Question about Toyota brand brakes (1 Viewer)

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So, I got a new to me 1997 LX450 and am starting to baseline things. I have had it about a week and I noticed the front brakes squeak. Like cheap brake pads would squeak so I decided to take things apart, expecting to see that the pads were either econo-deluxe or that they have worn down to the squeakers. It turns out that they are almost new and Toyota brakes.

Most pads I have seen have a plastic shim on the back, to contact the caliper pistons. These don't. Do Toyota brake pads come with plastic shims? They not needed?
I also cleaned up the caliper pins and the anti-rattle clips on the wire wheel but I'm not expecting that will do very much.

Any insights why the Toyota brake pads are squeaking?
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There are 2 anti squeal shims missing from the back of each front pad. They are available from Toyota for about $17.
Part# 04945-04012 takes care of both sets of pads.
The slotted one goes against the back of the pad and the solid one goes against the pistons.
 

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