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Can I install new rotors & pads without to much trouble

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Rear Brakes:

  1. Release the parking brake
  2. Remove the cowl trim panel from the left side of the drivers compartment for access to the parking brake pedal
  3. Pull back on the parking brake cable toward the control assembly (parking brake) and insert a 5/32 inch drill bit into the control actuator to lock the assembly into position
  4. Its actually easier to pull the parking brake cable from under the vehicle but you will need an assistant to help you do this way.
  5. Loosen the rear wheel lug nuts and raise and support the truck
  6. Remove the brake calipers and the brake discs
  7. Detach the parking brake cable from the actuator arm
  8. Clean the parking brake assembly with brake cleaner
  9. Remove the brake shoe retracting spring
  10. Remove the adjusting screw spring and remove the adjusting screw
  11. Remove the hold down springs from the shoes
  12. Remove the parking brake shoes from the actuator

1.Jack up vehicle and remove the wheel. before removing the caliper , be sure to depress the piston into the bottom of its bore in the caliper with a large C- clamp to make room for the new pads. look behind the caliper and you should see two bolts holding the caliper on.
2. Remove the bolts, "DO NOT REMOVE THE BRAKE LINE", the caliper should pull free from the caliper mounting braket. DO NOT LET THE CALIPER HANG BY THE BRAKE HOSE".
3. Separate the brake pads from the caliper mounting bracket." Remove the steel slippers from the upper and lower parts of the caliper mounting bracket.
4. After doing the above You should be done with removal to install follow the above steps in reverse.

Good luck and almost forgot, crack open the master cylinder to let the brake fluid flow out when pushing the pistons back in to the calipers to make it easier and replace any fluid lost. Note: brake is corrosive to paint so use caution when re-filling the master cylinder and just use water to neutralize any brake fluid lost on the ground.

Posted on Dec 09, 2009


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