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Replace front brake pads on 1990 camry

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When you take the tire off make sure the car is properly sitting on a car stand.. cut your steering wheel so you can see what your doing.. there should be two long bolts that you can see that go threw one side of the capilar to the other it should be a hex bolt or allan bolt. most of th time you have to go buy the wrench from the dealer. after you take those out you'll see a little thing that looks like the inflater for a bicycle tire.. you need to open that up a little. that's were your brake fluid will come out of.. now with a tire iron stick it between the two calipars and push them apart with a steady motion once you have got them apart close that little ***. then pull the whole thing off the wheel. you can put your new pads of then. good--luck ray

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While trying to change my pads i noticed my rotors seem loose, also i cant get the brakes to stop grinding, squealing after reassembly.


Shane, rotors may seem loose until wheel is on car and torqued to specification, I recommend you take car in for your brakes to be inspected, estimate and repaired at a good shop. Arrange your appointment time so you can be there and watch how it is done and learn from it. Check the attached links,instruction and guides, Good luck
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Jun 12, 2016 | 1997 Toyota Camry

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1990 toyota camry front brakes ,,,is there only four clips that hold the pads in i have alot other clips thjat came with the package are these for other years


Possibility is there is low brake pad sensors/clips that have not been put back on prior/brake job and you are not aware as they are missing, hint use them all

Dec 20, 2012 | 1990 Toyota Camry

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How to change brake pad and check rotors


Brake Pads Removal & Installation Front for_car_toy_cam_02-04_sst_frt_dsc_asm.gif

To Remove:
  1. Drain brake fluid to ½ full level in reservoir.
  2. Remove the front wheels. toy_car_cam_frontbrakepads.gif

  3. Remove the front brake caliper assembly.
  4. Remove the 2 anti-squeal shims from each of the 2 brake pads.
  5. Remove the wear indicator from each of the 2 brake pads.
To Install:
NOTE: When replacing worn pads, the anti-squeal shims must be replaced together with the pads.
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  1. Using a large C clamp or equivalent press piston into the caliper.
  2. Apply disc brake grease to the inside of each anti-squeal shim.
  3. Install the anti-squeal shims on each pad.
  4. Install the pad wear indicator clip to the pads.
  5. Install the pads with the pad wear indicator plate facing upward.
  6. Install the brake caliper with the 2 mounting bolts. Torque the bolts 25 ft-lb (34 Nm).
  7. Install the front wheels.
  8. Fill the master cylinder with new clean brake fluid.
  9. Pump the brake pedal several times to seat the brake pads.
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TMMK made rear brake components toy_car_cam_tmmkrearbrakes.gif

To Remove:
  1. Drain the brake fluid to ½ full level in reservoir.
  2. Remove the rear wheels.
  3. Remove the caliper slide pins.
  4. Remove the caliper slide pin bushings (TMMK made) (Kentucky).
  5. Remove the rear brake calipers.
  6. Remove the 2 brake pads with the anti-squeal shims.
  7. Remove the anti-squeal shims and pad wear indicators from brake pads.
To Install:
  1. Using a large C clamp or equivalent press the piston into the caliper.
  2. Coat both sides of the outer anti-squeal shim with pad grease.
  3. Install anti-squeal shims to each pad.
  4. Install wear indicators on the 2 brake pads.
  5. Install the caliper slide pin bushings (TMMK made) (Kentucky).
  6. Install the rear brake caliper with the slide pins. Torque the slide pins as follows:
    • TMC made (Japan): Torque the caliper slide pin 25 ft-lb (34.3 Nm)
    • TMMK made (Kentucky): Torque the caliper slide pin 34 ft-lb (47 Nm)
  7. Fill the master cylinder with new clean brake fluid.
  8. Pump the brake pedal several times to seat the brake pads.
  9. Install the rear wheels.
prev.gif next.gif Brake Rotor Removal & Installation Front To Remove:
  1. Remove the front wheels.
  2. Remove the front brake caliper assembly.
  3. Remove the front brake pads.
  4. Remove the 2 bolts and caliper mounting bracket.
  5. Place match marks on the disc and axle hub.
  6. Remove the front wheel disc.
To Install:
  1. Align the match marks and install the front disc.
  2. Install the brake caliper mounting bracket. Torque the bolts 79 ft-lb (107 Nm).
  3. Install the brake caliper. Torque the bolts 25 ft-lb (34 Nm).
  4. Install new gaskets and connect the brake hose to the caliper with the banjo fitting bolt. Torque the fitting bolt 22 ft-lb (29.4 Nm).
  5. Fill the reservoir with brake fluid.
  6. Bleed the brake system.
  7. Install the front wheel.
Rear To Remove:
  1. Remove the rear wheels.
  2. Remove the brake caliper assembly.
  3. Remove the brake pads.
  4. Remove the 2 bolts and the caliper mounting bracket.
  5. Place match marks on the disc and axle hub.
  6. Remove the rear disc.
To Install:
  1. Align the match marks and install the rear disc.
  2. Install the rear brake caliper mounting bracket. Torque the bracket bolts as follows:
    • TMC made (Japan): Torque the bracket bolt 46 ft-lb (61.8 Nm)
    • TMMK made (Kentucky): Torque the bracket bolt 34 ft-lb (47 Nm)
  3. Install the rear brake caliper with the slide pins. Torque the slide pins as follows:
    • TMC made (Japan): Torque the caliper slide pin 25 ft-lb (34.3 Nm)
    • TMMK made (Kentucky): Torque the caliper slide pin 32 ft-lb (43 Nm)
  4. Install new gaskets and connect the brake hose to the caliper with the banjo fitting bolt. Torque the fitting bolt 22 ft-lb (29.4 Nm).
  5. Fill the reservoir with brake fluid.
  6. Bleed the brake system.
  7. Install the rear wheel
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Jan 25, 2011 | 2007 Toyota Camry

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I am having difficulty installing rear brake rotors over the parking brake pads. The star wheel adjusters are all the way in and the new rotors do not want to go on over the new pads


you have to loosen the emergency brake adjustment on the cable give it some slack push the shoes together by hand and rotor will fit . please dont forget to rate this answer . hope this helps

Jul 28, 2010 | 1995 Toyota Camry

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07 camry brakes clatters when brakes apply, Can you help with the fix??


If you are saying the brakes chatter or there is a vibration when applying the brakes your rotors are warped. Remove the pads, have the rotors turned at a machine shop, and replace the pads with new ones, even if they look good. Warped rotors are caused by excessive braking at high speed, riding the brake pedal, or not correctly torquing the lug nuts to the correct lb/ft when installing the tire/wheel. Your owner's manual will list the correct torque which will be around 80 lb/ft. Make sure anyone removing a wheel use a torque wrench and torque them correctly.

Jun 12, 2010 | 2007 Toyota Camry

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Need instruction on installing front brake pads for 1994 Camry...


The Camry brake system is very simple and easy to work with

Raise and support the car safely and remove the front wheel.

Undo the two bolts that hold the brake piston to the caliper. These are the two bolts toward the front. Remove and support the piston in a manner that does not place any strain on the brake line. For example, you can use a length of string to hang the piston from the strut spring.

With the piston out of the way, undo the two remaining bolts closer to the axle, that hold the brake caliper to the knuckle. Remove the caliper.

The old pads will slide out of the caliper. Note how they fit in place before removing them, so you can place the new ones the same way. Remove the shims from the back of each pad and place them on the back of the new pads.

Slide the new pads into the caliper.

Bolt the caliper onto the knuckle.

Use a clamp or a piston expander to push the piston back so it will fit over the new pads. Take care while doing this that you do not overflow the brake fluid in the master cylinder reservoir.

Put the piston back in place over the pads and bolt it onto the caliper.

Make sure all bolts are torqued to spec.

When replacing the pads, remove and inspect the rotors. If necessary, have them turned or replace them.

Also, inspect the calipers and make sure the spring arms move freely. Inspect the caliper hardware (clips and springs) and replace if necessary.

Inspect the pistons. If necessary, drain and refill the pistons with fresh brake fluid, and bleed the system.

With the brakes back in place, check that the brake pedal is firm or firms up after a few pumps at the most. If not, you will need to figure out why.

Replace the wheel, lower the car, torque the lug nuts to spec, and you're done.

Brakes are an essential safety system of your car. Follow these instructions at your own risk. Refer to a complete service manual.

Good luck and let me know if you have any questions.



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Apr 08, 2010 | 1994 Toyota Camry

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How do i replace brake pads


Are you talking about the car brake pads? Front wheel brake pads are usually easy to change as compared to the rear. You'll have to remove the front wheel to proceed. If this is your first time replacing brake pads, I suggest you take it to the mechanic or watch the video series below to get an idea. Good luck!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOkbcAdw0Es

Jan 09, 2010 | 1990 Honda Civic

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How do you take the front caliper off a 1990 toyota camry? i undid the 2 bolts on it, now do i just pull or what?


You can sometime just pull it off but sometimes you will need to take a screwdriver and push the brake pad back on the caliber piston side. This will force the piston back and allow you to remove the caliber. After you remove it you will need to compress the caliber piston fully back in order to allow room the install the new pads and get them back on the rotor. Sometimes you can fully compress it while the caliber is still installed. On some vehicles like Honda you need a special tool in order to compress the caliber. Most auto parts stores will lend you the tool if you buy the pads from them. Be sure and loosen the master cylinder fill cap to allow the brake fluid to expand in the master cylinder. Clean everything off with spray brake cleaner before installing the new pads and clean the new pads throughly. Be sure and install pads in pairs. Do both front wheels or both back wheels not just one.

Dec 03, 2009 | 1990 Toyota Camry

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Brake replacement


take the brake caliper off, this is the part that holds and moves the brake pads thare will be 2 bolts holding it on ,one on top one on bottom. after taking bolts loose you may half to pry the caliper up and off brake rotor. once this is done remove old pads and use a brake caliper piston retraction tool to push the piston back into the caliper. you can get this tool at your local parts store or use a C clamp with one of the old brake pads to push it back.install new brake pads and install caliper .after completion make sure you pump the brakes till you get a good pedal before moving vehicle

Dec 26, 2008 | 1990 Ford Bronco

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2004 Toyota Camry Brakes


Raise the vehicle up and remove the rims & tires

Remove the brake pads, and then remove the calipers from the caliper retention brackets, do NOT remove the brake hoses from the calipers.

Remove the caliper retaining brackets from the hub assemblies (2 large bolts on backside of the bracket)

Tap the brake rotors off of the hubs, hit them from the back side of the rotor.

No big mysteries here, this is a very easy job.

Oct 21, 2008 | 2004 Toyota Camry

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