Removal & Installation
- Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
Remove or disconnect the following:
Remove a small amount of brake fluid from the reservoir using a suction pump.
Brake hose clamp from the knuckle by unfastening the retaining bolts
- Clean the caliper thoroughly; remove any rust from the lip of the disc or rotor. Check the brake rotor for grooves or cracks. If any heavy scoring is present, the rotor must be replaced.
Install or connect the following:
Pad retainers. Apply molybdenum brake grease to both surfaces of the shims and the back of the disc brake pads.
Push in the caliper piston so the caliper will fit over the pads. This is most easily accomplished with a pad spreader or large C-clamp.
Caliper down into position and tighten the mounting bolt to 27 ft. lbs. (37 Nm)
- Add brake fluid to the master cylinder reservoir and install the cap.
- Depress the brake pedal several times and make sure that the movement feels normal. The first brake pedal application may result in a very long pedal action due to the pistons being retracted. Always make several brake applications before starting the vehicle. Bleed the system if necessary.