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    Lexus RX300, 330 3 2000-06

    Brake Caliper

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    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 caliper mounting bolts.
    10.  
    11. Remove the caliper, pads, shims and support plates.
    12.  

    To install:

    1. Grease the caliper slides and bolts with lithium grease or equivalent. Install the support plates, shims, pads and caliper and secure with the bolts. Torque the bolts to 25 ft. lbs. (34 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 21 ft. lbs. (29 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.  



    Click image to see an enlarged view

    Fig. Front disc brake components-RX330

    1. Disconnect the brake line from the caliper and plug it.
    2.  
    3. Hold the caliper slide pins and remove the mounting bolts.
    4.  
    5. Lift off the caliper.
    6.  
    7. Remove the pads and anti-squeal shims.
    8.  
    9. Remove the wear indicator from the inner pad.
    10.  
    11. Installation is the reverse of removal. Grease the caliper slides and bolts with lithium grease or equivalent. Apply disc brake grease to the anti-squeal shims. Torque the caliper bolts to 25 ft. lbs. (34 Nm); the brake line union bolt to 21 ft. lbs. (29 Nm).
    12.  

    1. Hold the sliding pin and remove the lower bolt.
    2.  
    3. Lift the caliper up and secure it.
    4.  
    5. Remove the pads, 4 shims and wear indicator plate. Remove the 2 pad support plates.
    6.  


    NOTE
    The support plates can be reused, provided they have sufficient rebound, are not deformed or cracked, show no signs of wear and are cleaned of all rust and debris.

    To install:


    NOTE
    Always use new shims and wear indicators, even when re-installing the original pads.

    1. Install a wear indicator plate on the inner pad.
    2.  
    3. Apply disc brake grease to both sides of the inner anti-squeal shims and install the shims.
    4.  
    5. Install the inner pad with the wear indicator plate facing upwards.
    6.  
    7. Install the outer pad.
    8.  
    9. Install the caliper. Torque the bolt to 25 ft. lbs.
    10.  

    1. Disconnect the brake line from the caliper and plug it.
    2.  
    3. Hold the caliper slide pins and remove the mounting bolts.
    4.  
    5. Lift off the caliper.
    6.  
    7. Remove the pads and anti-squeal shims.
    8.  
    9. Remove the wear indicator from the inner pad.
    10.  
    11. Installation is the reverse of removal. Grease the caliper slides and bolts with lithium grease or equivalent. Apply disc brake grease to the anti-squeal shims. Torque the caliper bolts to 25 ft. lbs. (34 Nm); the brake line union bolt to 21 ft. lbs. (29 Nm).
    12.  

    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 caliper mounting bolts.
    10.  
    11. Remove the caliper, pads, shims and support plates.
    12.  

    To install:

    1. Grease the caliper slides and bolts with lithium grease or equivalent. Install the support plates, shims, pads and caliper and secure with the bolts. Torque the bolts to 25 ft. lbs. (34 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 21 ft. lbs. (29 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. Hold the sliding pin and remove the lower bolt.
    2.  
    3. Lift the caliper up and secure it.
    4.  
    5. Remove the pads, 4 shims and wear indicator plate. Remove the 2 pad support plates.
      NOTE
      The support plates can be reused, provided they have sufficient rebound, are not deformed or cracked, show no signs of wear and are cleaned of all rust and debris.

    6.  

    To install:


    NOTE
    Always use new shims and wear indicators, even when re-installing the original pads.

    1. Install a wear indicator plate on the inner pad.
    2.  
    3. Apply disc brake grease to both sides of the inner anti-squeal shims and install the shims.
    4.  
    5. Install the inner pad with the wear indicator plate facing upwards.
    6.  
    7. Install the outer pad.
    8.  
    9. Install the caliper. Torque the bolt to 25 ft. lbs.
    10.  


    CAUTION
    Dust and dirt accumulating on brake parts during normal use may contain asbestos fibers from production or aftermarket brake linings. Breathing excessive concentrations of asbestos fibers can cause serious bodily harm. Exercise care when servicing brake parts. Do not sand or grind brake lining unless equipment used is designed to contain the dust residue. Do not clean brake parts with compressed air or by dry brushing. Cleaning should be done by dampening the brake components with a fine mist of water, then wiping the brake components clean with a dampened cloth. Dispose of cloth and all residue containing asbestos fibers in an impermeable container with the appropriate label. Follow practices prescribed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the handling, processing, and disposing of dust or debris that may contain asbestos fibers.

    1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions section.
    2.  
    3. Remove or disconnect the following:

      Front wheel
       
      2 mounting bolts and caliper
       

    4.  
    5. If the caliper is being replaced, disconnect the brake line and plug both openings.
      NOTE
      Depending on the brake type, there may be either 1 or 2 sealing washers.

    6.  
    7. Installation is the reverse of removal. Torque the mounting bolts to 25 ft. lbs. (34 Nm). If the brake hose was removed, torque the union bolt to 21 ft. lbs. (29 Nm).

      Click image to see an enlarged view

      Fig. Exploded view of the front brake components-RX300

    8.  


    CAUTION
    Dust and dirt accumulating on brake parts during normal use may contain asbestos fibers from production or aftermarket brake linings. Breathing excessive concentrations of asbestos fibers can cause serious bodily harm. Exercise care when servicing brake parts. Do not sand or grind brake lining unless equipment used is designed to contain the dust residue. Do not clean brake parts with compressed air or by dry brushing. Cleaning should be done by dampening the brake components with a fine mist of water, then wiping the brake components clean with a dampened cloth. Dispose of cloth and all residue containing asbestos fibers in an impermeable container with the appropriate label. Follow practices prescribed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the handling, processing, and disposing of dust or debris that may contain asbestos fibers.

    1. Disconnect the brake line from the caliper and plug it.
    2.  
    3. Hold the caliper slide pins and remove the mounting bolts.
    4.  
    5. Lift off the caliper.
    6.  
    7. Remove the pads and anti-squeal shims.
    8.  
    9. Remove the wear indicator from the inner pad.
    10.  
    11. Installation is the reverse of removal. Grease the caliper slides and bolts with lithium grease or equivalent. Apply disc brake grease to the anti-squeal shims. Torque the caliper bolts to 25 ft. lbs. (34 Nm); the brake line union bolt to 21 ft. lbs. (29 Nm).

      Click image to see an enlarged view

      Fig. Exploded view of the front disc brake components-RX330

    12.  

     
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