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New Owner Of 02 4.2 Vvti - Couple Of Questions...

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Hi Folks

We've recently bought a 2nd hand Rav - 5dr 4.2 VVTi

The rear discs were badly corroded and pitted and made a continuous 'knife on whetstone' noise so they (& pads) were changed under the warranty from the car sales place.

However - since being changed the rear brakes are now squealing quite a bit - is this a normal bedding in process?

Also because of the side steps the bloke jacked up the rear of the car using a trolley jack but seated it on the rear diff - not the carrier - is it likely to have caused any damage?

Cheers

Richard

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Hi Folks

We've recently bought a 2nd hand Rav - 5dr 4.2 VVTi

The rear discs were badly corroded and pitted and made a continuous 'knife on whetstone' noise so they (& pads) were changed under the warranty from the car sales place.

However - since being changed the rear brakes are now squealing quite a bit - is this a normal bedding in process?

Also because of the side steps the bloke jacked up the rear of the car using a trolley jack but seated it on the rear diff - not the carrier - is it likely to have caused any damage?

Cheers

Richard

brakes - ancs will coment when his train gets in.

Jacking up - the favourite is to use the petrol tank as the jacking point so think yersel lucky they used the diff - and yes all will be ok.

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Hi Folks

We've recently bought a 2nd hand Rav - 5dr 4.2 VVTi

The rear discs were badly corroded and pitted and made a continuous 'knife on whetstone' noise so they (& pads) were changed under the warranty from the car sales place.

However - since being changed the rear brakes are now squealing quite a bit - is this a normal bedding in process?

Also because of the side steps the bloke jacked up the rear of the car using a trolley jack but seated it on the rear diff - not the carrier - is it likely to have caused any damage?

Cheers

Richard

brakes - ancs will coment when his train gets in.

Jacking up - the favourite is to use the petrol tank as the jacking point so think yersel lucky they used the diff - and yes all will be ok.

Cheers Bothwell_Buyer - especially as this is a query about a 5dr - I thought you avoided them like the plague! ;-)

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The squealing rear brakes really depends to some extent on what material was fitted and whether all the spring clips and shims were fitted. Other than that it is more of an annoyance. The shims are there to surpress noise and the pressure from the retaining clips stop vibration. They are not cheap (£50-£60 from Kingo) but are worth the money and will last for years.

hbrake parts.pdf

It isn't ideal jacking under the diff but if there is no damage (breaks or leaks) by now there probably won't be any lasting effects.

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