How to Change the Shoes on a Toyota Paseo
The Toyota Paseo was produced in the US between 1991 and 1997, and features a front-wheel drive layout. The "shoes" on this car refer to the brake pads, which are an integral feature of the braking system. The brake pads line the calipers that hug the rotor to stop the spinning wheel when you apply the brake. If the brake shoes wear down, you may hear a metallic hissing noise, indicating that the caliper itself is grinding against the rotor. Replacing your shoes takes about five minutes for each wheel.
- Jack and tire iron
- Jack stand
- Socket wrench set
- Motor oil
- Replacement brake shoes
Loosen the lug nuts on the front driver's side wheel, or whichever wheel you wish to work on first. Place the jack below the lift guide marks on the chassis. Raise the jack to raise the Toyota Paseo. Slide a jack stand below the chassis. Lower the Paseo onto the stand for stability.
Finish loosening the lug nuts and remove them. Pull off the wheel.
Loosen and remove the two large bolts from the back of the Caliper with your socket wrench and ratchet. These bolts secure the caliper to the spindle.
Slide a screwdriver between the arms of the caliper. Jam the screwdriver against the spindle to release the caliper. Pull the caliper off.
Pull the inner brake shoe toward the outer brake shoe to dislodge the inner shoe from the caliper piston. Pull the inner shoe out.
Bend back the metal tabs of the outer brake shoe with your pliers. Pull the loosened brake shoe off of the caliper.
Press the slider pins out of the caliper. Grease them with motor oil. Replace them into the caliper.
Insert the new inner brake pad into the caliper. Slide the c-clamp over the caliper so that the drive shaft presses against the brake pad. Turn the shaft to clamp down on the pad and press the caliper piston back into the caliper. Remove the clamp. Reseat the inner brake pad so that it clicks into place.
Set the outer brake shoe into the caliper. Press the metallic clips of the brake shoe against the outer side of the caliper. Press the brake shoe into the caliper until you hear it click into place.
Reseat the caliper over the rotor and spindle. Tighten the two bolts back in. Remount the wheel.
Repeat the previous steps for the other wheels.