R02838R00595BR–24–BRAKEFRONT BRAKE PAD1139AuthorĂ:DateĂ:1997 LEXUS ES300 (RM511U)REPLACEMENT1.REMOVE FRONT WHEELRemove the wheel and temporarily fasten the disc with hubnuts.2.INSPECT PAD LINING THICKNESSCheck the pad thickness through the caliper inspection holeand replace the pads if they are not within the specification.Minimum thickness: 1.0 mm (0.039 in.)3.LIFT UP CALIPER(a)Remove the bolt and flexible hose from the shock absorb-er.(b)Remove the bottom side installation bolt.(c)Lift up the caliper and suspend it securely.HINT:Do not disconnect the flexible hose from the caliper.4.REMOVE THESE PARTS:(a)2 brake pads(b)4 anti–squeal shims(c)Pad wear indicator plate(d)2 pad support platesNOTICE:The support plates can be used again provided that theyhave sufficient rebound, no deformation, cracks or wear,and have had all rust, dirt and foreign particles cleaned off.5.CHECK DISC THICKNESS AND RUNOUT(See page BR–29)6.INSTALL 2 PAD SUPPORT PLATES7.INSTALL NEW PADSNOTICE:When replacing worn pads, the anti–squeal shims andwear indicator plates must be replaced together with thepads.(a)Install a pad wear indicator plate on the inner pad.(b)Apply disc brake grease to both sides of the inner anti–squeal shim (See page BR–23).(c)Install the 2 anti–squeal shims on each pad.(d)Install inner pad with the pad wear indicator plate facingupward.(e)Install outer pad.NOTICE:There should be no oil or grease adhering to the frictionsurfaces of the pads or the disc.
R02981–BRAKEFRONT BRAKE PADBR–251140AuthorĂ:DateĂ:1997 LEXUS ES300 (RM511U)8.INSTALL CALIPER(a)Draw out a small amount of brake fluid from the reservoir.(b)Press in the piston with a hammer handle or similar imple-ment.HINT:If the piston is difficult to push in, loosen the bleeder plug andpush in the piston while letting some brake fluid escape.(c)Install the caliper.(d)Install the installation bolt.Torque: 34 N·m (350 kgf·cm, 25 ft·lbf)(e)Install the flexible hose and bolt to the shock absorber.Torque: 29 N·m (300 kgf·cm, 21 ft·lbf)9.INSTALL FRONT WHEEL10.CHECK THAT FLUID LEVEL IS AT MAX LINE
BR06M–01R02840–BRAKEFRONT BRAKE CALIPERBR–271142AuthorĂ:DateĂ:1997 LEXUS ES300 (RM511U)REMOVAL1.REMOVE FRONT WHEEL2.DISCONNECT FLEXIBLE HOSE(a)Remove the union bolt and 2 gaskets from the caliper,then disconnect the flexible hose from the caliper.