Removal & Installation
- Raise the vehicle.
- Remove the tire and wheel assembly.
Compress the front brake caliper piston.
- Install a large C-clamp over the top of the brake caliper housing and against the back of the outboard brake pad.
- Slowly tighten the C-clamp until the piston pushes into the brake caliper enough to slide the brake caliper off the rotor.
- Remove the C-clamp from the brake caliper.
Remove the rear brake caliper and mounting bracket.
- Remove rear brake rotor.
- If the brake rotor is stuck, perform the following.
Remove the brake rotor.
NOTEWhenever the rotor has been separated from the axle flange, clean any rust or foreign material from the mating surface of the axle flange and brake rotor. Failure to do this may result in increased lateral runout of the rotor and brake pulsation.
NOTEIf the brake rotor is not going to be replaced but just removed from the front hub to be refinished, mark the brake rotor left or right and the relationship of the brake rotor and a wheel stud. In doing so, it will reduce the possibility of vibration in the brake system.
- Clean the brake rotor to the rear axle flange contact area.
- Refinish the rotor, or replace if necessary.
Inspect the park brake components. If any of the following conditions are found, replace the affected parts.
Bent or broken hold down spring
- Clean the park brake shoes using denatured alcohol.
- Dry the park shoes using non-lubricated, filtered air.
Lubricate the contact area between the park brake shoe and the backing plate with high temperature silicone brake lubricant.
NOTEIt maybe necessary to readjust the park brake shoes to allow the brake rotor to be reinstalled.
- Adjust the park brake.
Install the brake rotor by slowly turning the rotor while pushing the rotor on the axle flange.
- Install the rear brake caliper and mounting bracket.
- Install the tire and wheel assembly.
- Lower the vehicle.
- Refill the brake master cylinder reservoir, if needed.
- Pump the brake pedal slowly and firmly in order to seat the brake pads.
- Burnish replaced or refinished rotors.