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Hello, because you will not be replacing the front calipers, unless there is a problem with them, follow theses instructions up to the part where they are off of the mounting brackets. You need them off the rotor to access the front disc pads. So read through it all before you start. Thanks
Important: Install a rubber cap or plug to the exposed brake pipe fitting end to prevent brake fluid loss and contamination.
Caution: Do not depress the brake pedal with the brake rotors/calipers and/or the brake drums removed. Damage to the brake system may result. If brake system damage occurs and is not repaired, vehicle damage and/or personal injury or death may result.
Notice: Use the correct fastener in the correct location. Replacement fasteners must be the correct part number for that application. Fasteners requiring replacement or fasteners requiring the use of thread locking compound or sealant are identified in the service procedure. Do not use paints, lubricants, or corrosion inhibitors on fasteners or fastener joint surfaces unless specified. These coatings affect fastener torque and joint clamping force and may damage the fastener. Use the correct tightening sequence and specifications when installing fasteners in order to avoid damage to parts and systems.
Tighten Tighten the bolts to 108 N·m (80 lb ft).
Important: Install 2 new copper brake hose gaskets.
Tighten Tighten the brake hose to caliper bolt to 40 N·m (30 lb ft).
Front Disc Brake Pads Replacement Removal Procedure
Notice: Support the brake caliper with heavy mechanic wire, or equivalent, whenever it is separated from its mount and the hydraulic flexible brake hose is still connected. Failure to support the caliper in this manner will cause the flexible brake hose to bear the weight of the caliper, which may cause damage to the brake hose and in turn may cause a brake fluid leak.
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