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.
- Raise and safely support the vehicle. Remove the rear wheels.
- Remove some fluid from the master cylinder reservoir.
Disconnect and plug the brake fluid line from the caliper.
NOTEDiscard the parking brake cable mounting pin after removal.
- If equipped with caliper actuated parking brakes; remove the mounting pin from the parking brake cable and disconnect the parking cable from the disc caliper.
- Remove the brake caliper mounting bolt and guide bolt and remove the caliper from the mount.
Remove the brake pads and clips from the caliper. Inspect the brake pads for wear; replace them, if necessary.
- Install the brake pads and clips onto the caliper.
- If the mounting bracket was removed, tighten the bolts to 69-84 ft. lbs. (93-114 Nm).
- Install the caliper on the mounting bracket. Torque the caliper-to-mounting bracket bolts to 12-17 ft. lbs. (16-24 Nm), or 32 ft. lbs. (43 Nm) on vehicles with shoe-type parking brakes.
- Connect the parking brake cable to the caliper and install a new mounting pin.
- Connect the fluid line to the caliper using new washers. Torque the brake line banjo fitting to 26 ft. lbs. (35 Nm).
- Refill the master cylinder reservoir and bleed the brake system.
- Install the rear wheels and lower the vehicle.