Brake Pad and Rotor Replacement - Rear

Step 6 - Next, use a socket to remove both upper and lower caliper mounting bolts. Use a wrench if necessary to secure the slide.

Remove Caliper Mounting Bolts

Step 7 - Once both upper and lower bolts are removed, grasp the caliper and lift it from the brake pads, the fit can be a little tight. Secure the caliper away from work area, do not allow the caliper be supported from the brake line.

Remove Rear Brake Caliper

Step 8
- Next, use a small screwdriver to pry the brake pads from the caliper bracket.

Remove Rear Brake Pads

Step 9 - After the caliper is secure, loosen and remove both upper and lower caliper bracket bolts.

Remove Caliper Bracket Bolts

Step 10 - Once both caliper bracket bolts have been removed, grasp the caliper mounting bracket and lift it from the axle. Inspect the caliper slides on the bracket and add a small amount of brake grease to lubricate.

Remove Brake Caliper Mount Bracket

Step 11 - Next, use a hammer and strike the rotor near the edge of the axle flange, this will force the rotor free.

Shock Rotor


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Article first published (Updated 2015-01-03)