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.
Remove the disc brake caliper guide pins.
NOTEIt is not necessary to disconnect the hydraulic lines.
- Lift the disc brake caliper from the anchor plate.
- Position the disc brake caliper out of the way by suspending with a wire.
- Remove the brake pads from the anchor plate.
- Inspect the rotor surfaces for scoring or buildup of lining material. Minor imperfections do not require machining. Hand sand the glaze from the rotor using 150 grit aluminum oxide sand paper.
- Use a C-clamp and wooden block to seat the disc brake caliper hydraulic piston in its bore, as illustrated. This must be done to provide clearance for the disc brake caliper to fit over the front rotor during installation.
- Remove all built-up rust from the inside of the brake caliper pad contact area.
- Install the brake pads, with the clip on insulators, into the front brake caliper anchor plate.
- Install the disc brake caliper onto the anchor plate.
Install the disc brake caliper guide pins and tighten to 23-38 ft. lbs. (31-38 Nm).
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.
- Pump the brake pedal to seat the brake pads.
- Remove 1 / 2 of the brake fluid from the brake master cylinder reservoir. Properly dispose of the brake fluid.
- Raise and safely support the vehicle.
- Remove the wheel and tire assembly.
- Remove 2 disc brake caliper brake pin retainers. Do not remove the brake hose from the caliper.
- 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.
- Hang the disc brake caliper with a length of wire or equivalent to prevent damage to the brake hose.
- Remove the inner and outer disc brake pads and the anti-rattle clip.
- Inspect the disc brake rotor surfaces for grooves, cracks or glazing. Resurface or replace as required. If resurfacing, observe the minimum thickness specification.
- Retract the caliper piston fully into the caliper bore using a C-clamp and wood block or equivalent. This will allow room for the new disc brake pads.
- Install new inner and outer disc brake pads and the anti-rattle clip. Ensure that the disc brake pads are properly positioned and that the lining material is facing the rotor.
- Place the disc brake caliper over the rotor and install 2 disc brake caliper brake pin retainers. Tighten the brake pin retainers to 23-28 ft. lbs. (31-38 Nm).
- Install the wheel and tire assembly. Torque the lug nuts to 85-105 ft. lbs. (115-142 Nm).
- Lower the vehicle.
- Pump the brake pedal to position the brake pads before attempting to move the vehicle.
- Check and fill the brake master cylinder reservoir, as required.
- Road-test the vehicle and check for proper brake system operation.