Removal & Installation
- Raise and safely support the vehicle.
- Remove a small amount of brake fluid from the reservoir using a suction pump.
- Remove the rear wheels.
- Remove the 2 caliper mounting bolts and remove the caliper from the bracket.
- Remove the pads, shims, and pad retainers.
- Clean the caliper thoroughly; remove any dirt or dust. Check the brake rotor for grooves or cracks and machine or replace, as necessary.
- Install the pad retainers. Apply molybdenum brake grease to both surfaces of the shims and the back of the disc brake pads.
- Install the pads and shims. The wear retainer on the inboard pad faces down.
- Use a suitable tool to push caliper piston into its bore and enable the caliper to fit over the pads. Lubricate the piston boot with silicon grease. Avoid twisting the boot.
- Install the brake caliper. Tighten the mounting bolts.
- Install the rear wheels. Lower the vehicle.
- Add brake fluid to the master cylinder reservoir. Depress the brake pedal several times to seat the pads. Bleed the brakes if necessary.
- Raise the rear of the vehicle, and support it with safety stands in the proper locations.
- Remove the rear wheels.
While holding the caliper pin (A) with a wrench, remove the flange bolt (B). Be careful not to damage the pin boot. Then pivot the caliper (C) up out of the way. Check the hose and pin boots for damage and deterioration.
Remove the pad shims (A) and brake pads (B).
Remove the pad retainers (A) from the caliper bracket (B).
- Clean the caliper bracket thoroughly; remove any rust, and check for grooves and cracks.
- Check the brake disc for damage and cracks.
- Apply a thin coat of M-77 assembly paste (P/N 08798-9010) to the retainers on their mating surfaces (indicated by the arrow) against the caliper bracket.
- Install the pad retainers. Wipe excess assembly paste off the retainers. Keep any assembly paste off the discs and pads.
- Apply a thin coat of M-77 assembly paste (P/N 08798-9010) to the pad side of the shims, the back of the brake pads, and the other areas indicated by the arrows. Wipe excess assembly paste off the pad shims and brake pads. Contaminated brake discs or pads reduce stopping ability. Keep assembly paste off the brake discs and pads.
- Install the brake pads and pad shims correctly. Install the brake pad with the wear indicator on the inside. If you are reusing the brake pads, always reinstall the brake pads in their original positions to prevent a momentary loss of braking efficiency.
- Push in the piston (A) so the caliper will fit over the brake pads. Make sure the piston boot is in position to prevent damaging it when pivoting the caliper down.
Pivot the caliper down into position. Install the flange bolt (B), and torque it to the specified torque while holding the caliper pin (C) with a wrench. Be careful not to damage the pin boot.
Press the brake pedal several times to make sure the brakes work.
NOTEBrake engagement may require a greater pedal stroke immediately after the brake pads have been replaced. Several applications of the brake pedal will restore the normal pedal stroke.
- After installation, check for leaks at hose and line joints or connections, and retighten if necessary.