Brake Calipers


Removal & Installation

Dust and dirt accumulating on brake parts during normal use may contain asbestos fibers from production or aftermarket brake linings. Breathing excessive concentrations of asbestos fibers can cause serious bodily harm. Exercise care when servicing brake parts. Do not sand or grind brake lining unless equipment used is designed to contain the dust residue. Do not clean brake parts with compressed air or by dry brushing. Cleaning should be done by dampening the brake components with a fine mist of water, then wiping the brake components clean with a dampened cloth. Dispose of cloth and all residue containing asbestos fibers in an impermeable container with the appropriate label. Follow practices prescribed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the handling, processing, and disposing of dust or debris that may contain asbestos fibers.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
  3. Remove some fluid from the reservoir with a suction pump.
  5. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Front wheels
    Banjo bolt and disconnect the brake hose from the caliper. Plug the hose to prevent fluid loss and contamination.

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    Fig. Exploded view of the front caliper components

    Caliper pin bolts and the caliper from its mounting bracket


To install:

  1. Install or connect the following:

    Caliper over the pads and onto its mounting bracket. Torque both caliper pin bolts to 53 ft. lbs. (72 Nm).
    Brake hose to the caliper using new sealing washers. Carefully torque the banjo bolt to 25 ft. lbs. (34 Nm).

  3. Fill the reservoir with fluid and bleed the brakes.

    Front wheels