Brake Calipers


Removal & Installation

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  1. Raise and safely support the vehicle. Remove the front wheels.
  3. Remove some brake fluid from the master cylinder reservoir.
  5. Disconnect and plug the brake fluid line from the caliper.
  7. Remove the brake caliper mounting bolt and guide bolt and remove the caliper from the mount. The brackets can be remove for additional work space.
  9. Remove the brake pads and clips from the caliper. Inspect the brake pads for wear; replace them, if necessary.

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    Fig. Exploded view of the front caliper components-Rodeo


To install:

  1. Install the brake pads and clips onto the caliper.
  3. If the caliper bracket was removed, tighten the bolts to 103-126 ft. lbs. (139-171 Nm).
  5. Install the caliper on the mounting bracket. Torque the caliper-to-mounting bracket bolts to:

    4-cylinder models: 20-27 ft. lbs. (27-37 Nm)
    6-cylinder models: 54 ft. lbs. (74 Nm)

  7. Connect the fluid line to the caliper using new washers. Torque the brake line banjo fitting to 26 ft. lbs. (35 Nm).
    Be sure the hook end of the flexible brake line is positioned in the anti-rotation cavity.

  9. Refill the master cylinder reservoir and bleed the brake system.
  11. Install the front wheels and lower the vehicle.