REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
- Raise the vehicle, support it with jackstands, and remove the wheel and tire assembly.
- Remove the brake caliper as previously outlined.
- Remove the brake disc.
- Install the disc.
- Install the caliper as described earlier.
- Check the disc for any obvious defects such as excessive rust, chipping, or deep scoring. Light scoring is normal on disc brakes.
- Make sure there is no wheel bearing play and then check the disc for runout as follows:
- Install a dial indicator on the caliper so that its feeler will contact the disc about 1 in. below its outer edge.
- Turn the disc and observe the runout reading. If the reading exceeds 0.002 in. (0.05mm), the disc should be replaced.
All brake rotors (discs) have a minimum thickness dimension cast into them, on the hub between the lugs. This is the minimum wear dimension and not a refinish dimension. Do not reuse a brake rotor that will not meet specifications. Replace with a new rotor.
Refinishing of brake rotors can be handled at machine shops equipped for brake work.