Knowledge Base - How To:- Replace the Rear Brake Pads


Replacement of Rear Brake Pads

Rear Brake Components:



NOTE: If a squealing noise occurs from the rear brakes while driving, check the pad wear indicator plate.
If there are traces of the indicator plate contacting the rotor disc, the brake pad should be replaced.


1. Remove rear wheel



Remove the wheel and temporarily fasten the rotor disc with the hub nuts.

2. Inspect pad lining thickness.



Check the pad thickness through the cylinder inspection hole and replace pads if not within specification.
Minimum thickness: 1.0 mm (0.039 in.)

3. Draw out a small amount of brake fluid from the reservoir to prevent spillage when piston is pushed back. ( May not be necessary if the reservoir is not full )

4. Remove cylinder from torque plate.


(a) Remove two installation bolts from the torque plate.


(b) Remove the brake cylinder and suspend it.

NOTE: Do not remove the cylinder from the main pin, and do not disconnect the brake hose.

5. Remove following parts
(a) Two brake pads
(b) Two anti-squeal shims
(c) Two anti-rattle springs
(e) Two pad guide plates


6. Check rotor disc thickness
7. Check rotor disc run out
8. Install pad support plates, anti-rattle springs and pad guide plates.


9. Install new pads and anti-squeal shims
(a) Install the anti-squeal shims to the pads.


(b) Raise the cylinder, and install the pads to the cylinder mounting.



CAUTION: Do not allow oil or grease to get on the rubbing face.

10. Lower cylinder
(a) Using SST, slowly turn the piston clockwise while pushing it in. SST 09719-14020 (09719-00020).


(b) Fit the pad protrusion into the piston stopper groove, and install the cylinder.


NOTE: Insert the cylinder carefully so the boot is not wedged.
Note: read this article CLICKY for a better way of setting the piston and adjusting the handbrake after
replacing the pads

11. Install cylinder installation bolt


Install and torque the cylinder installation bolt. Torque: 200 kg-cm (14 ft-lb, 20 Nm)
12. Install rear wheel
13. Check that fluid level is at "max" line
14. Adjust parking brake automatic adjuster by depressing the brake pedal for several times



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Created : 2011-08-27 01:10:10, Last Modified : 2014-03-14 01:13:00

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