Below guide will teach you How to Replace a Brake Caliper. Please follow the instructions carefully.
Things You’ll Need:
- Combination Wrench Set
- Socket and Ratchet Set
- Jack Stand Set
- Flat Head Screwdriver
- 1/2 in. Drive Torque Wrench
- Brake Caliper
- Brake Fluid
- DIY Costs: Est. $243.66 parts only
- Shop Costs: Est. $494.67 parts and labor
- Secure the vehicle on a flat surface. Apply parking brake.
- Loosen the lug nuts on the front wheels before lifting the front side with floor jack.
- Put logs behind rear wheels and raise the front of the vehicle with floor jack.
- Prop the vehicle on jack stands to ensure your safety during the repair work.
- Take the loosen lug nut away and take the fronts wheels off the vehicle.
- Examine the brake caliper carefully to spot any signs of binding. Observe if there is rust or uneven brake pad damage.
- Take the brake caliper out by removing the sliding bolts. You may need to disconnect the disc pads as well if they are connected to the caliper.
- Secure the caliper with a kind of support. Never let it hang by the brake hose.
- Wipe off the sliding bolts properly. Apply grease or oil to sliding bolts.
- Connect the disc pad with new brake caliper and reassemble the new caliper over the brake disc (rotor).
- Secure the caliper on the bracket with sliding bolts.
- Detach the brake line from old caliper and reattach it to the new caliper. It is better to use new copper washers. Fasten the banjo bolt.
- Repeat the same process on the other side and don’t forget to bleed the brakes.
- Fix the wheels and secure them properly with lug nuts.
- Take the jack stands away and slide down the floor jack.
- Take a small drive and make certain that the brake pedal is not loose and new brake caliper are properly installed.
Tips & Warning
- Always use safety goggles, latex gloves and closed toe shoes. These will prevent you from sustaining any severe injuries during the repair work.