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Grinding on passenger side front. Have plenty of pad left but it appears to be off center and caliper is rubbing against rotor. How do I adjust it so it is centered.

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You need to take calipers and have the resurface ok

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  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions section.
  2. Remove or disconnect the following:
    • Negative battery cable
    • Front wheels
  3. Place a C-clamp over the caliper as illustrated, place a screw drive head against the outboard pad and hook against the rear of the caliper. Slowly tighten the screw drive and retract the caliper pistons into their bores and breaking the outboard brake pad from the caliper fingers.
  4. Once the pad is free, slide the caliper in on the guides to provide clearance between the rotor and inboard pad.
  5. Place an appropriate prytool through the center opening in the top of the caliper behind the inboard pad between the pistons using care not to contact the piston boots. Pry the pad to free it from the pistons.
  6. Remove the two caliper guide pin bolts and position the caliper aside. Remove the brake pads.
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Place a C-clamp over the caliper as illustrated

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View of the caliper guide pins and boots (1), anti-rattle clips (2), brake rotor (3), outboard pad (4), caliper adapter (5) and inboard pad (6)

To install:
  1. Completely compress the caliper pistons
  2. Install or connect the following:
    • Brake pads with anti-rattle clips onto the adapter
    • Caliper and align the guide pin bolt holes with the guide pins. Install the pin bolts and tighten to 32 ft. lbs. (43 Nm).
    • Banjo bolt with new washers on each side of the hose fitting and tighten to 35 ft. lbs. (47 Nm)
    • Wheels
    • Negative battery cable
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