Brake Pads


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.

  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions at the beginning of this section.
  3. Raise and support the vehicle safely. Remove the rear tires.
  5. Remove the caliper guide bolt, after raising the caliper assembly. Support it with wire.
  7. Remove the shim pad, pad retainer and pad assembly in the caliper bracket.

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    Fig. Rear brake caliper and related components-2006 vehicles


To install:

  1. Installation is the reverse of the removal procedure.