Rear disk brakes

Tiny
PVANCE
  • 2004 TOYOTA RAV4

Brakes problem 4 cyl All Wheel Drive Automatic

How do I change the rear brake pads can you please show me?

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Thursday, December 24th, 2009 AT 3:50 PM

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Tiny
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Hello,

Here is a video and a guide along with some diagrams (below) of what it will be like on your car.

https://youtu.be/Gzgh_LVAIDE

You will need to jack the car up safely.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/jack-up-and-lift-your-car-safely

This will give you an idea of what to do

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-replace-rear-brake-pads-and-rotors

You car is below:

Please let us know what happens.

Cheers, Ken

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Friday, October 20th, 2017 AT 2:54 PM
Tiny
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  • 2004 TOYOTA RAV4

Brakes problem
2004 Toyota Rav4 4 cyl Four Wheel Drive Automatic

The mechanic who did my annual safety inspection told me my car passed but will need new front brake pads soon. I have 42,000 miles and this would be the first time replacing them. He quoted me $180. I called a local Toyota dealer who told me (over the phone without seeing the car) that they recommend changing the rotors AND the pads for $480. I asked how much to replace the pads only and they said $90 total but they don't recommend it. Isn't the point of changing the pads (before they go bad) to save the rotors? Also, what do you think of the price quotes?

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Saturday, October 21st, 2017 AT 11:25 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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The quote for 180 sounds right. Rotors need to be machined first before they can be deteremined to be bad or not. There isnt a single chance of getting brakes done at the dealer for $90. Id probably go with the first guy. Even if you need rotors from him you will get out for less

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Saturday, October 21st, 2017 AT 11:25 AM (Merged)
Tiny
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You must be aware of the min rotor thickness, rear rotors min thickness is 8mm or below must be scrapped

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Sunday, October 22nd, 2017 AT 4:52 AM

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