Removal & Installation
- Using a syringe, siphon brake fluid from the reservoir, leaving reservoir approximately 1 / 2 full.
- Raise and properly support the vehicle.
- Remove the wheel assemblies.
- Remove the lower pin bolt from the brake caliper.
- Swivel the caliper up and away from the torque member. Tie the caliper to a suspension member so that it is out of the way.
- Lift the 2 brake pads out of the torque member.
- Remove the inner and outer shims. Remove the 2 pad retainers if they are not attached to the pads.
- Check the pad thickness and replace the pads if they are less than 0.079 in. (2mm) thick.
- Install the inner and outer shims into the torque member.
- Install a pad retainer to the bottom of each pad.
- Install the pads into the torque member.
- Use a C-clamp or hammer handle and press the caliper piston(s) back into the housing.
- Untie the caliper and swivel it back into position over the torque plate so that the dust boot is not pinched. Install the pin bolt and torque it to 16 - 23 ft. lbs. (22 - 31 Nm) for 2001 models; 24 - 31 ft. lbs. (32 - 42 Nm) for 2002 - 03 models.
- Check the condition of the pin boot. Gently pull on it to expel any trapped air.
- Install the wheel and lower the vehicle.
- Pump the brakes until the pedal is firm and check the level of brake fluid. Road-test the vehicle.