Avalon 1995-1996

Brake Pads

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the Precautions Section.
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  3. Raise and safely support the vehicle.
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  5. Remove the rear tire and wheel assembly.
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  7. Lift up the caliper:
    1. Remove the bolt and flexible hose from the shock absorber bracket.
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    3. Remove the caliper installation bolt, lift up the caliper, and suspend it securely. Do not disconnect the flexible hose from the caliper.
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  9. Remove the brake pads.
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  11. Remove the anti-squeal shims.
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  13. Remove the pad support plates.

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    Fig. Rear brake pads

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To install:


NOTE
The support plates can be used again provided that they have sufficient rebound, no deformation, cracks or wear, and have had all rust, dirt and foreign particles cleaned off.

  1. Check disc thickness and runout.
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  3. Install the pad support plates.
    NOTE
    When replacing worn pads, the anti-squeal shims and wear indicator plates must be replaced together with the pads.

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  5. Apply disc brake grease to both sides of the inner anti-squeal shims.
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  7. Install the 2 anti-squeal shims on each pad.
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  9. Install the pads with the pad wear indicator plate facing downward.
    NOTE
    There should be no oil or grease adhering to the friction surfaces of the pads or the disc.

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  11. Install the caliper:
    1. Draw out a small amount of brake fluid from the reservoir.
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    3. Press in the piston with a hammer handle or similar implement. If the piston is difficult to push in, loosen the bleeder plug and push in the piston while letting some brake fluid escape.
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    5. Install the caliper.
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    7. Hold the sliding pin and tighten the installation bolt to 25 ft. lbs. (34 Nm).
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    9. Install the flexible hose and bolt to the shock absorber bracket. Tighten the bolt to 22 ft. lbs. (29 Nm).
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  13. Install the rear wheel.
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  15. Fill brake reservoir with brake fluid, bleed brake system and check for leaks.
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