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Shims and lubrication for front brake pads

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Paulrv6, Apr 1, 2017.

  1. Apr 1, 2017 at 3:25 PM
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    Paulrv6

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    The pads for my truck that I am ordering are 04465-AZ001-TM and come with shims. What is their purpose and how do I use them? Are they for adjustment of the pads if the rotors are turned down or something different? How do I use the shims? Thanks

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  2. Apr 1, 2017 at 5:17 PM
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    shims go on the back of the pad
    and touch the piston and prevent squealing brakes
    it's sound suppression that's all it's for
     
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  3. Apr 9, 2017 at 8:35 AM
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    In the pad kit I got some moly lube. Where does this get applied? Is it on either side of the shim and against the piston? Do I also need brake grease for the pins and sliding surfaces on the pads or is that what the moly lube is for? Just want to use the proper lubes on the contact points. Please advise. Thank you

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  4. Apr 9, 2017 at 9:32 AM
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    the molly lube is for the sliding points and pins. don't use grease on the back of the pad.get some disc brake quiet to put on the back of the pad. it helps with brake pad rattle.
     
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  5. Oct 28, 2018 at 12:53 PM
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    Did you reuse sliding bolts and cotter pins?
     
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    You can re-use the sliders as long as they are clean and not pitted or rusty. The cotter pins can be reused if they are still springy and not bent/mushed out of shape
     
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  7. Oct 28, 2018 at 1:16 PM
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    All the above is good and helpful advice, you should have no trouble.
     
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  8. Oct 28, 2018 at 5:36 PM
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    Yea looks pretty straight forward just ordered some oem pads with shims. Rotors look good only 60k on them. Just need to rent a caliper piston separator thing from autozone and should be good
     

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