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Help Needed w/ Rear Brake Pad Replacement

Discussion in '80-Series Tech' started by JZenger, Jul 6, 2005.

  1. JZenger

    JZenger

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    I know this may sound silly, but I can't get the rear brake pads out. My new to me LX450 has 58,000 miles on it and I am pretty sure the rear brake pads have never been replaced and they only have a tiny amount of pad left. I have removed the rear caliper and the anti squeal shim was a rusted mess and came right off. But the pads themselves will move a little but will not come out. I don't want to pry too much against the rotor surface. Any secrets? Any and all help is appreciated.

    Thanks,

    Joel
     
  2. Biff

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    Did you take the retaining pin out?
     
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    Retaining pin? I am still waiting to receive the FSM I ordered, so all I have is the Haynes from the library and it doesn't mention a retaining pin. I am at work, so I can't go and take a look immediately. Can you explain further?

    Thanks,

    Joel
     
  4. Biff

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    The brake pads are held together with a retaining pin which is attached to the brake caliper. You can see the retaining pin at the top part of the pads.

    stand corrected the rears don't have retaining pins
     
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  5. Fochdog

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    The rears do not have retaining pins, only the front.

    I assume you have the calipers off of the knuckle already.

    Try a screw driver and a hammer to lightly tap the pads away from the rotor. Alternate from side to side. Good idea to stay away from the rotors.
     
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    I too had to do some prying with a BF flat-head screwdriver. The rotors were a little grooved so the pads were comfortable where they were and didn't want to come out. They came out with some persuasion.
     
  7. JZenger

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    Thanks for the suggestions. I will get back to it tonight and see if I can't provide a little more persuasion. I always have to fight my natural tendency to just start bashing away, which usually just ends up making things worse and costing me more money.

    Joel