Brake Pad and Rotor Replacement - Front RWD
Installing Brake Rotor and Bearing Hub Step 49 - Once the bearing hub rotor assembly is back into place, install the spindle washer.
Spindle Washer Step 50 - After installing the spindle washer, install the nut and tighten to bring up the slack but do not tighten.
Install Spindle Nut
Light Snug Spindle Nut Step 52 - Next, install the axle nut retainer onto the axle nut, align the retainer with the cotter pin hole in the spindle.
Axle Nut Retainer Step 53 - Using a new cotter pin, locate the through hole and push the cotter pin into place.
Install New Cotter Pin Step 54 - Once the cotter pin is installed, use a pair of dikes to bend the long end of the cotter pin over the spindle end and cut off the excess cotter pin material.
Cut Excess Cotter Pin Step 55 - After the cotter pin has been installed, set the grease cap with the gap at the top.
Set Grease Cap Step 56 - Using a hammer, install the grease cap evenly onto the bearing hub, wipe when finished with a shop towel.
Installing Grease Cap Step 57 - After the cap is installed, use a clean towel and clean the rotor pad surface on both sides.
Clean Rotor Surface Step 58 - Then install the caliper mount, thread the mounting bolts and tighten.
Install Caliper Mount Step 59 - Compare the new brake pads to the worn pads, they should match up except for the worn brake material.
New Brake Pads Step 60 - A brake pad may be unique as far as which side of the caliper its installed on, observe wear sensors etc.
Compare Brake Pad Size Step 61 - After confirming the brake pads, install both pads while checking anti rattle clips and shims.
Install Brake Pads Step 62 - Using a large pair of channel locks or C clamp, use an old brake pad as a buffer and squeeze the brake caliper to retract the piston, (brake fluid will leak out). (Note: For most vehicles, this operation is done while the caliper is still connected to the brake hose.)
Retract Brake Caliper Step 63 - Reinstall brake caliper over the brake pads and wipe clean.
Reinstall Caliper Step 64 - Using a shop towel, wipe the caliper slides clean and apply a thin layer of brake grease to the bolt slide area.
Service Caliper Slides