| ||After removing the wheels compress the caliper using a C clamp, this will make removing and installing the caliper easier. |
| ||Remove the caliper bolts then remove the caliper by pulling at the bottom perpendicular to the axle. Use a zip tie to secure the caliper so it doesn’t hang by the brake hose. |
| ||With the caliper out of the way remove the rotor, if it’s stuck you can use a dead blow hammer or rubber mallet to provide some persuasion. |
| ||Remove the spring using the spring hook tool. Next remove the adjuster and the two hold down clips. |
| ||Remove the return spring, then the parking brake shoes by pulling them away perpendicular to the axle. |
| ||Remove the retaining plate nuts, as you can see mine were coated in differential lube where the axle seal failed. |
Pull firmly on the end of the axle shaft and it should pull out, the bearing race may stay in the end of the axle housing, you should be able to pull it out by hand.
| ||Clean up the brake parts with degreaser and brake cleaner, be sure not to get any breaker cleaner on any of the painted or rubber parts. |
| ||I took my shafts to a machine shop and had them remove the bearing retainer and bearing and install the new parts. |
If you have a drill press the bearing retainer can be removed by drilling a 3/8” hole in the retainer then using a chisel to crack and remove the retainer.
The bearing can be removed using a splitter and shop press.
| ||Put a thin coat of axle grease on the inner surface of the seal before installing it on the axle shaft. |
Before installing the axle shaft put a thin coating of RTV on the axle seal to help ensure a leak free seal.
| ||During assembly be sure to lube the caliper bolts and anti-rattle clips with brake or high temperature grease. |