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.
Remove or disconnect the following:
Unclamp the wheel speed sensor (WSS) harness from the lower control arm
- Clean the brake pad hardware mating surfaces on the caliper bracket of any debris or corrosion.
- Inspect the brake pad retainer clips and replace, if necessary.
- Inspect the piston boot. Replace if damaged.
- Retract the brake caliper piston into the brake caliper bore. Use a suitable spanner type wrench and turn the piston clockwise until it bottoms out fully in the brake caliper.
- Align the indents on the piston face to match the pin on the back of the inboard brake pads.
Install or connect the following:
Brake pad retainers into the brake caliper bracket
- 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.
- Lower the vehicle.
- With the engine OFF, gradually apply the brake pedal to approximately 2 / 3 of its travel distance. Slowly release the brake pedal.
- Wait 15 seconds, then repeat steps until a firm brake pedal apply is obtained. This will properly seat the brake caliper pistons and brake pads.
- Fill the brake master cylinder reservoir to the proper level.