Toyota Cressida and Van 1983-1990

Brake Caliper

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REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



  1. Raise and safely support the rear of the vehicle.
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  3. Remove the rear wheel assembly and temporarily fasten the rotor disc with the hub nuts.
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  5. Using a suitable brake line wrench disconnect the flexible hose from the brake tube and the brake caliper. Remove the clip from the flexible hose.
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  7. Remove the 2 caliper retaining bolts from the torque plate. Lift up and remove the brake caliper. Remove the brake pad assembly.
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  9. Installation is the reverse order of the removal procedure. Be sure to bleed the brake system after the job is complete.
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OVERHAUL



  1. Place the caliper in a suitable holding fixture. Put a piece of cloth or an equivalent between the piston and cylinder.
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  3. Apply compressed air through the bleeder hole in the caliper to remove the piston and cylinder boot from the piston.
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Do not place your fingers in front of the piston when using the compressed air. It is best to have the piston forced out of the caliper into a hard plastic bucket in order to avoid injury.

  1. Remove the piston seal from the brake caliper.
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  3. Apply lithium soap based glycol grease to all the moving parts in the caliper.
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  5. Install the piston seal in the caliper.
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  7. Install the piston and the cylinder boot in the cylinder.
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  9. Install the pin boot into the sliding main pin side. Using a plastic bar, install the cylinder sliding bushing into the sliding sub pin side.
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  11. Install the brake pad assemblies.
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  13. Install the brake caliper to the rotor. Install and tighten the 2 sliding pins to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm).
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  15. Connect the flexible hose to the cylinder and brake caliper. Install the brake hose clip and make sure the hose is not twisted. Bleed the brake system.
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  17. Install the wheel assembles and lower the vehicle. Check the fluid level in the master cylinder and add as necessary. Be sure to pump the brake pedal a few times before road testing the vehicle.
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