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 from the strut.
Remove the brake caliper bracket mounting bolts, then remove the caliper assembly from the knuckle. To prevent damage to the caliper assembly or brake hose, use a short piece of wire to hang the caliper assembly from the undercarriage.
WARNINGDo not twist the brake hose excessively.
- Remove the rotor retaining bolts.
Remove the rotor from the hub.
NOTEIf the brake disc is stuck to the front hub, thread two 8 x 1.25 mm bolts into the brake disc to push it away from the front hub. Turn each bolt 90 degrees at a time to prevent the brake disc from binding.
- If necessary, completely retract the piston into the caliper using a large C-clamp or other suitable tool as provided in the front disc brake pad replacement procedures in this section.
- Install the brake rotor and tighten the retaining bolts to 7.2 ft. lbs. (9.8 Nm).
- The remainder of the installation is the reverse order of removal.