Brake caliper removing and installing

This procedure is applicable to both front and rear brake calipers.

It is recommended brake calipers be replaced in pairs. — Raise car and remove wheels.

Make sure the car is firmly supported on jack stands designed for the purpose. Place the jack stands beneath a structural chassis point. Do not place jack stands under suspension parts.

— Depress brake pedal approximately 1 inch and hold in place with a pedal depressor.

This will prevent brake fluid from dripping out of open brake lines while the work is being performed.

Front brakes: Working in wheel housing, disconnect electrical connector (A) for brake pad wear sensor and remove harness from clip on strut body.

— Disconnect rubber brake hose (B) from metal brake line near bottom of strut. Plug hydraulic lines.

Brakes engaged

Brakes released

Brakes released

Brake caliper operation

Seal ring Brake fluid

Caliper piston

Brakes engaged

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