Removal & Installation
- Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
- Remove about half of the brake fluid from the master cylinder.
- Raise the vehicle.
- Remove the rear wheels and tires from the vehicle.
- Remove the 2 guide pin bolts mounting the caliper to the adapter.
Remove the caliper from the adapter and the rotor by first rotating the top of the caliper away from the adapter, and then lifting the caliper off the lower machined abutment on the adapter.
WARNINGSupporting weight of caliper by the flexible brake fluid hose can damage the hose.
- Support the caliper from the rear strut with a mechanic-s wire, or equivalent.
- Remove the rear rotor from the hub/bearing. Then inspect the drum-in-hat parking brake shoes and the parking brake braking surface on the rotor for any signs of excessive wear or damage. Replace the parking brake shoes, if required.
- Remove the outboard brake pad from the caliper by prying the brake pad retaining clip over the raised area on the caliper. Then slide the brake pad down and off the caliper.
Pull the inboard brake pad away from the caliper piston, until the retaining clip is free from the cavity in the piston.
- Completely retract the caliper piston back into the piston bore of the caliper. This is required for the caliper installation when new brake pad assemblies are installed on the caliper.
- Lubricate both adapter abutments with a liberal amount of MOPAR® Multipurpose Lubricant, or equivalent.
- Install the rear rotor on the hub making sure it is squarely seated on the face of the hub.
- Remove the protective paper from the noise suppression gasket on both inner and outer brake pad assemblies (if equipped).
- Install the new inboard brake pad into the caliper piston by firmly pressing it into the bore of the piston using your thumbs. Be sure the inboard brake pad is positioned squarely against face of the piston.
Slide the new outboard brake pad onto the caliper. Be sure retaining clip is squarely seated in the depressed areas on the caliper.
WARNINGUse care when installing the caliper assembly onto the adapter, so the guide pin bushings and the sleeves do not get damaged by the mounting bosses on the adapter.
- Carefully lower the caliper and brake pads over the rotor reversing the required removal procedure.
Make sure that caliper guide pin bolts, bushings, and sleeves are clear of the adapter bosses.
WARNINGExtreme caution should be taken not to cross thread the caliper guide pin bolts when they are installed.
- Install the caliper guide pin bolts into the adapter. Tighten the guide pin bolts to 16 ft. lbs. (22 Nm).
- Install the wheels and tires.
- Tighten the wheel mounting stud nuts in proper sequence until all 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 pads to the brake rotor.
- Check and adjust the brake fluid level as necessary.