See Figures 1, 2 and 3
Brake pads should be replaced when the lining is worn to the approximate thickness of the metal part of the shoe.
REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
See Figures 4, 5 and 6
- Drain 2 / 3 of the brake fluid from the master cylinder.
The insertion of the thicker replacement brakes will push the caliper pistons back into their bores and the resulting hydraulic action will cause a full master cylinder to overflow.
- Raise and support the car and remove the wheels.
- Extract and discard the cotter pin found on the end of the brake pad retaining pin(s) (two retaining pins on heavy duty brakes).
- Withdraw the retaining pin(s) and remove the pads.
- Force the caliper pistons into their bores and insert the replacement pads.
- Replace the retaining pins and secure them with new 3 / 32 in. X 5 / 8 in. plated cotter pins. Bleed the system, if necessary.