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Brake Pads on '97 5-lug

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by afd23a, Jul 20, 2010.

  1. Jul 20, 2010 at 7:04 AM
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    afd23a

    afd23a [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Asking this for my old man. He's replacing the brake pads on his Tacoma with these from Advance Auto
    http://shop.advanceautoparts.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_ThermoQuiet&174;-Brake-Pad-Set-Wagner_20608948-P_219_R|GRPBRCOAMS_758488062___

    The ad says the shims are included, but he didn't see any. So he went ahead and put the pads on and said he barely had enough room to get the pads in. He wants to know if he's supposed to reuse the old shims or not. It doesn't sound like there's enough room for the shims, but I haven't seen it, so I don't know for sure. I would think he'd be fine without the shims, but I thought I'd get other opinions.
     
  2. Jul 22, 2010 at 7:15 AM
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    I am wondering the some thing. I changed mine a few months ago and didn't use them and now my brakes squeek like crazy.
     
  3. Jul 22, 2010 at 7:21 AM
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    Yes, you can reuse the shims as long as they aren't damaged. To quiet your squealling, you can use a product called "Brake Quiet". Just smear it on the BACK of the pad.
     
  4. Jul 22, 2010 at 7:22 AM
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  5. Jul 22, 2010 at 8:32 AM
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    ^^I used the brake quiet and it didn't help I think it may be the pads. So I just purchased toyota pads.
     
  6. Jul 22, 2010 at 8:32 AM
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    An update to my original post. My dad talked to a guy at Advance and was told it would be ok to not use the shims. Also he found on Wagner's site that shims are not necessary for the pads he bought. Thanks for the responses. :)
     
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