Download BRAKE PADS REPLACEMENT – REAR CAUTION: REFER TO BRAKE DUST CAUTION IN SERVICE PRECAUTIONS. Removal Procedure 1. Inspect the fluid level in the brake master cylinder reservoir. 2. If the brake fluid level is midway between the maximum-full point and the minimum allowable level, no brake fluid needs to be removed from the reservoir before proceeding. 3. If the brake fluid level is higher than midway between the maximum-full point and the minimum allowable level, remove brake fluid to the midway point before proceeding. 4. Raise and suitably support the vehicle. Refer to Vehicle Lifting. 5. Remove the tire and wheel assembly. 6. Inspect the caliper operation. Refer to Brake Caliper Inspection. 7. Place a C-clamp as shown. Slowly bottom the pistons of the caliper. It may be necessary to reposition the C-clamp to allow both of the pistons to bottom into the caliper bores. NOTE: Support the brake caliper with heavy mechanic’s wire, or equivalent, whenever it is separated from it’s 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.