REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
- Raise the vehicle on a hoist and remove the wheel.
- Remove the caliper mounting bolts. Slide the caliper assembly away from the rotor and suspend it using a wire loop. It is not necessary to disconnect the brake line. Insert a clean cardboard spacer between the linings to prevent the piston(s) from coming out of the cylinder bores while the caliper is removed.
- Remove the grease cap from the hub. Remove the cotter pin, nut lock, adjusting nut, and flat washer from the spindle.
- Remove the outer wheel bearing cone and roller assembly from the hub.
- Remove the hub and rotor assembly from the spindle.
If a new rotor is being installed, remove the protective coating with carburetor degreaser. If the original rotor is being installed, make sure that the grease in the hub is clean and adequate, that the inner bearing and grease retainer are lubricated and in good condition, and that the rotor braking surfaces are clean.
- Install the hub and rotor assembly on the spindle.
- Lubricate the outer bearing and install the thrust washer and adjusting nut.
- Adjust the wheel bearing as outlined in the "Wheel Bearing Adjustment" procedure.
- Install the nut lock, cotter pin, and grease cap.
- Install the caliper assembly with the attaching bolts finger-tight. Tighten first the upper, then the lower bolt to 45-60 ft. lbs. Safety-wire both bolts, making sure that any sharp wire ends are turned away from the brake hose.
- Install the wheel and tire assembly and torque the nuts to 75-110 ft. lbs.
- Lower the vehicle and road-test it.