Removal & Installation
- Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
Remove or disconnect the following:
Support the caliper from the upper control arm to prevent the weight of the caliper from being supported by the brake flex hose that will damage the hose.
Brake pads from the caliper
- Clean all parts well. Inspect the caliper for piston seal leaks (brake fluid in and around the boot area and inboard lining) and for any ruptures of the piston dust boot. If the boot is damaged or fluid leak is visible, disassemble the caliper and install a new seal and boot (and piston, if scored).
- Inspect the caliper pin bushings. Replace if damaged, dry or brittle.
- Completely compress the piston into the caliper using a large C-clamp or other suitable tool.
- Lubricate the area on the steering knuckle where the caliper slides with high temperature grease.
Install or connect the following:
NOTEBe sure to remove the noise suppression gasket paper cover if the pads come so equipped.
Rotor if removed
Caliper and brake shoe assemblies over the rotor by hooking the lower end of the caliper over the steering knuckle. Then, rotate the caliper into position at the top of the steering knuckle. Make sure the caliper guide pin bolts, bushings and sleeves are clear of the steering knuckle bosses.
- Pump the brake pedal until the brake pads are seated and a firm pedal is achieved before attempting to move the vehicle.
- Road test the vehicle for proper operation.