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Removing disc brakes on 87toyoto 4runner - 1987 Toyota 4Runner

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You have to remove the whole hub to get to the bolts that hold the rotor in the back.

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1998 4runner(limited)148k miles.left rear tire locks up,then rolls????parking break is not engaged,


if its rear drum brakes, you probably have a sticking wheel cylinder. or a brake adjuster that's adjusted too tight. If its four wheel disc brakes it's probably the emergency brake cable/ tension mechanism not releasing.

Dec 22, 2010 | 1998 Toyota 4Runner

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What tools needed to replace front brake pads & rotors


Brake Pads
Removal & Installation
Front





3.4L front disc brake assembly
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4.0L and 4.7L front disc brake assembly
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To Remove:


  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of
    this section.
  2. Remove or disconnect the following:

    • Front wheel
    • Clip, 2 caliper pins, the anti-rattle spring then remove the 2 brake pads
      and the 4 anti-squeal shims

To Install:

CAUTION
Only replace brake pads on 1 side of the
vehicle at a time. Failure to use this procedure could cause the caliper pistons
on the opposite side of the vehicle to pop out requiring the reconditioning or
replacement of the brake caliper.


  1. Remove a small amount of brake fluid from the master cylinder.
  2. Install a used brake pad into the caliper and compress the caliper pistons.
  3. Apply disc brake grease to both sides of the inner anti-squeal shims.
  4. Install or connect the following:

    • Anti-squeal shims to the new brake pads
      NOTE: When replacing worn pads, the anti-squeal shims must be replaced
      together with the pads.

    • 2 brake pads
    • Anti-rattle spring and the 2 caliper pins
    • Clip
    • Front wheel

  5. Depress the brake pedal several times to seat the brake pads.
  6. Check the brake fluid level and top off as needed.

Rear
To Remove:


  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of
    this section.
  2. Remove or disconnect the following:

    • Rear wheel






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    • 2 cylinder slide pins from rear caliper assembly
    • Caliper assembly from rear caliper mounting
    • 2 brake pads with anti-squeal shims from rear caliper mounting
    • 2 anti-squeal shims from each disc brake pads
    • Pad wear indicator plate from the inner side disc brake pad
    • 4 pad support plates from the rear caliper mounting

To Install:


  1. Install or connect the following:

    • 4 pad support plates on the rear caliper mounting
    • Pad wear indicator plate on the inside brake pad
      Note: Install the pad wear indicator facing downward.

    • Anti-squeal shims on each brake pad
    • 2 disc brake pads with anti-squeal shims to the caliper assembly

  2. Apply lithium soap base glycol grease to the sliding part of 2 caliper slide
    pins.
  3. Install or connect the following:

    • Disc brake caliper assembly with 2 caliper slide pins
    • Torque to 65 ft-lbs (88 Nm)
    • Rear wheel

  4. Depress the brake pedal several times to seat the brake pads.
  5. Check the brake fluid level and top off as needed.
--- Removal & Installation
Front
To Remove:


  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of
    this section.
  2. Remove or disconnect the following:

    • Front wheel
    • Front brake caliper assembly

  3. Make matchmarks on the disc and the axle hub.
  4. Remove the front disc.

To Install:


  1. Align matchmarks and disc onto axle hub.
  2. Install or connect the following:

    • Front brake caliper assembly with the 2 bolts

      1. Torque to 90 ft-lbs (123 Nm)

    • Front wheel

Sep 23, 2010 | 2003 Toyota 4Runner

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How to adjust the parking brake


If this vehicle has rear drum brakes then make sure the rear shoes are adjusted properly.If this vehicle has rear disc brakes then check for adjustment screw at park brake handle and adjust as required. MOE

Jun 22, 2010 | 2006 Toyota 4Runner

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Front end grind


Sounds like a wheel bearing.

Feb 20, 2010 | 1995 Toyota 4Runner

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Do the rotors have to be replaced when replacing front brake pads


No they don't. If the feel smooth, then just change pads, if they are slightly scortched and feel slightly ruff, just have them turned.

Jan 30, 2010 | 2004 Toyota 4Runner

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Replace rotors on 2003 4runner


I have never changed it on a 4runner yet, but it's all pretty much the same. Jack the car/truck up, take off the wheel. Loosen the 2 or more bolts holding the caliper to the wheel spindle (the caliper is the C shaped part holding the pads). Take off the caliper, being careful not to rip or break the brake hoses that are bolted to the caliper. DO NOT TAKE THE HOSES OFF! it seems tempting to save time and be sure not to break them, but if you take them off the calipers you will need to bleed the air out of the system, which usually takes a bit of time. Just rest the caliper on the suspension table or any place where it won't fall too easily and where it wont put the hoses in danger. Now with the caliper off, both the pads and the disc should be free to move and remove. On some models the pads are hooked directly to the caliper, and some others like the ones on my toyota echo are in a holder the bolts back on to the caliper. The disc is usually just resting on the wheel studs and should be able to be removed without doing anything to it. In some rare cases, there will be one bolt holding it back, but its just there for centering purposes and is not necessary. So just put the new disc back on, put the pads back on the caliper or in the holder depending on the model, then bolt the caliper assembly back into place and put the wheel back on. And your done, you just need to put the car down and take the jack out.

Jul 08, 2009 | 2003 Toyota 4Runner

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Front brakes


Hi there;
To replace the front rotors on your truck you will need to remove the hub & bearings, yes, how-ever you should not have to replace the bearings. If you take it a-part & find there is metal filings inside, then you would want to. But if the grease is only dirty you should just clean off all the old grease & repack your bearings.

Word of caution: If you are not familiar with repacking & adjusting wheel bearings you may want to consult a local gaurage for a demonstration as if you do not do it properly you can cause a lot of damage to you & your truck.

Having said that, once you get the hub off you will see that the rotor is bolted to the hub. remove the bolts, install the new rotors & install & torque the bolts.
Hope this helps
Farrout!

Mar 17, 2009 | 1995 Toyota 4Runner

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97 4runner---brakes locking up


your rear hub seals are leaking, which leak grease/hub fluid in to the drums which will make them stick.

Mar 02, 2009 | 1997 Toyota 4Runner

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1999 Toyota 4Runner .front brakes


To change these pads is simple. You first should wash down the area with brake clean so you don't inhale the dust. Then they are to pins that go through the top of the pads and the caliper. (This Caliper has pistons on bothsides) You them remove the metal clips that hold those two pins. with a needle nose pliers. after removing the clips you will be able to remove the two pins and remove pads. Using the old pads in place you can then push back the piston to make room for the new pads.

Jun 25, 2008 | 1999 Toyota 4Runner

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