Lexus LX470 2002-06

Brake Caliper

Print

Removal & Installation



  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable from the battery.
  2.  
  3. Raise and support the vehicle safely.
  4.  
  5. Remove the wheels.
  6.  
  7. Disconnect the brake hose from the caliper by removing the union bolt and 2 gaskets. Plug the end of the hose to prevent loss of fluid.
  8.  
  9. Remove the bolts that attach the caliper to the torque plate.
  10.  
  11. Lift the bottom of the caliper up and remove the caliper assembly.
  12.  

To install:

  1. Grease the caliper slides and bolts with lithium grease or equivalent. Install the caliper and secure with the bolts. Torque the bolts to 90 ft. lbs. (123 Nm).
  2.  
  3. Connect the brake hose to the caliper, using 2 new washers. Make sure the flexible hose lock is securely in the lock hole of the caliper. Torque the union bolt to 22 ft. lbs. (30 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Fill the brake system to the proper level and bleed the brake system.
  6.  
  7. Install the tire and wheel assembly.
  8.  
  9. Top off the brake fluid level in the master cylinder. Check for leaks and proper brake operation.
  10.  
  11. Connect the negative battery cable to the battery.
  12.  

  1. Raise the vehicle and support it safely.
  2.  
  3. Remove the wheels.
  4.  
  5. Remove the clip, pins and anti-rattle spring.
  6.  
  7. Withdraw the pads and remove the anti-squeal shims.
  8.  


    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Exploded view of the front disc brake components-LX470


To install:

  1. Before installing the new pads, check the disc thickness and disc runout.
  2.  
  3. Siphon out a small amount of brake fluid from the reservoir.
  4.  
  5. Press in the pistons with a hammer handle or equivalent.
  6.  
  7. Apply disc brake grease to both sides of the inner anti-squeal shim. Install the anti-squeal shims to the new pads.
  8.  
  9. Install the pads.
  10.  
  11. Install the anti-rattle springs and pins. Install the clip.
  12.  
  13. Install the wheels.
  14.  
  15. Check and adjust the fluid level. Apply the brake pedal several times.
  16.  
  17. Road-test the vehicle for proper operation.
  18.  

  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable from the battery.
  2.  
  3. Raise and support the vehicle safely.
  4.  
  5. Remove the wheels.
  6.  
  7. Disconnect the brake hose from the caliper by removing the union bolt and 2 gaskets. Plug the end of the hose to prevent loss of fluid.
  8.  
  9. Remove the bolts that attach the caliper to the torque plate.
  10.  
  11. Lift the bottom of the caliper up and remove the caliper assembly.
  12.  

To install:

  1. Grease the caliper slides and bolts with lithium grease or equivalent. Install the caliper and secure with the bolts. Torque the bolts to 90 ft. lbs. (123 Nm).
  2.  
  3. Connect the brake hose to the caliper, using 2 new washers. Make sure the flexible hose lock is securely in the lock hole of the caliper. Torque the union bolt to 22 ft. lbs. (30 Nm).
  4.  
  5. Fill the brake system to the proper level and bleed the brake system.
  6.  
  7. Install the tire and wheel assembly.
  8.  
  9. Top off the brake fluid level in the master cylinder. Check for leaks and proper brake operation.
  10.  
  11. Connect the negative battery cable to the battery.
  12.  

 
label.common.footer.alt.autozoneLogo