Question about 1995 Toyota Avalon
When I went to change the rear rotors I noticed there was something that looked like a bolt or spring in the rear rotors. How should I continue? Do i have to take those out and if so, how?
Your rear rotors must have the parking brake OFF before you take the rotor off!! those springs are for the parking brake. if you mess with the rotor while still in park, you can knock a spring loose and make it very problematic to get it put back on ( its not easy to access). so bottom line:
loosen lug nuts while car still on ground. jack car up and take tires off... then take off the caliper and its braket ( all of this with no parking brake) after all is removed and out of the way ( make sure the caliper is safely hanging ( not by the brake line) then you can try tapping the rotor off. also there are 2 smaller wholes on the rotor that are threaded if you look closely... if the rotor does not come off upon tapping, find a bolt about an inch long that fits thats thread, screw it in and litterally push the rotor out from behind. i find that the best in dealing with a stubborn rotor. \
slide your new rotor in... out your bracket back in with the caliper (you may have to get a "C" clamp to push that piston in a littler bit to get it over the rotor ( this is because there is more rotor and if you did your pads, more pads as well.. so it wont fit back how it was with the old rotor and or pads. you have now got everything hooked back up and your wheels are back on. its now time to test drive. before backing out on a sloped surface. please tap your brakes until you feel pressure ( you pushed the piston back so you may have no brakes for the first 2 or three times you tap it.
lastly if you did put new pads in, to avoid squeeks, on either side of the pad are the lips the stick in place to hold them within the bracket. lube those up with brake lube ( you buy them in small packets for a buck each) this is important in preventing annoying sqeeky brakes
Posted on Sep 20, 2009
Just remove the rear rotors, bull the straight off, after removing the caliper bracket. It would be a good idea to spray the small brake shoes with brake cleaner. No need to remove anything other than the rotor.
Posted on Mar 05, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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