Removal & Installation
Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
NOTEInspect the fluid level in the brake master cylinder reservoir. If the brake fluid level is midway between the maximum-full point and the minimum allowable level, then no brake fluid needs to be removed from the reservoir before proceeding. If the brake fluid level is higher than midway between the maximum full point and the minimum allowable level, then remove brake fluid to the midway point before proceeding.
- Remove the wheel, marking the location of the wheel to the hub prior to removal. Mark the individual location of all retainers as they are removed.
- Install two wheel lug nuts to retain the rotor to the hub
- Install a large C-clamp over the top of the brake caliper and against the back of the outboard brake pad
- Tighten the C-clamp until the caliper piston is pushed into the caliper bore enough to slide the caliper off the rotor
Remove or disconnect the following:
NOTEInspect the brake caliper pin boots, if the caliper pin boots are damaged, inspect the caliper pins for corrosion or damage. If corrosion is found on the brake caliper pin shaft, replace the brake caliper pin and the brake caliper pin boot. Do not attempt to polish away the corrosion.
Brake hose bolt
- Ensure that the caliper bolt boots are properly installed.
Install or connect the following:
WARNINGInstall NEW copper brake hose gaskets
Caliper to the caliper bracket
Brake hose bolt and the NEW copper brake hose gaskets to the brake hose
- Install the tire and wheel assembly. Tighten the lug nuts to 100 ft. lbs. (140 Nm) in a criss-cross pattern, after aligning the wheel hub with the reference mark and holes as shown in appropriate illustration.
- Refill the master cylinder to the correct level. Bleed the brake system.