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DIY: Replacing Front Brake Pads and Rotors

Discussion in 'General Tundra Discussion' started by csuviper, Oct 12, 2017.

  1. Oct 12, 2017 at 8:59 AM
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    csuviper

    csuviper [OP] Moderator Staff Member

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    Below is the install as completed on my 2012 5.7L Rock Warrior Crew Max. Should be the exact same process for all 2007+ Tundras.

    The new brake kit i ordered was the StopTech Axlepack Sport Slotted Rotors and Pads.

    Parts List:
    (4) Brake pads
    (2) Brake rotors
    (4) Hole Pins
    (2) Pin Hold Clips
    (2) Anti-Rattle Springs

    Tools Required:
    10mm socket / wrench
    12mm socket / wrench
    17mm socket / wrench
    13/16" socket / wrench
    (2) c clamps
    torque wrench
    cheater bar
    jack
    jack stands
    needle-nose pliers
    bungee cord or strap
    disc brake caliper lube

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    1. Use a jack on the lower control arm to lift up the wheel. Use a jack stand on the frame for additional security.
    2. Remove the lug nuts and wheel/tire from the truck.
    3. Use the needle-nose pliers to remove the speed sensor clip. Use the 10mm socket / wrench to remove the speed sensor bracket from the spindle. Use the 12mm socket / wrench to remove the brake line bracket.
    4. Use the 17mm socket / wrench to remove the two bolts that hold the caliper in place.
    5. Shift the caliper to the front of the rotor so you can work on it. Be sure to not bend the hard tubing on the back side of the caliper.
    6. Pull out the sides of the anti-rattle spring, remove the pin hold clip, slide out the hole pins and remove the anti-rattle spring.
    7. Pull the old brake pads out.
    8. Use the c-clamps to compress each of the front disc brake pistons in so that they are flush with the caliper.
    9. Install new brake pads in the caliper.
    10. Lube up the hole pins with the disc brake caliper lube.
    11. Install the new anti-rattle spring, hole pins and pin hold clip.
    12. Use the bunjee cord to support the caliper on the side of the front rotor
    13. Pull off the old rotor and replace with new rotor. If it is seized to the hub then you will have to use a bolt in the threaded holes on the rotor to press the rotor from the hub. Metric bolt but i do not know the size.
    14. Reinstall the caliper on the rotor. Use the 17mm socket / wrench to tighten the mounting bolts.
    15. Reinstall the speed sensor clip, speed sensor bracket, and brake line bracket.
    16. Reinstall the wheel/tire. Make sure to torque the lugs to specified torque per wheel mfgr.
     
  2. Oct 12, 2017 at 9:01 AM
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    aramirez73

    aramirez73 The Ayatollah! of Rock n Rolla!

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    Awesome Sauce write up Brian!!!
     
  3. Oct 12, 2017 at 9:04 AM
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    Tundra Fan

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    Very nice write up. Always awesome to have pics. :thumbsup:
     
  4. Oct 12, 2017 at 11:32 AM
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    TruckinIt

    TruckinIt I STAND FOR OUR FLAG!!

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    Brian, I just did the pads part to my 16 2 week’s ago. Very nice write up, dead on for instructions. Now we all can do our own brakes. No need to pay someone else. Thank you!!:bowdown::bowdown::bowdown:
     
  5. Oct 12, 2017 at 11:52 AM
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    TheBeast

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    yep ! great braking power with those rotors and ceramic pads. Love mine. So much better that stock.
     
  6. Oct 19, 2017 at 5:00 PM
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    JackWagon

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    I’m gonna save this. I’ll be doing rotors and pads soon.
     

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