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.
Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
of the brake fluid from the master cylinder.
Raise and safely support the vehicle.
Remove or disconnect the following:
Wheel and tire assembly
Lower caliper guide pin bolt
Caliper from the caliper support
Disc brake pads, shims, and the clips from the caliper support
Fig. Rear brake pads and related components
Clean the exposed portion of the caliper piston, then press the piston back into the caliper bore using the old inner brake pad and a C-clamp.
Install or connect the following:
Disc brake pads, shims, and the clips. Make sure the shims and clips are properly positioned.
Caliper over the rotor so the caliper engages the adapter correctly
Wheel and tire assembly and lower the vehicle
Apply the brake pedal several times until a firm pedal is obtained. Check the fluid level in the master cylinder and add fluid, as necessary.