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Replace Rear Brake Pads & Rotor Camry 2012-2017 XV50

Step-by-step procedure on how to replace the brake pads and rotor of a 2012-2017 Toyota Camry XV50.

ESTIMATED TIME 40 mins - 1 hour
DIY COST $ 100 - 300
DIFFICULTY Intermediate

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What you will need

Procedure

  1. Park the vehicle on a flat ground surface. Loosen the lug nuts on the rear wheel.
  2. Jack up the vehicle on the back and place the jack stands on the rear car frame to support the car. Remove the wheel out from the vehicle. Removing the rear wheel of the vehicle.
  3. Loosen the 14mm bolts on the piston caliper and the 17mm bolts on the caliper carrier. Use a 14mm and 17mm socket wrench to loosen the bolts.Loosening the 14mm bolts on the caliper.

     

    Loosening the 17mm bolts on the caliper.
  4. Remove the 14mm bolts on the piston caliper and set the piston caliper aside. Do not let the caliper hang.Removing the 14mm bolts on the caliper.

     

    Removing the piston caliper from the carrier
  5. Remove the 17mm bolts on the back of the carrier and pull out the caliper carrier.Removing the caliper carrier from the vehicle.

     

  6. Remove the rotor from the vehicle.Removing the rotor from the vehicle.

     

    Removing the rotor from the vehicle.
  7. Push the piston using the old brakes and brake pusher or a c-clamp to push the piston.Pushing the piston in using a brake pusher.

     

  8. Check on the guide pins on the carrier by moving the guide pins back and forth. If the guide pins are not moving efficiently, pull them out and apply a tiny bit of grease caliper.
  9. Install the new rotor on the vehicle.Installing the new rotor of the vehicle.

     

  10. Reinstall the caliper carrier back to the vehicle and reinstall the 17mm bolts.Reinstalling the caliper carrier back to the vehicle.

     

  11. Get the new brake pads, line them up to the caliper carrier and push them in the proper orientation.Installing the new brake pads into the carrier.

     

    Installing the new brake pads into the carrier.
  12. Line up the piston caliper and reinstall the 14mm bolts.Putting the piston caliper back to the vehicle.Putting the piston caliper back to the vehicle.

     

  13. Line up the wheel back to the vehicle and reinstall the wheel's lug nuts.

Notes

Important Notes

  • Pump the brakes a few times and test the brakes before getting the car back on the road. 
  • Wear maks and gloves when working on the brake system

Frequently Asked Questions

Should I bleed brakes before or after changing pads?

  • No. Bleeding the brakes is not necessary when changing the pads. If you have to replace the brake caliper, you will need to bleed the air. 

Should You Replace Brake Rotors And Pads Together?

  • It is recommended to replace brake pads and rotors at the same. Not required to replace the rotor unless the rotor has damage or has created an edge( lip) on the outside diameter indicating that it is worn out. 
Replace Rear Brake Pads & Rotor Camry 2012-2017 XV50 Step-by-step procedure on how to replace the brake pads and rotor of a 2012-2017 Toyota Camry XV50.