Removal & Installation
- Raise and support vehicle.
Remove tire and wheel assembly.
NOTEIn some cases, it may be necessary to retract caliper piston in its bore a small amount in order to provide sufficient clearance between shoes and rotor to easily remove caliper from knuckle. This can usually be accomplished before mounting bolts are removed, by grasping rear of caliper and pulling outward working with guide pins, thus retracting piston. Never push on piston directly as it may get damaged.
- Remove two bolts securing disc brake caliper adapter to steering knuckle.
- Remove disc brake caliper and adapter from knuckle as an assembly. Hang the assembly out of way using wire or a bungee cord. Use care not to overextend brake hose when doing this.
- Remove clips retaining brake rotor to wheel studs.
Remove brake rotor.
- Clean hub face to remove any dirt or corrosion where rotor mounts.
- Install brake rotor over studs on hub and bearing.
- Install disc brake caliper and adapter assembly over brake rotor.
- Install mounting bolts securing caliper adapter to steering knuckle. Tighten the bolts to 125 ft. lbs. (169 Nm).
- Install tire and wheel assembly. Torque the lug nuts to 100 ft. lbs. (135 Nm).
- Lower vehicle.
- Pump brake pedal several times to ensure vehicle has a firm brake pedal before moving vehicle.
- Check and adjust brake fluid level as necessary.
- Road test vehicle and make several stops to wear off any foreign material on brakes and to seat brake shoes.