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Old 05-02-2004, 05:58 PM   #1
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Default Brake Pads.

Well, it's about time to change out the pads on the Loyale. What should I expect? I haven't ever tried this before, but I helped a friend change out pads on his Tacoma once, didn't take us too long.

Any tips to make the process go more smoothly? Anything else I should check out while I have everything off?

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Old 05-02-2004, 06:20 PM   #2
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I just hope it isn't as bad as my brakes on my gl-10 were.
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Old 05-02-2004, 06:48 PM   #3
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I just hope it isn't as bad as my brakes on my gl-10 were.

That's encouraging

What was so bad about them?
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Old 05-02-2004, 09:27 PM   #4
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Getting the piston that pushes the brake down was a pain in the ass.
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Old 05-04-2004, 02:47 PM   #5
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If you're just doing pads, it should be easy, except for the piston in the caliper like twisty said.

If you're doing rotors though, you have to:
Take the castle nut and washer off the axle stub
Unbolt the rotor from the hub
Take the caliper off

It's not like new Scoobs where you just take the caliper off and the rotor comes right off
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Old 05-05-2004, 09:09 PM   #6
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If I remember right, the Haynes manual that I had said not to depress the brake pedal while the caliper is off. Being the super genius that I am, I did it to see what would happen. I never did get the piston reset, and ended up buying rebuilt calipers.. Moral of the story is... Don't be like me.
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Old 05-10-2004, 01:27 PM   #7
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If I remember right, the Haynes manual that I had said not to depress the brake pedal while the caliper is off. Being the super genius that I am, I did it to see what would happen. I never did get the piston reset, and ended up buying rebuilt calipers.. Moral of the story is... Don't be like me.
Ha ha, no problem

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Old 05-10-2004, 03:44 PM   #8
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the whole process is really easy.. even if you have to replace the rotor..

Theres a tool you can buy from just about any auto parts store to compress the caliper pistons... WARNING!! they do not 'push' in.. they turn in.
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Old 05-10-2004, 07:47 PM   #9
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the whole process is really easy.. even if you have to replace the rotor..

Theres a tool you can buy from just about any auto parts store to compress the caliper pistons... WARNING!! they do not 'push' in.. they turn in.
LMAO well atleast I know that now for the back ones and don't have to drain out the brake fluid.
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