Front Brake Pad Inspection and Replacement
Remove the flange bolt (A), and pivot the caliper (B) up out of the way. Check the hose and pin boots for damage and deterioration.
Remove the pad shims (A) and brake pads (B).
Remove the pad retainers (A).
Clean the caliper thoroughly; remove any rust, and check for grooves and cracks.
Check the brake disc for damage and cracks.
Apply a thin coat of M-77 paste (P/N 08798-9010) to the retainers on their mating surfaces against the caliper bracket.
Install the pad retainers. Wipe excess paste off the retainers. Contaminated brake discs and pads reduce stopping ability. Keep paste off the brake discs and pads.
Apply a thin coat of M-77 paste to both sides of the pad shims (A), the back of the brake pads (B), and the other areas indicated by the arrows. Wipe excess paste off the shim. Contaminated brake discs and pads reduce stopping ability. Keep paste off the brake discs and pads.
Install the brake pads and pad shim correctly. Install the brake pads with the wear indicator (C) on the lower inside. If you are reusing the brake pads, always reinstall the brake pads in their original positions to prevent a momentary loss of braking efficiency.
Push in the piston (A) so the caliper will fit over the brake pads. Make sure the piston boot is in position to prevent damaging it when pivoting the caliper down.
Pivot the caliper down into position. Be careful not to damage the pin boots, install the flange bolt (B), and tighten it to the specified torque.
Press the brake pedal several times to make sure the brake works. NOTE: Engagement of the brake may require a greater pedal stroke immediately after the brake pads have been replaced as a set. Several applications of the brake pedal will restore the normal pedal stroke.
After installation, check for leaks at hose and line joints or connections, and retighten if necessary. Test-drive the vehicle, then check for leaks.
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Hope this helps. Thanks and have a great day!
Saturday, October 11th, 2008 AT 2:16 PM