Removal & Installation
This procedure can be accomplished without disconnecting the brake hose from the caliper. If, during the caliper removal procedure, you detach the brake fluid hose from the caliper, the brake system will require bleeding.
Raise and safely support the vehicle.
- Remove and discard half of the brake fluid in the master cylinder reservoir.
- Remove the rear caliper without disconnecting the hydraulic brake hose.
- Remove the caliper support bracket mounting bolts, then remove the bracket.
Remove the nuts retaining the rotor to the axle shaft, then slide the rotor off of the lug studs and axle flange.
- 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 axle flange until completely seated, then install the retaining nuts securely.
- Clean the rear disc brake support bracket and retaining bolt threads.
- Apply one drop of a thread locking compound to the support bracket mounting bolts, then install the support bracket and mounting bolts. Tighten the bolts to 64-88 ft. lbs. (87-119 Nm).
Install the rear disc brake caliper. Refer to the Brake Caliper Removal and Installation procedure in this section.
NOTEIf the brake fluid hose was not disconnected from the brake caliper, the system does not need to be bled.
- Lower the vehicle.
- Pump the brake pedal prior to moving the vehicle to seat the brake pads.
- Refill the master cylinder.