Removal & Installation
- Raise and support vehicle.
Remove the wheel mounting nuts, then the tire and wheel assembly.
NOTEIn some cases, it may be necessary to retract caliper pistons into their bores 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 the two bolts securing the disc brake caliper adapter (with brake caliper) to the knuckle.
Remove the disc brake caliper and adapter from the knuckle as an assembly. Hang the assembly out of the way using wire or a bungee cord. Use care not to overextend the brake hose when doing this.
- Remove any clips retaining the brake rotor to the wheel studs.
- Remove the brake rotor from the hub and bearing.
Inspect brake shoes before installation.
- Clean the rotor mounting face of hub and bearing to remove any dirt or corrosion.
- Install the brake rotor over the studs on the hub and bearing.
- Install the disc brake caliper and adapter assembly over brake rotor.
- Install the mounting bolts securing caliper adapter to knuckle. Tighten bolts to 125 ft. lbs. (169 Nm).
- Install the tire and wheel assembly. Install and tighten wheel mounting 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.