Removal & Installation
Clean dust on caliper and brake pad with a vacuum dust collector to minimize the hazard of air borne particles or other materials.
While removing caliper, do not depress brake pedal because piston will pop out.
It is not necessary to remove bolts on torque member and brake hose except for disassembly or replacement of caliper assembly. In this case, hang caliper with a wire so as not to stretch brake hose.
Do not damage piston boot.
If any shim is subject to serious corrosion, replace it with a new one.
Always replace shim and shim cover as a set when replacing brake pads.
Keep rotor and pads free from brake fluid and grease.
Burnish the brake pads and disc rotor mutually contacting surfaces, after refinishing or replacing rotors, after replacing pads, or if a soft pedal occurs at very low mileage.
When removing components such as hoses, tubes/lines, etc., cap or plug openings to prevent fluid from spilling.
- Partially drain the brake fluid.
- Remove rear wheels and tires using power tool.
- Secure disc rotor using wheel nuts.
Remove the union bolt to disconnect the rear brake hose. Discard the copper sealing washers.
WARNINGDo not reuse the copper sealing washers.
Remove sliding pins and remove cylinder body from torque member.
If necessary, remove torque member and disc rotor. If the disc rotor cannot be removed, remove as follows:
- Make sure parking brake lever is completely disengaged.
- Hold down the disc rotor with the wheel nut and remove the adjuster hole plug.
- Insert a flat-bladed screwdriver through the plug opening and rotate the star wheel on the adjuster assembly in the direction to loosen and retract the brake shoes.
- Prior to removing disc rotor, make alignment mark using a marker between the hub and disc rotor.
Remove wheel nut and rotor.
If necessary, install disc rotor and torque member.
- Align marks made during removal on the hub and disc rotor.
Install cylinder body to the torque member and tighten sliding pins to the following specified torque.
NOTEBefore installing cylinder body, wipe off oil and grease on mounting surfaces of cylinder body.
Sliding pins-32 ft. lbs. (43.15 Nm)
- Install brake hose with new copper sealing washers to cylinder body and tighten union bolt to the following specified torque.
- Adjust the parking brake if necessary. Refer to Parking Brake in the Brakes Section.
- Bleed the brake system. Refer to Bleeding The Brake System in the Brakes Section.
- Install rear wheels and tires.