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Before you begin:
- Read through this guide completely prior to starting the project.
- Make sure the wheels and brakes are cool to the touch.
- Plan on not being able to drive the vehicle for the next 24 hours.
- Work in a garage with adequate ventilation, but do not attempt if conditions in your work area are windy.
- Use of safety gloves, eyewear, and mask are recommended.
Remove the rear wheel following the instructions in your Owner's Manual.
Wipe away any dirt or debris that is on/around your brake fluid cap. Once the area is clean, unscrew brake fluid cap and set aside.
the turkey baster, remove some of the brake fluid and place it in the
measuring cup and make a note of how much you removed. Discard old brake
fluid, do not reuse!
Using a measuring cup will allow you to know exactly how much new fluid to replace when you're done. I believe I removed 1/3 of a cup.
The caliper is held onto the
rotor by two 14mm bolts. Note the positioning in the top view shown here,
do not remove the piston bolts (the ones behind the rubber sleeves).
Remove both bolts and use string or wire to secure the caliper. Do not allow it to hang or put excessive pull on the brake line.
Remove the brake pads.
Begin with the rear pad and using your fingers push it inward/toward the other pad. Once it is loose you should be able to wiggle it out. Now remove the front pad the same way and set aside. Be sure to note which one goes where.