Removal & Installation
- Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
- Remove about half of the brake fluid from the master cylinder.
- Raise and safely support the vehicle.
- Remove the front wheel and tire assemblies.
- Remove the anti-rattle spring from the outboard side of the caliper and adapter.
- Remove the 2 caps in place over the caliper guide pin bolts.
- Remove the 2 caliper guide pin bolts.
Remove the caliper from caliper adapter and brake rotor. The outboard shoe will probably stay with the caliper adapter while the inboard shoe will come off with the caliper as the caliper is removed.
WARNINGSupporting the weight of caliper by the flexible brake fluid hose can damage the hose.
- Using a mechanics wire or cord, hang the caliper from the front strut assembly. Support the caliper firmly to prevent the weight of caliper from being supported by the brake fluid hose.
- Remove the outboard brake pad from the caliper adapter.
- Pull the inboard brake pad away from the caliper piston until the retaining clip on the shoe is free from the cavity in the caliper piston.
Repeat the above procedure on other side of the vehicle.
There may be more than one lining material released. Make sure proper linings are being installed.
- Begin on one side of the vehicle or the other.
- Completely retract the caliper piston back into its bore in the brake caliper (This is required for caliper installation on the brake rotor with new brake pads installed).
If applied, remove the protective paper from the noise suppression gasket on the rear of both the inner and outer brake pad assemblies.
NOTEInboard brake pads are stamped L or R for left or right side of the vehicle. The P-slot or void on the piston insulator must be positioned upward when the brake caliper is mounted.
- Install the new inboard brake pad into the caliper piston by firmly pressing its retaining clip into the piston bore. Be sure the inboard brake pad is positioned squarely against the face of the caliper piston.
- Lubricate both adapter abutments where the shoes slide with a small amount of MOPAR® Silicone grease, or equivalent.
Slide the new outboard brake pad into the caliper adapter with the lining up against the outside of the brake rotor.
WARNINGUse care when installing the caliper assembly onto the caliper adapter, so the caliper guide pin bushings do not get damaged by the adapter bosses.
- Carefully position the brake caliper over the brake rotor and adapter.
- Install the caliper guide pin bolts and tighten to 26 ft. lbs. (35 Nm). Extreme caution should be taken not to cross thread the caliper guide pin bolts.
- Install the caps over the caliper guide pin bolts.
- Install the new caliper hold-down spring (anti-rattle clip) on the outboard side of the caliper. Start the spring into the holes on the caliper, then stretch the clip legs past the abutments on the caliper adapter.
- Repeat the above procedure on other side of the vehicle.
- Install the wheel and tire assemblies. Tighten the wheel mounting nuts in proper sequence until all the nuts are torqued to half specification, then repeat the tightening sequence to the full specified torque of 100 ft. lbs. (136 Nm).
- Lower the vehicle.
- Pump the brake pedal several times. This will set the shoes to the brake rotor.
- Check and adjust the brake fluid level as necessary.
- Road test the vehicle to check for proper brake operation.