REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
Older brake pads or shoes may 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 fluid.
- Remove 1 / 2 of the brake fluid from the master cylinder reservoir.
- Raise and safely support the vehicle.
- Remove the wheel and tire assembly.
- Reinstall two wheel nuts in order to retain the rotor to the hub and bearing assembly.
If installing new disc brake pads, use a C-clamp or similar tool to push the caliper piston into the caliper bore. This will allow room for the new pads. Even if the pads are not being replaced, it is still recommended to push the piston back slightly in order to provide clearance between the linings and the rotor.
- Install a large C-clamp over the top of the caliper housing and against the back of the outboard pad.
- Slowly tighten the C-clamp until the piston is pushed into the caliper bore.
- Brace the sleeves with a wrench and remove the guide pin bolts.
- Lift the caliper off of the caliper bracket and support it using mechanics wire or another suitable device to prevent damage to the brake hose.
- Remove the inboard and outboard pads by pulling the top of the pads away from the rotor.