Brake Pad and Rotor Replacement - Front RWD
- Wrench set
- Socket set
- Large channel locks or "C' clamp
- Brake fluid
- Cotter pins
- Shop towels
- Replacement pads
- Replacement rotors
- Line pliers (optional)
- Dikes (side cutters)
- Small chisel
- Axle bearing grease
- Protective eyewear and gloves
Step 1 - Once the vehicle is safely in the air remove the front tire lug nuts. (Note: If air tools are not used loosen the lugs (one turn) when the vehicle is still on the ground.)
Remove Lug Nuts
Remove Tire Step 3 - Gently using line pliers to stop the flow of brake fluid, loosen the brake line off of the brake caliper. (Note: This step needed only with some models.)
Loosen Brake Line Step 4 - Once the brake line has been removed there will be two sealing washers which will need to be cleaned for reassembly.
Copper Sealing Washer Step 5 - Loosen both caliper slide bolts with a socket or wrench.
Loosen Caliper Slide Bolts Step 6 - Next, finish loosening the bolts and remove.
Caliper Slide Bolt Removal Step 7 - After the caliper bolts have been removed push the caliper side to side which will loosen the caliper for removal. Never allow the caliper to hang on the brake flex hose.
Brake Caliper Step 8 - Using a small screwdriver loosen the pads from the brake rotor and caliper mount.
Loosen Brake Pads Step 9 - Once the pads are loose, remove them from the caliper mounting bracket.
Worn Brake Pad Step 10 - Next, locate and remove the caliper mount bolts and remove the caliper mount.
Remove Caliper Mount Bolts Step 11 - After the caliper mount has been removed, use a small chisel and hammer to knock the bearing dust cap from the rotor.
Remove Bearing Cap Step 12 - While working the chisel and hammer be ready for the cap to pop off.