I did not see this in the How To section and wasn't sure if any one else wrote it up. Hopefully I didn't forget anything..
Dealership rear brake job=$265.00+tx New pads $40.89+tax=44.82 Less then an hour to complete=priceless
So as you read, my rear brakes are done. Very easy to do. God I love having pads on all 4's
A little write up for all who have 05's or newer.
* Lift truck and take tire off (duh) Use safety jacks.
* There are 2 14mm bolts holding on the caliper. if using hand tools, you will need to hold the back nut as well. (17mm or 18mm, i forget)(finger pointing in pic)
* Remove caliper by lifting away from rotor
* Squeeze in the caliper using a C-clamp or something similar. rest in a secure spot. Leaf spring is what I used. Don't hang by brake line!
* Remove old pads by sliding out and away from rotor. Compare old to new pads. WOW 31,942 miles on old.
(old on left in case you were wondering) lol
* Remove and replace shims on pads and on the caliper mount. be sure to do one at a time so you can keep track on what pad they go to..I reused mine as to save some $$ as they were in fine shape. just cleaned the mud off of everything before reassembly. lol
* I add a little no squeak to the spot where the caliper piston touches the shim and where ever the metal contacts metal.
* The pads slide in the same way they came out.
* Replace the caliper. It will slide right on unless the piston is not all the way in.
* Tighten to spec.
* Repeat on other side
* Put wheel back on
* Pump brake pressure back up.
You are done
Sorry for lack of pics. Camera is a POS and died.