02-15-2009, 08:10 PM
OK Help me out here guys....01 Sequoia...Want to do full Brake job...Local Toyota Dealer wants $468 for 2 Front Rotors, 2 Rear Rotors and Pad Sets for Front and Rear (About what I expected)...
Ebay Seller with 5,000 sales and great feedback offers Front and rear Rotors plus front and rear pads in a package for $105 plus $45 Shipping!
Who would you choose?
02-16-2009, 04:20 AM
Go to you local auto parts outlet like a NAPA and price these parts. This way you know what brand your getting and can return them if you have a problem.
02-16-2009, 01:56 PM
Thanks for the info Mike...However, NAPA has so many different types of Pads and Rotors for the 01...Dont want to be upsold, just want to get the appropriate parts for the usage...90% in town...no towing...approx 8k Per year...What would you suggest Mike?
P.S. I have the older style Caliper..What size pad fits? (Never had any Vibration Problems)
02-16-2009, 03:56 PM
Your calipers will use the 4.7" pads. Looking at NAPA's listings on thier web site I can see how confusing it is. The rotor is easy, their premium rotor is just fine (part #488693). From the pad listing I got I see two pads you should consider. The premium ceramic (part #UP7687SD) at $57, best. Or the regular ceramic (part #AD7687) at $46, good. If you go to a NAPA have them double check these numbers, but this is what I come up with.
Hope this helps,
02-17-2009, 06:45 PM
Mike...Can you use Napa's Anti Sieze Lubricant for the anti squeal shim?
Actually...Looks like the New Pads have a shims already bonded onto the back of the pad...and the old Pads dont have any extra shims...Shall I just leave alone?
Also the 17mm Caliper Bolts are stuck fast...Even with Penetrating fluid, they wont budge...I assume it is a Counterclockwise removal...Any ideas?
Thanks In Advance, Peter
02-19-2009, 06:09 AM
Anti-seize can be used on the back of the shims. But use only a thin coat. On the pins and the pad edges use a silicone brake lubricant.
These bolts can be very tight, use a good quality socket so to not round them off, then use a breaker bar to break them loose. It will take some muscle.