Fitting instructions for a Hat Type Disc Rotor

 

    1. 1. Remove wheel.
    1. 2. Remove brake pads and push caliper piston back using correct tool (not levering back with screwdriver).
    1. 3. Remove caliper from its supports without disconnecting brake line, making sure to secure it without letting it hang by the hose.
    1. 4. Remove old brake rotor
    1. 5. Check hub bearings for wear, replace as necessary (refer to the vehicle’s manual for exact specifications).
    1. 6. Remove any scale or grit off the hub face ensuring hub face appearance is like new. This will ensure a positive contact with the inside of the new rotor minimising any installed run-out (a major cause of brake shudder).
    1. 7. Fit new disc rotor to hub making sure it is indexed to a point with minimum run-out (using a dial indicator).
    1. 9. Refit brake caliper.
    1. 10. Select correct brake pads to suit the style and driving conditions of the driver and vehicle.
    1. 11. Check brake fluid condition and replace as necessary. Do not flush dirty fluid through system; remove dirty fluid from reservoir first.
    1. 12. Refit wheel, tightening wheel nuts in correct sequence and to the recommended torque setting.
    1. 13. Carry out road test and bedding-in procedure. Refer to brake pad manufacturers’ bedding in procedure.
    1. 14. Ensure vehicle owner understands that the rotors will take approximately 300km (185 miles) to bed-in. Do NOT brake too aggressively or tow heavy loads until 300km (185 miles) of normal driving has been achieved.