Toyota Camry and Avalon 1997-2000

Brake Disc (Rotor)

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION
  1. Loosen the lug nuts slightly, then raise and safely support the vehicle.
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  3. Remove the front wheel(s), then temporarily secure the rotor (brake disc) with 2 of the lug nuts.
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  5. If necessary, unbolt and remove the torque plate from the steering knuckle.
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  7. Remove the 2 lug nuts, then pull the rotor straight off of the axle hub.
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Fig. Removing the front rotor from the axle hub-front shown



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Fig. Using two hands, pull the rotor off the hub-rear shown

To install:

  1. Position the rotor onto the axle hub and temporarily secure with 2 lug nuts.
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  3. If equipped, install the torque plate onto the steering knuckle and torque the bolts to 73 ft. lbs. (103 Nm) for the front or 34 ft. lbs. (47 Nm) for the rear.
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  5. Remove the lug nuts and install the wheels. Tighten the lug nuts hand-tight.
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  7. Lower the vehicle, then torque the lug nuts, in a star pattern to 76 ft. lbs. (103 Nm).
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INSPECTION
Front

Examine the disc (rotor). If it is worn, warped or scored, it must be replaced. Use a micrometer to measure the thickness of the disc, then compare the thickness against the specifications given in the Brake Specifications Chart. If it is below specifications, replace it.

The disc run-out should be measured before the disc is removed and again, after the disc is installed:

  1. Use a dial indicator mounted on a magnet type stand (attached to the shock absorber shaft) to determine runout. Position the dial so the stylus is 0.394 inch (10mm) from the outer edge of the rotor disc. The maximum allowable run-out is 0.002 inch (0.05mm).
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  3. If run-out exceeds specifications, replace the disc.
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NOTE
Make sure the wheel bearing nuts are properly tightened. If not, an inaccurate reading may be obtained. If different run-out readings are obtained with the same disc between removal and installation, this is probably the cause.

Rear

Examine the disc (rotor). If it is worn, warped or scored, it must be replaced. Use a micrometer to measure the thickness of the disc, then compare the thickness against the specifications given in the Brake Specifications Chart. If it is below specifications, replace it.

The disc run-out should be measured before the disc is removed and again, after the disc is installed:

  1. Use a dial indicator mounted on a magnet type stand (attached to the shock absorber shaft) to determine runout. Position the dial so the stylus is 0.394 inch (10mm) from the outer edge of the rotor disc. The maximum allowable run-out is 0.006 inch (0.15mm). If the runout exceeds the specification, replace the rotor.
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