Removal & Installation
Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
NOTEIf brake fluid level is midway between the maximum-full point and the minimum allowable level, no fluid needs to be removed from the reservoir.
- Remove 1 / 2 of the brake fluid from the brake master cylinder reservoir. Properly dispose of the brake fluid.
- Raise and safely support the vehicle.
- Remove the wheel and tire assembly.
- Install a large C-clamp over the rear of the caliper and against the outer brake pad.
- Tighten the clamp until the caliper piston is compressed into the caliper bore enough to clear the rotor.
- Remove the C-clamp.
- Remove the brake line, discard the 2 copper washers and plug the line openings.
- Remove the 2 brake pin retainer bolts.
Remove the disc brake caliper from the vehicle.
- Inspect the guide pin boots for tears or cuts and replace as needed.
- Seat the guide pin boots into the guide pin retaining seat.
- Clean the guide pin bolt threads, then apply Threadlock to two-thirds of the lower guide pin bolt threads and allow it 10 minutes to dry.
- Apply a thin coat of high temperature brake lubricant to the guide bolts.
- Ensure that the disc brake pads are properly positioned and that the lining material is facing the rotor.
- Place the disc brake caliper over the rotor and tighten the brake pin retainer bolts-to-guide pin bolts to 25 ft. lbs. (34 Nm) for front brakes, or 44 ft. lbs. (60 Nm) for rear brakes.
- Unplug and install the brake hose and retaining bolt to the disc brake caliper using new copper sealing washers on each side of the hose fitting. Tighten the brake hose bolts to 37 ft. lbs. (50 Nm).
- Bleed the brake system, then apply the brake pedal two-thirds down and slowly release the pedal. Wait 15 seconds and repeat until a firm pedal is obtained.
- Install the wheel and tire assembly. Torque the lug nuts to 100 ft. lbs. (136 Nm).
- Lower the vehicle.
- Check and fill the brake master cylinder as required.
- Road-test the vehicle and check for proper brake operation.