DISC BRAKE CALIPER
Removal (Front & Rear)
Raise and support vehicle. Remove wheels. Remove brake pads. On front wheel calipers, disconnect
parking brake cable from lever on caliper. On all calipers, disconnect hydraulic lines. Plug lines to
prevent entry of dirt or loss of fluid. Detach caliper mount bolts and remove caliper assembly.
Inspect front and/or rear caliper assemblies for damage, corrosion or leakage at each piston dust cover
or between rear caliper halves. Rebuild or replace caliper as necessary. See OVERHAUL in this
NOTE: If leakage is found between rear caliper halves, do not attempt to
separate and rebuild component, replace the rear caliper as an
To install, reverse removal procedure. Lubricate front caliper-to-yoke sliding surfaces. If
necessary, rotate front caliper piston with Piston Wrench (89 96 043) to move piston into
Rotate rear caliper piston to proper position (if necessary) using Piston Installer (89 95 367),
then check position with template. See Fig. 5.
Install brake pads. Mount caliper and install hydraulic line. Tighten mount bolts using new
locking plate. Bleed hydraulic system. Adjust parking brake cables.
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