Question about 1992 Toyota MR2
Metric socket set.
Large standard screwdriver and or small pry bar
new brake pads
12" channel lock pliers or a caliper piston turning cube http://www.google.com/base/a/3862711/D14736274280982705237
Dead blow hammer
Synthetic brake grease
Aerasol brake cleaner
Rubber gloves / safety glasses / facemask
remove the 14mm bolt from the lower caliper slide.
If the bolt will not turn with moderate force applied STOP! and take it to a garage to be dealt with as you are not equipped to remove a broken bolt. Heat will be required to remove it that only an oxy / acetylene rig can provide.
if the bolt comes free proceed as follows.
Insert prying tool between lower lip of caliper and rotor.
Pry the caliper up. It will pivot on the other caliper slide and swing upwards allowing you to access the brake pads in the caliper mount.
Remove the old pads one at a time by prying them away from the rotor face with a prying tool.
Match each pad as it is removed with its corresponding replacement and insert. The pads are seated in metal clips and may require multiple attempts and mild force to install. You can use the handle of you hammer to tap them into place.
Once the pads are installed you can continue with retracting the piston on the calipers.
Using the piston cube or the pliers, rotate the caliper piston clockwise to retract it into the caliper again. This will take a while especially if you have pliers to work with. If the piston refuses to turn you will need to replace the caliper. This is best left to a garage that is familiar with bleeding ABS systems. Reinstall the old pads and the caliper and take it to a service center.
Once the piston is retracted into the caliper you can remove the caliper from its guide pin.
Slide the caliper away from you to remove it from the upper guide pin.
lubricate the pin with synthetic grease and reinstall the caliper on the guide pin sliding it towards you as far as it will go to re-seat the rubber dust boot.
Then rotate the caliper down over the new pads.
Apply never-seize to the threads of the bolt and reinstall it.
Apply moderate force when installing as excessive force will snap the bolt.
Once finished clean the entire assembly with brake clean to remove any grease or dust that may have accumulated.
Posted on Jun 22, 2009
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