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.
- Remove the brake caliper. Do not disconnect the brake hose from the caliper. Support the caliper with a piece of wire to prevent damage to the brake line.
- Remove the brake pads.
- Remove the brake caliper mount.
- Remove and dispose of the sheet metal rotor retainers.
- Remove the brake rotor. Inspect the brake rotor for wear or damage. Refinish the brake rotor if necessary.
- Clean the axle flange.
- Install the brake rotor.
- Install the brake caliper mount.
- Install the brake pads.
- Install the brake caliper.
- Burnish replaced or refinished rotors.