Lexus RX300, 330 3 2000-06

Brake Pads

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Removal & Installation



  1. Before servicing the vehicle, refer to the precautions in the beginning of this section.
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  3. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Front wheel
     
    2 mounting bolts and caliper
     
    Pads and shims
     
    Shims and wear indicator from the pads
     

  4.  
  5. Installation is the reverse of removal. Apply disc brake grease to the inside of each shim. The wear indicator is installed on the inner pad.
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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. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Front wheel
     
    2 mounting bolts and caliper
     
    Pads and shims
     
    Shims and wear indicator from the pads
     

  2.  
  3. Installation is the reverse of removal. Apply disc brake grease to the inside of each shim. The wear indicator is installed on the inner pad.

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    Fig. Exploded view of the front brake components-RX300

  4.  


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. 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.

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

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

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