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Iam changing the rear disc brakes on a 2002 toyota highlander and I can't figure out how to fit the new pads in. There must be a way I can push the caliper in towards the brake cylinder to fit these pads in. If you have any ideas please help.

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on the rear the piston winds back in at the same time as pushing it not like the front

Posted on Jun 06, 2008

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Hi bead_crafts5,
My name is Dennis and I hope to be of assistance.
I have to assume that you are trying to get the piston to retract into the caliper while trying to put new pads on a disc brake. When the pads are worn down the piston is nearly out of the cylinder of the caliper and when you try to get the piston to go back into the caliper it can **** slightly in the bore of the caliper. Center a "C" clamp in the piston and carefully screw the clamp closed pushing the piston back into the bore. While this is taking place the brake fluid is being forced back int the master cylinder and the going will be slower than you think it should be. Just be aware that you are trying not **** the short stubby piston in it bore as you force it to retract to allow you to put the thicker pads in place.
Glad to be of assistance. Please rate the solution I can learn from your rating.
Thank you

Posted on Nov 09, 2008

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you have to fitt the caliper realy tight to get a good hand brake..remove the caliper..With pads in place. Press the brake to push out the piston.Only a little.Then replace the caliper with it realy tight onto pads.Then work the handbrake up and down a few times then you should be ok.Dont worrie about the brake being a bit tight.Just take it for a short run then.It will losen up.The handbrake is self adjusting.

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That code is specific to the Air-Fuel Ratio (A/F) Sensor Heater Circuit Malfunction (Bank 1 Sensor 1)

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SOURCE: 2002 Toyota highlander passenger brake light not working

the brake light has its own bulb. you have to remove the tail lamp fromthe vehicle to replace the bulb. it is a double filiment bulb. make sure you replace it with the correct bulb or the warning lamp will stay on.

Posted on Oct 06, 2009

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To Remove:
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