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 tire and wheel assembly
- Release tension from the park brake system at the equalizer
Remove or disconnect the following:
Front and rear cables from one another at the connector clip
Align the indents on the piston face to match the pin on the brake pad.
- Inspect the bracket bolt guide assembly.
- Inspect the brake pad hardware and replace, if necessary.
Install or connect the following:
NOTEInstall NEW copper brake hose gaskets.
Brake caliper onto the caliper bracket ensuring that the guide boots are not damaged
Brake hose bolt and the NEW copper brake hose gaskets to the brake hose
- Bleed the brake system.
- 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 is obtained. This will properly seat the brake caliper pistons and brake pads.
- Adjust the park brake system.
- Install the tire and wheel assembly.
- Lower the vehicle.