Some brake pads contain asbestos, which has been determined to be a cancer causing agent. Never clean the brake surfaces with compressed air! Avoid inhaling any dust from any brake surface! When cleaning brake surfaces, use a commercially available brake cleaning solvent.
REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
See Figures 1, 2 and 3
- Disconnect the negative battery cable.
- Raise and safely support the vehicle with jackstands.
- Remove the wheel and tire assembly.
- Remove caliper locating pins.
- Lift caliper assembly from integral knuckle and rotor using rotating motion. Do not pry directly against plastic piston or damage will occur.
- Position caliper aside and support it with a length of wire or rubber cord, to prevent damaging caliper.
- Remove rotor from hub assembly by pulling it off the hub studs. Inspect the rotor and refinish or replace, as necessary. If refinishing, check the minimum thickness specification.
- If rotor is being replaced, remove protective coating from new rotor with carburetor degreaser. If original rotor is being installed, make sure rotor braking and mounting surfaces are clean.
- Install rotor on hub assembly.
- Install caliper assembly on rotor.
- Install wheel and tire assembly. Tighten wheel nuts to 80-105 ft. lbs. (109-142 Nm).
- Pump brake pedal prior to moving vehicle to position brake pad and check pedal resistance.
- Bleed brakes if necessary.
- Connect negative battery cable.
- Road test vehicle.