Lexus RX400h, Hybrid 3 2006

Brake Pads


Removal & Installation

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.
  3. Hold the caliper slide pins and remove the mounting bolts.
  5. Lift off the caliper.
  7. Remove the pads and anti-squeal shims.
  9. Remove the wear indicator from the inner pad.
  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).

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    Fig. Front disc brake components