REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
- To avoid fluid overflow when the caliper piston is pressed into the caliper cylinder bores, remove or siphon part of the brake fluid out of the master cylinder reservoir (connected to the front disc brakes). Discard the removed fluid.
- Loosen the wheel lug nuts then raise and safely support the rear of the vehicle.
- Remove the wheel.
- Place an 8 in. (203mm) C-clamp on the caliper and tighten the clamp to bottom the caliper pistons in their bores. Remove the clamp.
- Remove the rear brake hose-to-caliper attaching bolt. Discard the sealing washers.
- Remove the two caliper slide pin bolts.
Use care to retain as much of the original caliper slide pin grease as possible.
- Work the rear brake caliper off of the brake pads and adapter mount.
- If necessary, remove the brake pads.
- Inspect the rear brake caliper for damage and wear. Replace as necessary.
- If removed, install the brake pads.
- Install new shoe slippers to the caliper mount.
- Position the brake caliper over the rotor and align the sliding pin mounts.
- Install the caliper bolts and tighten them to 20 ft. lbs. (27 Nm).
- Install the brake hose attaching bolt, using new sealing washers and tighten to 29 ft. lbs. (40 Nm).
- Install the wheel and snug the lug nuts.
- Refill the master cylinder as needed and bleed the brake system.
- Lower the vehicle and tighten the lug nuts to 100 ft. lbs. (135 Nm).
The first couple of times you apply the brakes, the pedal may go to the floor. Continue to pump the brake pedal until it feels firm.
- Start the engine and apply the brakes several times to readjust the caliper pistons. Ensure that the pedal feels firm before operating the vehicle.
The rear disc brake caliper is overhauled in the same manner as the front disc brake caliper. Refer to those procedures earlier in this section.