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PADS - FRONT BRAKE REMOVAL NOTE: Before proceeding, Refer to Service Precautions.
CLEANING WARNING: Dust and dirt accumulating on brake parts during normal use may contain asbestos fibers from production or aftermarket brake linings. Breathing excessive concentrations of asbestos fibers can cause serious bodily harm. Exercise care when servicing brake parts. Do not sand or grind brake lining unless equipment used is designed to contain the dust residue. Do not clean brake parts with compressed air or by dry brushing. Cleaning should be done by dampening the brake components with a fine mist of water, then wiping the brake components clean with a dampened cloth. Dispose of cloth and all residue containing asbestos fibers in an impermeable container with the appropriate label. Follow practices prescribed by the occupational Safety And Health Administration (OSHA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the handling, processing, and disposing of dust or debris that may contain asbestos fibers. INSPECTION Visually inspect brake pads for uneven lining wear. Also inspect for excessive lining deterioration. Check the clearance between the tips of the wear indicators (if equipped) on the pads and the brake rotors.If a visual inspection does not adequately determine the condition of the lining, remove the disc brake pads from the calipers and perform a physical check.NOTE: It is important to inspect both front and rear brake pads during the same inspection. Typically, front and rear brake pads wear out at the same time.When servicing, replace both disc brake pads (inboard and outboard) for each caliper. It is necessary to replace the pads on the opposite side of the vehicle as well as the pads failing inspection.If the brake pads do not require replacement, be sure to reinstall the brake pads in the original position they were removed from.INSTALLATION NOTE: Perform steps 1 through 7 on each side of the vehicle.