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.
Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
Remove or disconnect the following:
Brake line at the caliper
Brake pad support plate
Pin and sleeve boots
Fig. Exploded view of the front brake components
Install or connect the following:
Caliper onto its mounting and install the lower mounting bolt. Torque the bolt to 65 ft. lbs. (88 Nm) for xA and xB. Tighten the bolt to 79 ft. lbs. (107 Nm) for tC.
Pin boots, sleeve boots and brake pads. Tighten the slide pins to 25 ft. lbs. (34 Nm).
Brake line to the caliper with 2 new metal gaskets. Torque the brake line union bolt to 22 ft. lbs. (30 Nm).
Bleed the system, as outlined in this section.