front disc brake pad replacment - '99 Camry

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Old 13 Feb 2005, 10:20 am   #1 (permalink)
katherat
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Default front disc brake pad replacment - '99 Camry

Any tips/pointers on replacing the disc brake pads? Although I have
replaced pads on more than a few cars, this will be my first time with
the Camry.

Is there any special issue with the Camry?

(I am prepared to replace the discs, too, depending on the condition of
the existing ones.)

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Old 13 Feb 2005, 03:39 pm   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: front disc brake pad replacment - '99 Camry

Only use OEM yota pads. Discs? You mean the rotors? They don't usually
need to be replaced unless they are warped or gouged. You need the
anti-squeal goop and syntheitic grease for the pins.

"katherat" <tfboni@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> Any tips/pointers on replacing the disc brake pads? Although I have
> replaced pads on more than a few cars, this will be my first time with
> the Camry.
>
> Is there any special issue with the Camry?
>
> (I am prepared to replace the discs, too, depending on the condition of
> the existing ones.)
>



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Old 14 Feb 2005, 02:16 am   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: front disc brake pad replacment - '99 Camry

On Sun, 13 Feb 2005 15:39:32 -0500, "Wolfgang"
<NOwolfgangdieterSPAM@cox.net> wrote:

>Only use OEM yota pads. Discs? You mean the rotors? They don't usually
>need to be replaced unless they are warped or gouged. You need the
>anti-squeal goop and syntheitic grease for the pins.


I absolutely agree with the OEM pads. Discs are synonymous with
rotors. That is why they are called disc brakes.

In any regards, I suggest having a C-clamp handy. I also purchase a
can of brake cleaner to just clean things up while down there.
Toyota's brake pads are very staightforward to change. Some don't
even require a wrench. The new design allows you to pull the pads
without swinging open the calipers. I'm not sure if yours is that way
but just be aware that it is a possibility. While you're working on
the brakes, suck out the fluid in the reservior and replace them with
fresh fluid (Synthetic DOT 4 recommended).
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Old 14 Feb 2005, 10:40 am   #4 (permalink)
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Default Re: front disc brake pad replacment - '99 Camry

Wolfgang wrote:
> Only use OEM yota pads. Discs? You mean the rotors? They don't
> usually need to be replaced unless they are warped or gouged. You
> need the anti-squeal goop and syntheitic grease for the pins.
>


Good tips. One other is when pushing the piston back in the caliper, make
sure the bleed screw is opened enough to let fluid out. This prevents dirty
fluid from being pushed back into master cylinder, proporioning valves and
anti-lock valve(s). Ideally, this would be a good time to do a flush of the
brake fluid. Easiest way is after pads are replaced to attach a small hose
to bleeder screw, place end in container and open bleeder screw. Watch
master cylinder so it doesn't run out of fluid and gravity bleed until fluid
is as bright colored or clear as new fluid. Start with RR, LR, RF then LF.
This won't replace all the fluid as some other methods will but can be done
in a driveway by an amateur.
HTH, davidj92


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