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Re: how do i remove front brake discs on my Lucida 4x4
Remove the front wheels. Remove the brake calipers (usually held with two stud bolts on the stub axle assembly.(look behind the disc)The discs should then pull off. On reassmbly ensure the caliper bolts are fully tightened.
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remove caliper, push disc all way home, put wheel nut on to hold home, retry fitting them the disc may be slightly scued. If no go try diffrent brand of pad I had same prob with a diffrent car last week & diffrent brand pad was 2mm thiner. If can't exchange pads get piece of emery paper on flat surface & sand away top part of pad material in round motions both ways till they fit. :-)
CAUTION: Do not use heat to loosen a seized lug nut . Heat can damage the wheel and the wheel bearings. Loosen the lug nuts.
Remove the center cap.
With the weight of the vehicle on the wheels, loosen the lug nuts.
WARNING: THE ELECTRICAL POWER TO THE AIR SUSPENSION SYSTEM MUST BE SHUT OFF PRIOR TO HOISTING, JACKING OR TOWING AN AIR SUSPENSION VEHICLE. THIS CAN BE ACCOMPLISHED BY TURNING OFF THE AIR SUSPENSION SWITCH LOCATED IN THE RH KICK PANEL AREA. FAILURE TO DO SO MAY RESULT IN UNEXPECTED INFLATION OR DEFLATION OF THE AIR SPRINGS WHICH MAY RESULT IN SHIFTING OF THE VEHICLE DURING THESE OPERATIONS. Raise and support the vehicle.
Remove the wheel and tire assembly.
Remove the lug nuts.
Remove the wheel and tire assembly.
CAUTION: Replace the lining if worn to or past specifications. Replace the brake shoes and linings in complete axle sets. Inspect the brake shoes and linings for wear or contamination.
WARNING: BRAKE FLUID CONTAINS POLYGLYCOL ETHERS AND POLYGLYCOLS. AVOID CONTACT WITH EYES. WASH HANDS THOROUGHLY AFTER HANDLING. IF BRAKE FLUID CONTACTS EYES, FLUSH EYES WITH RUNNING WATER FOR 15 MINUTES. GET MEDICAL ATTENTION IF IRRITATION PERSISTS. IF TAKEN INTERNALLY, DRINK WATER AND INDUCE VOMITING. GET MEDICAL ATTENTION IMMEDIATELY. Disconnect the front brake hose (2078).
Remove the front brake hose bolt.
Remove the copper washers. Plug the front brake hose.
Disconnect the front brake hose
Remove the disc brake caliper (2B120).
Remove the two caliper bolts.
Lift the front disc brake caliper (2B121) off the front disc brake caliper anchor plate.
On 4x2 vehicles, measure the front disc brake hub and rotor (1102) thickness.
Replace the front disc brake hub and rotor if not within specifications 27.7mm Min.
On 4x4 vehicles, measure the front disc brake rotor thickness.
Replace thhe front disc brake rotor if not within specifications. 27.7mm Min.
remove all connection bolts , clips. I then slowly pry the brakes as far from the rotor as posible ( depressing the brake cylinder) with tire tool or large screw driver, so the new thicker pads will go in with ease. Replace new pads acording to toyota and replace bolts/ clips. this method requires no bleeding of brakes.
Automati Estimas have a safety device that locks the gear lever in 'park' until the brake pedal is pressed. Turn on the ignition and check that the brake lights are working, as the lock works on the same circuit. There may be a problem with the wiring to the lock mechanism