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.
- Raise the front of the vehicle, and support it with safety stands in the proper locations.
- Remove the front wheel.
- Remove the brake hose mounting bolt.
- Remove the brake hose-to-caliper union bolt and discard the washers. Plug the brake hose.
Remove the caliper mounting bolts.
Installation is the reverse of removal. Install the brake hose on the damper bracket with flange bolt first, then connect the brake hose to the caliper with the banjo bolt and new sealing washers. Observe the torques given in the accompanying illustrations.
- Bleed the brakes.
- Press the brake pedal several times to make sure the brakes work.