Removal & Installation
- Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
- Remove the master cylinder reservoir cap and check the fluid level in the reservoir. Remove brake fluid until the reservoir is 1 / 2 full. Discard the removed fluid.
- On Continentals, turn the air suspension switch, located in the left side of the luggage compartment, to the OFF position.
- Remove the wheel and tire assembly.
- Remove the disc brake caliper locating pins. Lift the caliper assembly from the anchor plate and rotor using a rotating motion.
- Suspend the caliper inside the fender housing with wire. Do not allow the caliper to hang from the brake hose.
Remove the inner and outer brake pads. Inspect the rotor braking surfaces for scoring and machine as necessary.
- Use a C-clamp and an old brake pad or block of wood to seat the caliper piston in its bore.
- Remove any rust buildup from the inside of the caliper in the brake pad contact area.
- Install the inner pad in the caliper piston.
Install the outer pad onto the anchor plate. Make sure the clips are properly seated.
NOTEMake sure the insulators are installed on the brake pads.
- Install the disc brake caliper onto the anchor plate.
- Install caliper locating pins and torque to 26 ft. lbs. (35 Nm).
- Install wheel and tire assembly.
- Pump the brake pedal several times prior to moving the vehicle to position the brake pads to the rotor.
- Refill the master cylinder reservoir as necessary, using only clean DOT 3 brake fluid from a closed container.
- Road test the vehicle and check the brake system for proper operation.