Make sure the engine is turn off.Make sure that the vehicle is in park and the handbrake is in engage position.Gather the tools that are needed for the job and put it aside for quick access.Safety is the number one priority.
In order to gain access to the brakes, the vehicle must be raise by a floor jack.Make sure that the vehicle will not roll and you have blocks behind the tires.After all the nuts are loosen then the tire can be remove.
Vehicle is raised and the jack stand is in place. Double check the jack stand and make sure it’s properly set into the frame and flat to the ground.
Before we start the disassembly on the brake and caliper, it is wise to examine the brake system first of which tool we will need to use. Furthermore, studying the brake system is not bad if you are new about changing brakes and calipers.Knowing where they are and where they go can save time. You can take a picture for further reference if you ever forget which one goes to that position.Once familiarize and know what to do, then start the disassembly process.
For quick access to the bolts that is holding the brake caliper, turn the steering wheel to expose the back side of the brake.
Now begin taking the two bolts that are mounted on the caliper using a combination wrench and loosen it.
After removing the two bolts, the next thing that needs to be done is removing the caliper off the mounting bracket.Push back the pistons all the way in by using a C- Clamp.To simply remove the caliper, the pads need to be push back. This can be done by rocking the caliper back and forth or use a small pry bar.
Push the pads using C- Remove the caliper once Clamps the pistons are pushed in
Once the caliper is off, make sure that the caliper is NOT dangle or NOT hanging by its brake hose. The hose can be damage or rapture due to the weight of the caliper.Support the caliper using a Bungee Cord and hang it around the shock absorber.
A Bungee Cord issupporting the caliper to prevent stress on the brake hose or damaging it.
Removing the brake pads is easy after the caliper is off.Just slid the pads out from the bracket.
To remove the brake bracket, use a wrench to loosen the two bolts that is holding the bracket.
It is very important to double check and make sure that everything is in place an tighten before putting back the tires on.Once the final inspection is done, the tires can be put in place and tighten the nuts to its limit with a torque wrench.Take the jack stand out and the floor jack and then lower the vehicle into the ground.