Removal & Installation
Dust and dirt accumulating on brake parts during normal use may contain asbestos fibers from production or aftermarket brake linings. Breathing excessive concentrations of asbestos fibers can cause serious bodily harm. Exercise care when servicing brake parts. Do not sand or grind brake lining unless equipment used is designed to contain the dust residue. Do not clean brake parts with compressed air or by dry brushing. Cleaning should be done by dampening the brake components with a fine mist of water, then wiping the brake components clean with a dampened cloth. Dispose of cloth and all residue containing asbestos fibers in an impermeable container with the appropriate label. Follow practices prescribed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the handling, processing, and disposing of dust or debris that may contain asbestos fibers.
- Siphon about 2 / 3 of the fluid out of the master cylinder.
- Raise and safely support the vehicle.
- Remove the wheels.
- Remove the brake caliper mounting bolts and remove the caliper from the mounting bracket.
- Support the caliper with a wire.
- Using a large pair of plies or a C-clamp compress the caliper piston back into the bore.
- Remove the disc brake pads and any shims from the caliper mounting bracket.
- Install the brake pads and any shims removed from the caliper mounting bracket.
- Install the caliper on the mounting bracket and install the mounting bolts. Tighten the mounting bolts to 20 ft. lbs. (27 Nm).
Install the front wheels and lower the vehicle.
CAUTIONDo not attempt to drive the vehicle until after the following step is performed.
- Depress the brake pedal repeatedly until a firm pedal is obtained. Do not attempt to drive the vehicle unless a firm pedal is obtained.
- Check the fluid level in the master cylinder. Add fresh brake fluid, as necessary.
- Road-test the vehicle.