How to Replace a Caliper in a Toyota Camry


The brake calipers on your Camry, like any other car, apply the brake pads to the rotor to stop the car. This makes them among the most important parts. If your Camry's calipers need replacing, it must be done with extreme care.

Things You'll Need

  • Allen/socket wrench
  • Crescent wrench
  • Tire iron
  • Jack
  • Oil/fluid pan
  • Fresh brake fluid
  • Caliper for Camry
  • Replacement washers
  • Clear container
  • Transparent vinyl tube
  • Remove the appropriate wheel from the car. Loosen the lug nuts halfway before raising the car on the jack stand, the complete the removal after raising it.

  • Disconnect the brake hose from the caliper. Make sure dirt can't get into the hose and throw away the two washers attached with the fitting bolt.

  • Loosen and remove the bolts attaching the caliper to its torque plate. You may need to hold the sliding pin flats with a wrench while loosening. You can now lift the caliper upward and remove it.

  • Install the replacement caliper onto the rotor. Install the bolts loosely, and then tighten them to 25 foot pounds while holding sliding pin flats with the wrench.

  • Attach the brake hose to the caliper. Use two new washers with the banjo bolt.

  • Fill the brake system with fresh fluid. Open the bleeder valve and have another person push the brake pedal to bled air from the system. Connect the valve to a fluid-filled container with a tube to aid this procedure.

  • Lower the vehicle off the jack, check the fluid level and test the brakes. Don't test them on the road until they feel firm.

Tips & Warnings

  • Dirt and dust on brake parts can contain asbestos. Run water over the parts before wiping them with a damp cloth. Dispose of the cloth in an impermeable container.

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