Lexus RX300, 330 3 2000-06

Brake Pads

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Removal & Installation



  1. On 2WD, unbolt the brake hose from the shock absorber.
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  3. Remove the caliper installation bolt from the torque plate.
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  5. Lift the caliper up and secure it.
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  7. Remove the pads, 4 shims and 4 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 the support plates.
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  3. Apply disc brake grease to both sides of the anti-squeal shims.
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  5. Install the anti-squeal shims.
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  7. Install the inner pad with the wear indicator plate facing upwards.
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  9. Install the outer pad.
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  11. Install the caliper. Torque the bolt to 14 ft. lbs. (20 Nm).
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  13. On 2WD, connect the line to the shock absorber. Torque the bolt to 21 ft. lbs. (29 Nm).
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  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:

    Rear wheel
     
    Caliper
     
    Pads and shims
     
    Shims and wear indicator from the pads
     

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  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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  1. Remove or disconnect the following:

    Rear wheel
     
    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 rear brake components-RX300

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  1. Disconnect the brake line from the caliper and plug it.
  2.  
  3. Remove the caliper mounting bolts.
  4.  
  5. Lift off the caliper.
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  7. Remove the pads and anti-squeal shims.
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  9. Remove the wear indicators from each pad.
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  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 32 ft. lbs. (43 Nm); the brake line union bolt to 21 ft. lbs. (29 Nm).

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    Fig. Rear disc brake components-RX330

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