Removal & Installation
- Use a siphon or clean turkey baster to remove about half of the brake fluid from the master cylinder.
- Raise and safely support the vehicle and remove the tire/wheel assembly.
- Remove the caliper mounting bolts, then lift the caliper assembly away from the brake rotor.
- Use a suitable piece of wire to suspend the caliper assembly. This will prevent the weight of the caliper from being supported by the brake flex hose which will damage the hose.
- Once the caliper body and brake pads are removed, unfasten the caliper bracket mounting bolts, then remove the bracket from the rotor.
- Remove the rotor retaining screws.
- Remove the brake rotor by pulling it straight off the wheel mounting studs or if seized in place, remove the stubborn brake rotor by threading in two 8 x 1.25mm bolts, two turns at a time until the brake rotor is released.
- If necessary, completely retract the piston into the caliper using a large C-clamp or other suitable tool as provided in the front disc brake pad replacement procedures in this section.
- Install the brake rotor onto the wheel hub and tighten the mounting screws.
- Install the caliper mounting bracket and secure with the retaining bolts.
- Install the caliper and pad assembly over the brake rotor and mounting bracket and install the mounting bolts.
- Fill the master cylinder to the proper level with fresh brake fluid.
- Install the tire/wheel assembly and lower the vehicle.
Pump the brake pedal until the brake pads are seated and a firm pedal is achieved before attempting to move the vehicle.
CAUTIONDo not move the vehicle until a firm pedal is obtained.
- Road test the vehicle to check for proper brake operation.