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Replace brake pads on 1997 toyota landcruiser

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  • leo_reese Sep 06, 2009

    Please give me the procedure replacing the front brake pads. Thanks



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Do you have... PD60/66

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please reply using "CONTINUE WITH THIS EXPERT" option, and i can give you the procedure.


Posted on Sep 06, 2009

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    blueextc3221 Sep 06, 2009


    If yours is different - please let me know. There is a procedure for each style of brake.


    1. Remove the hub cap and loosen the lug nuts.

    2. Raise the front of the truck and safely support it with jackstands.

    3. Remove the lug nuts and the wheel.

    4. Remove the caliper slide pin on the sub-pin (lower) side.

    5. Swivel the caliper up and away from the torque plate. Tie the caliper to a suspension member so it is out of the way. Do NOT disconnect the brake line.

    6. Lift the two brake pads out of the torque plate. Remove the anti-squeal shim.

    7. Remove the four pad support plates. Pull the two pad wear indicator plates off the pads.

    8. Check the pad thickness and replace the pads if they are less than 0.03 in. (1mm) thick. New pads measure approximately 0.374 in. (9.6mm) thick.

    This minimum thickness measurement may disagree with your state inspection laws.

    To install:

    1. Install the four pad support plates into the torque plate.

    2. Install a new pad wear indicator plate to the bottom of each pad.

    3. Install the anti-squeal shim to the back of the outer pad and then position both pads into the torque plate.

    When installing new brake pads, make sure your hands are clean. Do NOT allow any grease or oil to touch the contact face of the pads or the brakes will not stop the truck properly.

    1. Use a syringe or similar tool to remove some fluid from the reservoir. Use a C-clamp or hammer handle and press the caliper piston back into the housing.

    2. Untie the caliper and swivel it back into position over the torque plate so that the dust boot is not pinched. Install the slide pin and tighten it to 65 ft. lbs. (88 Nm).

    3. Check the condition of the cylinder side bushing boot.

    4. Install the wheel and lower the truck.

    5. Check the brake fluid level in the reservoir and fill to the max line if necessary. (The level should have risen when the piston was pushed back.)

    6. Apply the parking brake and put the vehicle in Park or Neutral . Step on the brake pedal two or three times. The first pedal application will be due to the pistons being pushed back. The pedal travel should be normal after two or three pumps. Do NOT drive the vehicle until the pedal has a normal feel. If necessary, bleed the brakes to remove pedal sponginess.

    Braking should be moderate for the first 5 miles (8 km) or so until the new pads seat correctly. The new pads will bed best if put through several moderate heating and cooling cycles. Avoid hard braking until the brakes have experienced several long, slow stops with time to cool in between. Taking the time to properly bed the brakes will yield quieter operation, more efficient stopping and contribute to extended brake life.



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