Toyota Cressida and Van 1983-1990

Disc Brake Pads

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CAUTION
Some brake pads contain asbestos, which has been determined to be a cancer causing agent. Never clean the brake surfaces with compressed air! Avoid inhaling any dust from any brake surface! When cleaning brake surfaces, use a commercially available brake cleaning fluid.

INSPECTION



  1. Loosen the rear wheel lugs slightly, then raise the rear of the car and safely support it on jackstands.
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  3. Remove the rear wheel and tire assemblies.
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  5. The cut out in the top of the rear brake caliper allows visual inspection of the disc brake pad. If the lining is worn to within 3mm ( 1 / 8 in.) of the metal disc shoe (check local inspection requirements) replace all four pads (both sides). Minimum pad thickness is 1.0mm (0.039 in.).
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  7. While you are inspecting the brake pads, visually inspect the caliper for hydraulic fluid leaks. If a leak is visible the caliper will have to be rebuilt or replaced.
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If a squealing noise occurs from the rear brakes while driving, check the pad wear indicator. If there are traces of the indicator contacting the rotor disc, the pads should be replaced.

REMOVAL & INSTALLATION



Cressida
1983-84 MODELS


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Fig. Fig. 1 Exploded view of the rear disc brake components-1983-84 Cressida

  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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Be sure to do one side at a time, in case of running into a state of confusion you can always look at the untouched side to see where you may have made your mistakes.

  1. Remove the pad protector.
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  3. Remove the No. 2 anti-rattle spring.
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  5. Hold the No. 1 anti-rattle spring and remove the hole pin of the lower side.
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  7. Remove the No. 1 anti-rattle spring and the other hole pin.
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  9. Remove the brake pads and the anti-squeal shims.
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To install:

  1. Draw out a small amount of brake fluid from the brake reservoir. Press in the piston with a hammer handle or an equivalent tool.
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Always change the pad on one wheel at a time as there is a possibility of the opposite piston flying out.

  1. Assemble the anti-squeal shims. Install the brake pads with the anti-squeal shims. Do not allow oil or grease to get in the rubbing face.
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It recommended that a suitable anti-squeal compound (available at your local parts house) be applied to both sides of the inner anti-squeal shim.

  1. Install the hole pin to the upper side. Install the No. 1 anti-rattle spring and hold its lower end.
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  3. Install the other hole pin.
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  5. Install the No. 2 anti-rattle spring.
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  7. Install the pad protector.
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  9. Install the rear wheel assemblies 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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1985-90 MODELS


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Fig. Fig. 2 Exploded view of the rear disc brake components-1985-90 Cressida

  1. Raise and safely support the rear of the vehicle.
  2.  
  3. Remove the rear wheel assembly and temporarily fasten the rotor disc with the hub nuts.
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  5. Remove the sliding main pin from the torque plate (on some models it may be necessary to remove the sliding sub pin as well. Lift up the brake cylinder and suspend it so the brake hose is not stretched. Do not disconnect the brake hose.
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Be sure to do one side at a time, in case of running into a state of confusion you can always look at the untouched side to see were you may have made your mistakes.

  1. Remove the following parts:
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    1. The 2 brake pads.
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    3. The four anti-squeal shims.
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    5. The 1 pad wear indicator plates.
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    7. The 2 pad support plates.
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To install:

  1. Install the pad support plates.
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  3. Install a pad wear indicator plate to the pad. Install the 2 anti-squeal shims to each pad.
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It recommended that a suitable anti-squeal compound (available at your local parts house) be applied to both sides of the inner anti-squeal shim.

  1. Install the 2 pads so that the wear indicator plate is facing upward. Do not allow oil or grease to get in the rubbing face.
  2.  
  3. Draw out a small amount of brake fluid from the brake reservoir. Press in the piston with a hammer handle or an equivalent tool.
  4.  

Always change the pad on one wheel at a time as there is a possibility of the opposite piston flying out.

  1. Insert the brake cylinder carefully so the boot is not wedged. Install and tighten the sliding main pin. Tighten the pin to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm).
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When installing the sliding main pin, be careful that the plug installed in the torque plate does not come loose.

  1. Install the rear wheel assemblies 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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