REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
- Raise and support the vehicle safely.
- Remove the front wheels.
- Disconnect the brake hose from the caliper. Plug the end of the hose to prevent loss of fluid.
- Remove the bolts that attach the caliper to the torque plate.
- Lift up and remove the caliper assembly.
- Grease the caliper slides and bolts with lithium grease or equivalent. Install the caliper and secure with the bolts, tightening to specifications.
- Reconnect the brake hose to the caliper, using new washers if equipped.
- Fill the brake system to the proper level and bleed the brake system.
- Install the tire and wheel assembly.
- Add brake fluid to the reservoir to fill to the correct level. Check for leaks and proper brake operation.
- Remove the caliper from the vehicle.
- Withdraw the two slide bushings and pin boots from their respective bores.
- Remove the sliding pins from the torque plate.
- Gently pry the piston dust boot set ring from the boot and remove the boot.
- Place a folded towel or thin piece of wood between the piston and housing. Apply low pressure compressed air to the brake line union fitting to force the piston out of its bore.
The piston will come out forcefully. Never attempt to catch the piston with your hand. Wear eye protection.
- Pry the piston seal from the bore.
- Check the piston and cylinder bore for wear and/or corrosion. Replace components if excess wear or corrosion is present.
- To reassemble, coat all the bore, dust boot, collar, slide bushing, piston and piston seal surfaces with lithium soap base glycol grease.
- Install the piston seal into the bore and install the piston(s) using a hammer handle or equivalent.
- Install the boot and set ring.
- Install the collar, dust boots and boot bushings in the torque plate. Make sure that the boots are secured firmly to each brake cylinder and bushing groove.
- Install the brake pads into the cylinder, install the pin and install the cylinder onto the torque plate. Torque the caliper bolt(s) to specifications.
- Fill the master cylinder reservoir and bleed the brake system.
- Pump the brake pedal and check the brake system for leaks.