REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
Never replace the pads on one side only! Always replace pads on both wheels as a set!
- To avoid overflowing of the master cylinder when the caliper pistons are pressed into the caliper cylinder bores, siphon or dip some brake fluid out of the larger reservoir.
- Raise and support the rear end on jackstands.
- Remove the wheels.
- Place an 8 in. (203mm) C-clamp on the caliper and tighten the clamp to bottom the caliper pistons in the cylinder bores. Remove the C-clamp.
- Clean the excess dirt from around the caliper pin tabs.
- Drive the upper caliper pin inward until the tabs on the pin touch the caliper support.
- Insert a small prybar into the slot provided behind the pin tabs on the inboard side of the pin.
- Using needlenose pliers, compress the outboard end of the pin while, at the same time, prying with the prybar until the tabs slip into the groove in the caliper support.
- Place the end of a 7 / 16 in. (11mm) punch against the end of the caliper pin and drive the pin out of the caliper slide groove.
- Repeat this procedure for the lower pin.
- Lift the caliper off of the rotor.
- Remove the brake pads and anti-rattle spring.
Do not allow the caliper to hand by the brake hose.
- Thoroughly clean the areas of the caliper and caliper support assembly which contact each other during the sliding action of the caliper.
- Place a new anti-rattle clip on the lower end of the inboard shoe. Make sure that the tabs on the clip are positioned correctly and the loop-type spring is away from the rotor.
- Place the lower end of the inner brake pad in the caliper support assembly pad abutment, against the anti-rattle clip, and slide the upper end of the pad into position. Be sure that the clip is still in position.
- Check and make sure that the caliper pistons are fully bottomed in the cylinder bores. Use a large C-clamp to bottom the pistons, if necessary.
- Position the outer brake pad on the caliper, and press the pad tabs into place with your fingers. If the pad cannot be pressed into place by hand, use a C-clamp. Be careful not to damage the lining with the clamp. Bend the tabs to prevent rattling.
- Position the caliper on the caliper support. Lightly lubricate the caliper sliding grooves with caliper pin grease.
- Position the a new upper pin with the retention tabs next to the support groove.
Don't use the bolt and nut with the new pin.
- Carefully drive the pin, at the outboard end, inward until the tabs contact the caliper support face.
- Repeat the procedure for the lower pin.
- Install the wheels.
Remove the brake pads and measure the thickness of the lining. If the lining at any point on the pad assembly is less than 1 / 16 in. (0.8mm) thick (above the backing plate or rivets), or there is evidence of the lining being contaminated by brake fluid or oil, replace the brake pad.