Removal & Installation
- Raise and safely support the vehicle.
- Remove the wheel and tire assembly.
Remove the disc brake caliper and the caliper anchor bracket as an assembly. Discard the bracket retaining bolts. Position the caliper aside and support it with a length of wire. Do not allow the caliper to hang by the brake hose.
NOTETo prevent contamination of the disc brake caliper guide pin journals, do not separate the disc brake caliper from the caliper anchor bracket.
Separate the disc brake rotor from the hub assembly by pulling it off the hub studs. If additional force is required to remove the rotor, apply rust penetrate on the front and rear rotor/hub mating surfaces and then strike the rotor between the studs with a plastic hammer. If this does not work, attach a suitable 3-jaw puller and remove the rotor.
NOTEIf excessive force must be used to remove the rotor, it should be checked for lateral run-out before installation.
Check the rotor for scoring and/or other wear. Machine or replace, as necessary.
- If the disc brake rotor is being replaced, remove the protective coating from the new rotor. If the original rotor is being installed, make sure the rotor braking surfaces are clean.
- Apply a small amount of silicone dielectric compound or equivalent, to the pilot diameter of the disc brake rotor. Install the rotor on the hub assembly.
Install remaining components in the reverse order of removal. Torque the following
Caliper anchor bracket bolts to 65-87 ft. lbs. (88-118 Nm)
- Pump the brake pedal several times prior to moving the vehicle to seat the disc brake pads to the rotor.
- Road test the vehicle and check the brake system for proper operation.