Lexus GX470 2003-06

Brake Pads

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Removal & Installation



  1. Remove the wheel.
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  3. If the caliper is being replaced, disconnect the brake line at the caliper. Plug the line to prevent fluid loss.
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  5. Remove the 2 caliper attaching pins and lift off the caliper.
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  7. Remove the pads, shims and wear indicator plate and support plates.
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  9. Installation is the reverse of removal. The wear indicator is installed facing downward. Torque the caliper pins to 65 ft. lbs. (88 Nm). Bleed the brakes if the line was disconnected.
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  1. Raise the vehicle and support it safely.
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  3. Remove the wheels.
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  5. Remove the brake caliper and suspend it so the hose is not stretched.
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  7. Remove the brake pads, anti-squeal shim, pad support plates and wear indicators.
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To install:

  1. Before installing the new pads, check the disc thickness and disc runout.
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  3. Install the pad support plates.
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  5. Install the pad wear indicator plates on each pad.
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  7. Install the anti-squeal shim to the outer pad. Install the pads.
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  9. Install the brake caliper.
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  11. Install the wheels.
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  13. Apply the brake pedal several times.
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  15. Road-test the vehicle for proper operation.
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