Removal & Installation
- Check the brake fluid level in the brake master cylinder reservoir.
- If necessary, remove the fluid until the brake master cylinder reservoir is 1 / 2 full.
- Raise and safely support the vehicle.
Remove the wheel and tire assembly.
WARNINGDo not pry in the caliper sight hole to retract the pistons as this can damage the pistons and boots.
WARNINGNEVER let the brake caliper hang from the brake hose or damage to the hose can occur.
- Remove the 2 brake caliper guide pin bolts and position the caliper aside.
- Support the caliper using a suitable piece of wire.
- Remove the 2 brake pad retraction springs.
- Remove the brake pads, brake pad shims and stainless steel shims.
- Inspect the brake pads and shims for wear or contamination.
- Remove the brake pad slides.
Remove the 4 brake pad slide clips.
Install the 4 brake pad slide clips.
WARNINGProtect the caliper piston and boots when pushing the caliper piston into the bores.
WARNINGMake sure that the caliper guide pin boots are fully seated or damage to the caliper guide pin boots can occur.
If installing new brake pads, using a suitable tool and a worn brake, compress the disc brake caliper pistons into the caliper.
- Install the brake pad slides.
Apply grease that is supplied to the pad backing plate and shims in the areas indicated.
- 1. Apply grease to the back of the brake pad.
- 2. Apply grease to the inner piston side stainless steel shim.
3. Apply grease to the outer stainless steel shim.
NOTEThe cut shim is directional and used on the inboard pad only. The cut is positioned toward the leading side. Correct installation can be verified if the shim hole is positioned on the bottom side.
- Install the brake pad shims and the stainless steel shims to the brake pads.
Install the 2 brake pad retraction springs.
WARNINGThe caliper guide pin boots must be seated correctly on the anchor plate or the guide pins may become contaminated.
Inspect the guide pin boots and make sure they are seated on the anchor plate correctly. The boot has a lip that fits under the edge of the anchor plate extension.
NOTEMake sure that the brake caliper hose does not become twisted.
- Position the brake caliper and install the 2 guide pin bolts. Tighten to 27 Nm (20 ft. lbs.).
- Install the wheel and tire assembly.
- Fill the brake master cylinder reservoir with clean, specified brake fluid.
- Test the brakes for normal operation