Toyota Avalon Service & Repair Manual: Installation

INSTALLATION

CAUTION / NOTICE / HINT

NOTICE:

  • Immediately after installing the brake pads, the braking performance may be reduced. Always perform a road test in a safe place while paying attention to the surroundings.
  • After replacing the front disc brake pads, the brake pedal may feel soft due to clearance between the front disc brake pads and front disc. Depress the brake pedal several times until the brake pedal feels firm.
  • After replacing the front disc brake pads, always perform a road test to check the braking performance and check for vibrations.
  • When the brake pedal is first depressed after replacing the brake pads or pushing back the disc brake piston, DTC C1214 may be stored. As there is no malfunction, clear the DTC. (for HV Model)
  • While the auxiliary battery is connected, even if the power switch is off, the brake control system activates when the brake pedal is depressed or any door courtesy switch turns on. Therefore, when servicing the brake system components, do not operate the brake pedal or open/close the doors while the auxiliary battery is connected. (for HV Model)

HINT:

  • Use the same procedure for the RH side and LH side.
  • The following procedure is for the LH side.

PROCEDURE

1. INSTALL FRONT DISC BRAKE ANTI-SQUEAL SHIM KIT

NOTICE:

  • When replacing worn front disc brake pads, the front disc brake anti-squeal shims and front disc brake pad wear indicator plates must be replaced together with the front disc brake pads.
  • Do not apply disc brake grease to the lining surface of the brake pad.
  • Install the front disc brake pad wear indicator plates in the correct position and direction.
  • Install the front disc brake anti-squeal shims in the correct position and direction.

(a) Apply disc brake grease to both sides of each front No. 1 disc brake anti-squeal shim as shown in the illustration.

*A

Inner side of the Vehicle

*B

Outer side of the Vehicle

Disc Brake Grease

(b) Install the front No. 1 disc brake anti-squeal shim and front No. 2 disc brake anti-squeal shim to each front disc brake pad.

*1

Front No. 1 Disc Brake Anti-squeal Shim

*2

Front No. 2 Disc Brake Anti-squeal Shim

*3

Front Disc Brake Pad Wear Indicator Plate

(c) Install the front disc brake pad wear indicator plate to each front disc brake pad.

2. INSTALL FRONT DISC BRAKE PAD

CAUTION:

  • Be careful not to get pinched by the front disc brake cylinder assembly or other parts when installing the front disc brake pads.
  • After lifting up the front disc brake cylinder assembly, secure it in place before performing any work on it.
  • The front disc brake cylinder assembly could fall, pinching hands or fingers and causing injury.

(a) Push in the front disc brake piston.

NOTICE:

  • Make sure the brake fluid does not overflow from the reservoir.
  • Do not forcibly push in the front disc brake piston.

(b) Install the 2 front disc brake pads to the front disc brake cylinder mounting.

NOTICE:

  • Keep the friction surfaces of the front disc brake pads and front disc free from oil and grease.
  • Install the front disc brake pad so that the pad wear indicator plate is mounted on the upper side of the vehicle.

(c) Apply disc brake grease to the contact surfaces of the front disc brake cylinder assembly and front disc brake pad as shown in the illustration.

HINT:

Apply 0.3 g (0.01 oz) of disc brake grease to the front disc brake cylinder assembly.

*1

Front Disc Brake Cylinder Assembly

Disc Brake Grease

(d) Hold the front disc brake cylinder slide pin (lower side) and install the front disc brake cylinder assembly to the front disc brake cylinder mounting with the bolt.

Torque:

34.3 N·m {350 kgf·cm, 25 ft·lbf}

(e) Depress the brake pedal several times. (for Gasoline Model)

3. CONNECT CABLE TO NEGATIVE AUXILIARY BATTERY TERMINAL (for HV Model)

(a) Connect the reservoir level switch connector.

(b) Connect the cable to the negative (-) auxiliary battery terminal.

Click here

(c) Turn the power switch on (READY).

(d) Depress the brake pedal and release it.

(e) Clear the DTCs.

Click here

4. INSPECT BRAKE FLUID LEVEL IN RESERVOIR

for Gasoline Model: Click here

for HV Model: Click here

5. INSTALL FRONT WHEEL

Click here

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