I heard you should not swap rotors meaning taking the driver side rotor and moving it over to the passenger side so I just labeled the rotors before handing them over to Sears.
I took my rotors to Sears to have them resurfaced which they did an excellent job and for a fair price too ($11 each).
They even took off all the rust around the lug holes of the rotor which surprised me.
You can see all dents from the hammer strikes.
Now finally its time to put the resurfaced rotors back on the correct side.
Make sure you install the O-ring back on the hub.
Before you install the caliper bracket, now is the best time to clean the contact points where the pad will touch the bracket. I just used shop towels and sprayed a little brake cleaner.
Take the caliper bracket and install it using the two bigger bolts.
I torqued the bolts to 125 ft. lbs. stated in the service manual posted by Romeo.
Once the bracket is firmly secured, use the grease and spread it onto the copper which is now clean.
We can finally install the new brake pads onto the caliper bracket. Spread plenty of grease on the back side
of the brake pad and not onto the braking compound.
Install the pads onto the caliper bracket.
In most cases you will have to compress the two piston which are in each caliper using the brake spreader and an old pad.
Just tighten the knob until both pistons are back into the caliper as far as possible.
I made sure the cap on the brake fluid reservoir was off to allow air to escape since the brake fluid is being forced back up into the reservoir.
Don't forget to put the cap back on the reservoir.
Once the pistons has been compressed, now slide the caliper onto both pads.
There might be some struggle, but just rock the caliper back and forth until it slides onto the pads.
Now take the two caliper bolts and tighten them to 32 ft. lbs.
Once the other side is completed make sure you pump the brake pedal before driving the Jeep for a test drive
. Keep pumping the brake pedal slowly until it begins to feel firm.
If you have resurfaced your rotors or just replaced them, you will have to make sure the brake pads will set nicely into the rotors. In order to do this, drive around the neighborhood and do several stops from 20 mph or so. After this just be easy on the brakes to ensure the pads will set.
Finally the job is done and now we can give ourselves a thumbs up.
Note: I had a band aid on before.
Did I ever say this can be a messy job, so make sure to wear gloves most of the time.