Toyota Cressida/Corona/Crown/MarkII 1970-1982 Repair Guide

Brake Pads

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION





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Fig. Fig. 1 The brake pads are located inside the caliper mounted on the brake rotor



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Fig. Fig. 2 On a fixed caliper, remove the center spring and retaining clips, then ...



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Fig. Fig. 3 ... punch out the pins retaining the brake pads in the caliper



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Fig. Fig. 4 One pad should slide out easily ...



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Fig. Fig. 5 ... but the other may need help

Fixed Caliper
  1. Loosen the front wheel lugs slightly, then raise and safely support the front of the car. Remove the front wheel(s).
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  3. Remove the center spring, the retaining clips and the mounting pins from the caliper.
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  5. Remove the brake pads and antisqueal shims. A pair of locking pliers will help when you are pulling the pads from the caliper.
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To install:

  1. Remove the master cylinder cap and take a small amount of brake fluid from the reservoir. Force the pistons back into their bores to accommodate the greater thickness of the new brake pads.
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  3. Clean all caliper and pad locating parts.
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  5. Check the disc rotor for excessive runout. (See following information on disc rotors).
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  7. Apply a light coating of grease on the shims and on the metal backing of the pad.
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  9. Install the brake pads with the antisqueal shims (be sure the arrows are pointed in the right direction), the retaining pins and clips and the center spring in the reverse order of removal.
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  11. Pump the brake pedal several times to adjust the caliper pistons. Road test the car. If the brake pedal feels soft, it may be necessary to bleed the system.
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Sliding Caliper
  1. Loosen the front wheel lugs slightly, then raise and safely support the front of the car. Remove the front wheel(s).
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  3. Remove the guide key retainers. Apply light pressure to the caliper housing and slide the guide keys from (between) the caliper housing and the pad support.
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  5. Remove the caliper housing. Suspend the housing (with wire) so there is no strain on the brake hose.
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  7. Remove the brake pads and the support springs. Note the various positions of the parts removed.
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To install:

  1. Clean all of the parts that will be used over again. Remove the master cylinder cap and take a small amount of brake fluid from the reservoir. Force the piston back into the caliper bore to accommodate the greater thickness of the new brake pads.
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  3. Install the support springs, the brake pads, and the antirattle clips into the pad support.
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  5. Position the caliper housing on the support and install the guide keys and retainers.
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  7. Pump the brake pedal several times to adjust the caliper piston. Road test the car. If the brake pedal feels soft, it may be necessary to bleed the system.
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