Removal & Installation
- Remove the wheels on both sides.
- Remove the pad retaining spring carefully so as not to deform it.
The protective caps (1) from the two locating pins (2)
Hang brake caliper from a steel wire from the front spring so as not to damage brake hose.
NOTEDo not depress the brake pedal while the brake pads are removed.
- Clean and check the brake caliper and dust cover.
- Clean and check the brake pad mating surfaces in the brake caliper and caliper holder.
Check piston dust boot.
NOTEIf the dust boot is damaged dirt may have penetrated the cylinder. If this is the case the caliper must be replaced.
Check brake disc friction surfaces.
NOTEMinimum recommended disc thickness/replacement limit is 0.669 inch (17.0mm). Minimum recommended disc thickness when installing new brake pads is 0.697 inch (17.7mm).
- Press piston back into cylinder on brake caliper.
- Check that the dust cover is correctly positioned.
New brake pads
- Lubricate the locating pins using caliper grease. Insert the locating pins into the rubber sleeves. The pins should slide into the sleeves easily.
- Tighten the locating pins to 20 ft. lbs. (28 Nm) plus 60°.
- Install the protective caps.
- Install the securing spring.
- Check the brake fluid level in the reservoir.
- Depress the brake pedal a few times. Check the level of the brake fluid reservoir.
- Install the wheels.
- Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
- Raise and safely support the rear of the vehicle.
- Remove the wheels.
Remove the lower caliper guide pin bolt.
NOTECaliper removal is not necessary to service the brake pads.
- Pivot the caliper upward.
- Remove the brake shoes.
- Install the brake shoes into the caliper.
- Push the piston inward, if needed.
- Pivot the caliper downward and tighten the bolt.
- Install the rear wheels.
- Lower the vehicle.