FRONT DISC BRAKE PADS
NOTE: Location and number of anti-rattle springs, anti-squeal shims and pad support plates vary by model. Note component locations during removal for installation reference
1. Raise and support vehicle. Remove wheel and tire assembly. Temporarily install wheel lug nuts to retain rotor position. Remove brake caliper from torque plate and wire aside; leave brakeline connected. See Fig. 4 .
2. Remove anti-rattle springs (if equipped), anti-squeal shims and pads. Remove pad support
plates and pad wear indicators. Check rotor thickness and runout. Measure brake pads and replace if necessary.
NOTE: Some models have one or more sets of anti-squeal shims. If one set of shims is vented, place it between pad and outer anti-squeal shim.
1. Install pad support plates and NEW pads. Install pad wear indicators, anti-squeal shims and
anti-rattle springs (if equipped). Apply disc brake grease to inner anti-squeal shims. DO NOT
allow grease to contact rubbing face of pads. Wear indicator must be on top side of pad.
NOTE: Pushing piston into caliper bore forces fluid back into master cylinder reservoir. Remove reservoir cap when compressing piston.
2. Press piston into caliper bore. DO NOT let piston dust boot wedge against edge of pads. To
complete installation, reverse removal procedure. Tighten bolts to specification. See TORQUE
SPECIFICATIONS table at the end of this article. Check reservoir fluid level.
Application Ft. Lbs. (N.m)
Brake Hose-To-Caliper Fitting 22 (30)
Brakeline Fittings 11 (15)
Brake Pedal Push Rod Lock Nut 19 (26)
Caliper Guide Bolts (Front) 18 (25)
Caliper Torque Plate Bolts (Front) 65 (88
Wheel Lug Nuts 76 (103)
Front Brake Spec
Application In. (mm)
Standard Disc Thickness .71 (18.0)
Minimum Refinish Disc Thickness .67 (17.0)
Maximum Disc Runout .004 (.09)
Standard Pad Thickness .39 (10.0)
Minimum Pad Thickness .04 (1.0)
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