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Unread 10-10-2017, 06:05 PM   #1
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I am doing a full front brake job, rotors and calipers. The service manual does not appear to indicate applying any kind of grease or lube to any part of the pads, nor to the pad pins ("ANTI-RATTLE W/ HOLE PIN" in exploded drawing). Nevertheless other guides I have seen show applying "brake caliper grease" to the sides ("ears") and back of the pads where the pistons contact and/or to the pins. Which is correct?
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See the writeup Expat did on brake servicing.
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I always grease the back of the pads.
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OK. Thanks.
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lightly grease the back of the pads or shims. I use plain old crc brake grease.
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Unread 10-25-2017, 07:28 PM   #6
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Clean and grease the caliper slide pins, pad ears and the back of the pads where the pistons contact the pad and the caliper bracket/pad contact points. Use high temp brake grease.

Much simpler changing everything like your doing than getting the rotors turned while hoping the calipers aren't shot. I had to change the calipers when they froze up after finishing my last brake job.

Seems to be a known issue with the 4runner.
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I used the packet of black grease included with the pads on the sides and back (of the pads) and I used a dry lube on the pins. I've got almost three thousand miles on the new brakes and they seem to be working well with no noise. By the way these are Akebono performance pads in 5th gen calipers, just like chayos00 is/was running.

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