REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
- Remove approximately 2 / 3 of the brake fluid from the master cylinder reservoir.
- Raise and safely support the vehicle.
- Remove the wheel and tire assembly.
- If necessary, clean the brake assembly with brake cleaner and allow to dry.
Remove the caliper mounting bolt. Pivot the caliper upward on the fixed guide pin and secure it out of the way.
WARNINGDo not allow the caliper to hang by the brake hose.
- Tag the ant-rattle shims so they can be reinstalled in their original position.
- Remove the brake pads and retaining clips from the caliper anchor.
- Inspect the disc brake rotor and machine or replace, as necessary.
- Install the retaining clips.
- Install the brake pads into the caliper anchor. The pad with the wear indicator is the inboard pad.
- Install the anti-rattle shims in their original position.
- Compress the caliper piston into its bore using pliers or another suitable tool.
- Pivot the caliper down over the brake pads and install the caliper mounting bolt. Tighten the bolt to 23-30 ft. lbs. (31-34 Nm).
- Install the wheel and tire assembly. Tighten the lug nuts to 65-87 ft. lbs. (80-118 Nm).
- Lower the vehicle. Pump the brake pedal several times to position the caliper piston.
- Check the fluid level in the master cylinder reservoir.
When the pads are removed from the caliper, inspect them for oil or grease contamination, abnormal wear or cracking, and for deterioration or damage due to heat. Check the thickness of the pads. The minimum allowable thickness is 0.12 in. (3mm).
The brake pads are equipped with a wear indicator that will make a squealing noise when the pads are worn. This alerts you to the need for brake service before any rotor damage occurs.