern to 95 ft. lbs. (129 Nm).
- Lower the vehicle.
- Pump the brake pedal prior to moving the vehicle to seat the brake pads.
- Refill the master cylinder.