Originally Posted by Danny Broyles
Yep, the rear brakes are not appearing to be anything like the front. I removed the retaining bolts that hold the outer caliper and nothing is budging. Is there something else to remove?
Let's make this simple. What are the steps for rear brake/rotor removal?
Thanks in advance!
p.s. I made a video of the front end job. I'll put it on YouTube in a bit and post the link here.
Here's a copy and paste of the procedure....Since you can't use a c clamp to compress the piston in the rear it takes a little more effort to get the caliper off of the disc...that's probably why you think its stuck.
Rear Brake Pads
REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
Inspect the fluid level in the brake master cylinder reservoir. If the brake fluid level is midway
between the maximum-full point and the minimum allowable level, then no brake fluid needs
to be removed from the reservoir before proceeding. If the brake fluid level is higher than
midway between the maximum full point and the minimum allowable level, then remove brake
fluid to the midway point before proceeding.
2. Remove the wheel, marking the location of the wheel to the hub prior to removal. Mark the
individual location of all retainers as they are removed.
3. Remove or disconnect the following:
Unclamp the wheel speed sensor (WSS) harness from the lower control arm
Upper and lower caliper bolts from the caliper
Pull the caliper straight off of the bracket and secure out of the way with heavy mechanics
wire. DO NOT disconnect the hydraulic brake flexible hose from the caliper
Remove Inboard and outboard pads from the brake caliper bracket
1. Clean the brake pad hardware mating surfaces on the caliper bracket of any debris or
2. Inspect the brake pad retainer clips and replace, if necessary.
3. Inspect the piston boot. Replace if damaged.
4. Retract the brake caliper piston into the brake caliper bore. Use a suitable spanner type
wrench and turn the piston clockwise until it bottoms out fully in the brake caliper.
5. Align the indents on the piston face to match the pin on the back of the inboard brake pads.
6. Install or connect the following:
Brake pad retainers into the brake caliper bracket
Inboard and outboard brake pads into the brake caliper bracket insuring that the pad with the
metallic wear sensor is placed on the inboard side of the bracket
Slide the caliper onto the bracket insuring that the bracket guide boots are not damaged
Brake caliper bolts and tighten the bolts to 25 ft. lbs. (34 Nm)
Reinstall WSS harness onto the lower control arm
7. Install the tire and wheel assembly. Tighten the lug nuts to 100 ft. lbs. (140 Nm) in a criss-
cross pattern, after aligning the wheel hub with the reference mark and holes as shown in
8. Lower the vehicle.
9. With the engine OFF, gradually apply the brake pedal to approximately 2 / 3 of its travel
distance. Slowly release the brake pedal.
10. Wait 15 seconds, then repeat steps until a firm brake pedal apply is obtained. This will
properly seat the brake caliper pistons and brake pads.
11. Fill the brake master cylinder reservoir to the proper level.