Removal & Installation
- Remove the wheel.
If the caliper is being replaced:
- Secure the pedal in the depressed position. Use a pedal jack.
- Clean the brake caliper thoroughly.
- Remove the protective cap from the bleed nipple.
- Install a plastic hose on the nipple.
- Open the bleed nipple. Collect the brake fluid in a container. Shut the bleed nipple.
- Slacken the off brake hose approximately half a turn.
- Remove the brake caliper and brake pads. See Brake Pads removal and installation.
- Unscrew the brake caliper from the brake hose.
Drain the remaining brake fluid.
- Insert the brake caliper on the hose and hand tighten.
- Clean and install the brake pads and brake calipers.
- Tighten the locating pins to 20 ft. lbs. (28 Nm) plus 60°.
Tighten the brake hose to 13 ft. lbs. (18 Nm).
NOTEThe brake hose must not be twisted.
- Fill and bleed the brake system.
- Depress the brake pedal a few times. Check the level of the brake fluid reservoir.
- Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
- Raise and safely support the rear of the vehicle.
- Remove the wheels.
- Remove the bolt and the ring seals that attach the brake hose inlet fitting to the caliper.
- Disconnect the brake hose. Plug the openings in the caliper and the brake hose to prevent fluid loss or contamination.
- Remove the caliper mounting bolts from the steering knuckle.
Remove the caliper.
- Install the caliper with the mounting bolts. Tighten the caliper mounting bolts to 33 ft. lbs. (45 Nm).
- Connect the brake hose with the bolt and ring seals. Tighten the brake hose inlet bolt and ring seals to 24 ft. lbs. (32 Nm).
- Install the rear wheels.
- Lower the vehicle.
- Fill the master cylinder to the proper level with clean brake fluid.
- Bleed the caliper.