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.
- Remove the wheel and tire assembly.
- Remove the screw retaining the brake hose bracket to the frame side rail.
- Remove the retaining clip from the parking brake cable at the disc brake caliper. Remove the cable end from the parking brake lever.
- Remove the upper disc brake caliper locating pin at the support bracket. Rotate the caliper away from the rotor.
- Remove the disc brake pads.
- Inspect the rotor braking surfaces for scoring and machine as necessary.
- Using Rear Caliper Piston Adjuster T87P-2588-A, rotate the piston clockwise until it is fully seated. Make sure one of the slots in the piston face is positioned so it will engage the nib on the brake pad.
- Install the brake pads in the support bracket. Rotate the caliper assembly over the rotor into position on the support bracket. Make sure the brake pads are installed correctly.
- Remove the residue from the rear brake pin retainer bolt threads and apply 1 drop of a suitable threadlock sealer. Install and torque the disc brake caliper locating pin to 24 ft. lbs. (33 Nm).
- Attach the cable end to the parking brake lever. Install the cable retaining clip on the caliper assembly. Position the brake flex hose and bracket assembly to the side rail, and install the retaining screw. Torque to 11 ft. lbs. (16 Nm).
- Install the 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 if necessary, using only clean DOT 3 brake fluid from a closed container.
- Road test the vehicle and check the brake system for proper operation.