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.
- Loosen the parking brake cable housing adjusting nut. Remove the cable housing from the bracket and the parking brake lever.
Remove the caliper mounting bolt and pivot the caliper to clear the brake shoes. If necessary, pry the caliper outward. Remove the caliper and support it from the strut with mechanics wire.
WARNINGDo not let the caliper hang by the brake hose.
- Remove the V-spring from the disc brake pads. Remove the disc brake pads, anti-rattle shims and retaining clips.
- Inspect the disc brake rotor and machine or replace, as necessary.
- Install the retaining clips. Position the anti-rattle shims on the disc brake pads and install the pads into the caliper anchor bracket.
- Install the V-spring into the disc brake pads.
- If new disc brake pads are being installed, the caliper piston must be compressed into the caliper bore to allow the caliper to fit over the pads. Use brake piston turning tool T75P-2588-B or equivalent, to rotate the caliper piston clockwise and screw the piston fully into the bore.
- Lubricate the guide pin bushings with high temperature grease and install the caliper onto the guide pin. Pivot the caliper over the disc brake pads.
- Install the caliper mounting bolt and tighten to 12-17 ft. lbs. (16-24 Nm).
- Install the parking brake cable into the parking brake lever and bracket. Adjust the cable so there is no clearance between the cable end and the parking brake lever. Tighten the parking brake cable locknut to 14-21 ft. lbs. (20-28 Nm).
- Install the wheel and tire assembly and lower the vehicle.
- Pump the brake pedal several times to position the caliper piston. Check the fluid level in the master cylinder reservoir and add clean brake fluid, if necessary.
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 0.04 in. (1mm).
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.