Wagner Thermo Quiet Brake Pads

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Old 20 Mar 2005, 12:34 pm   #1 (permalink)
kiselink@mindspring.com
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Default Wagner Thermo Quiet Brake Pads


On a camry, each brake pad has an outer and inner anti-squeak shim.

I was told that the Wagner Thermo Quiet brake pads need no shims. Is
this correct - just toss both shims for each pad!?

I noticed that Wagner Brake pad has two elevated surfaces on the back
of the pad. This means (assuming your not using any shims) that the
brake cylinder will press on the pad against these elevated surfaces.
And where the pad is not elevated, the cylinder will not touch the
pad. Is that the way its suppose to work....the cylinder touches
just two areas of the pad and not the center?

Thanks!



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Old 20 Mar 2005, 04:43 pm   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Wagner Thermo Quiet Brake Pads

On Sun, 20 Mar 2005 13:34:22 -0500, kiselink wrote:

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> On a camry, each brake pad has an outer and inner anti-squeak shim.
>
> I was told that the Wagner Thermo Quiet brake pads need no shims. Is
> this correct - just toss both shims for each pad!?
>
> I noticed that Wagner Brake pad has two elevated surfaces on the back
> of the pad. This means (assuming your not using any shims) that the
> brake cylinder will press on the pad against these elevated surfaces.
> And where the pad is not elevated, the cylinder will not touch the
> pad. Is that the way its suppose to work....the cylinder touches
> just two areas of the pad and not the center?
>
> Thanks!

I think that's the theory. What are shims? (never use the things...)
Also, use some of the silicone anti-squeal stuff on the backs of the
pads...just for good measure!

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Old 22 Mar 2005, 08:32 pm   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: Wagner Thermo Quiet Brake Pads

Any reason why you went with the Wagner pads instead of OEM Toyota pads? In
60,000 miles of driving, I just had to replace the rear pads because the
parking brake was left on and I was driving for a bit (dumb move) and I
never had brake squeak or anything.


kiselink@mindspring.com wrote:
> On a camry, each brake pad has an outer and inner anti-squeak shim.
>
> I was told that the Wagner Thermo Quiet brake pads need no shims. Is
> this correct - just toss both shims for each pad!?
>
> I noticed that Wagner Brake pad has two elevated surfaces on the back
> of the pad. This means (assuming your not using any shims) that the
> brake cylinder will press on the pad against these elevated surfaces.
> And where the pad is not elevated, the cylinder will not touch the
> pad. Is that the way its suppose to work....the cylinder touches
> just two areas of the pad and not the center?
>
> Thanks!



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