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.
- Use a siphon to remove about half of the brake fluid from the master cylinder.
- Raise and safely support the vehicle.
- Remove the rear wheel.
- Release the parking brake pedal fully.
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 brake rotor retaining bolts.
- Remove the rotor from the hub.
- 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 onto the wheel hub and tighten the retaining bolts to 7.2 ft. lbs. (9.8 Nm).
- The remainder of the installation is the reverse order of removal.
- Refill the master cylinder with brake fluid to the correct level.
Pump the brake pedal until the brake pads are seated and a firm pedal is achieved before attempting to move the vehicle.
CAUTIONDo not move the vehicle until a firm pedal is obtained.
- Road test the vehicle to check for proper brake operation.