REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
- Raise and safely support the vehicle.
- Remove the wheel and tire assembly.
- Remove the banjo bolt attaching the brake hose to the caliper, and discard the 2 sealing washers. Plug the hose to prevent fluid leakage.
- Remove the caliper mounting bolt and pivot the caliper upward and off the brake pads.
- Slide the caliper from the guide pin and remove from the vehicle.
- Remove the guide pin bushing dust boots and push out the caliper guide pin bushing.
- Lubricate the guide pin bushings with high temperature grease and install them in the caliper. Install the guide pin bushing dust boots.
- Slide the caliper onto the guide pin and pivot the caliper down onto the brake pads. To provide the necessary clearance, it may be necessary to pull slightly outward on the caliper.
- Install the caliper mounting bolt and tighten to 23-30 ft. lbs. (31-41 Nm).
- Install 2 new copper washers and the banjo bolt on the brake hose banjo fitting.
- Position the brake hose on the caliper and install the banjo bolt. Tighten the bolt to 16-22 ft. lbs. (22-29 Nm).
- Bleed the brakes.
- Install the wheel and tire assembly and tighten the lug nuts to 65-87 ft. lbs. (80-118 Nm). Lower the vehicle.
- Disconnect the brake hose from the caliper. Open the bleeder screw and allow the brake fluid to drain from the caliper through the brake hose fitting. Remove the caliper assembly.
- Remove the caliper guide bushing and dust boots and remove the snapring.
- Position a block of wood or a roll of shop towels between the piston and the caliper. Apply air pressure through the brake hose fitting to remove the piston from the caliper.
Apply only enough air pressure to ease the piston out of the caliper. Excessive pressure can force the piston out of the caliper bore with enough force to cause personal injury. Never attempt to catch the piston by hand as it comes out of the bore.
Do not attempt to pry the piston from the bore.
- Remove and discard the dust boot and piston seal. A plastic or wooden pick can be used to remove the seal; a metal tool can scratch or nick the seal groove resulting in a possible leak.
- Clean the caliper housing and piston with brake cleaner. Inspect the housing and piston for pitting, scuffing, or other damage and replace as necessary.
- Lubricate a new piston seal with clean brake fluid and install the seal in the caliper groove. Make sure the seal is not twisted and that it is firmly seated in the caliper bore.
- Lubricate the caliper bore and piston with clean brake fluid.
- Install the dust boot on the piston and slide the dust boot into its groove.
- Install the piston in the caliper bore and push it down into the bottom of the bore using a gentle, rocking motion.
- Slide the dust boot over the boss on the caliper bore and install the snapring.
- Install the caliper guide bushing, dust boot and guide pin.
- Install the caliper on the vehicle.
- After the brakes have been bled, with the car in neutral, spin the rotor to make sure the brakes are not dragging.