Removal & Installation
- Remove the brake master cylinder reservoir cap. Siphon and recycle approximately half the fluid from the reservoir.
- Raise and support the vehicle safely.
- Remove the wheels.
- Matchmark the brake caliper to ensure it is installed on the proper side of the vehicle during installation.
- Place a drain pan under the caliper to catch dripping brake fluid.
- Remove the hollow retaining bolt that connects the hose to the caliper. Discard the copper washers.
- Remove the brake hose and cap to prevent the entry of moisture or dirt.
- Remove the disc brake caliper guide pins.
Lift the disc brake caliper from the anchor plate.
- Use a C-clamp and wooden block to seat the disc brake caliper hydraulic piston in its bore, as illustrated.
- Clean the brake rotor and caliper of all contaminates using commercially available brake cleaning fluid. If brake pads have become contaminated replace them with a new set.
- Install the disc brake caliper onto the anchor plate.
- Install the disc brake caliper guide pin and tighten to 23-38 ft. lbs. (31-38 Nm).
- Connect the brake hose, using two new copper washers and tighten hollow bolt to 35-46 ft. lbs. (47-63 Nm).
- Fill the master cylinder fluid reservoir with clean, fresh brake fluid meeting or exceeding DOT 3 specifications.
Bleed the brake system.
NOTEFailure to tighten the lug nuts to the proper torque in a star pattern may result in damage to the brake rotor.
- Install the wheel and tighten lug nuts to 83-112 ft. lbs. (113-153 Nm).
- Lower the vehicle.
- Raise and safely support the vehicle.
- Remove the wheel and tire assembly.
- Mark the disc brake caliper to avoid mixing the left-hand and right-hand components.
- Disconnect the brake hose from the disc brake caliper by loosening and removing the hollow retaining bolt. Discard the 2 copper sealing washers and plug the brake hose.
- Remove the 2 brake pin retainer bolts.
Lift the disc brake caliper off of the disc brake rotor using a rotating motion. Do not pry against the caliper piston. Prying may damage the piston or seals.