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SAM LOVERS HER TOYOTAS
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Sincere Apologies for beginning a new thread, i cannot seem to find an old thread that was started some time ago.

Basically, my other half intends to service his Avensis T27 2010 diesel 2.0 tomorrow, weather permitting, it’ll be the 1st time he does it himself as the vehicles no longer under extended warranty. He purchased all the service parts from our Toyota dealer...air filter, diesel fuel filter, 5L oil, cabin filter, sump washer, and oil filter. He also purchased front & rear pads and discs from them.

He is asking, once he has successfully replaced the discs and pads, bearing the rears in particular...will he have a epb issue that would need resetting? Or is it a 50/50 chance issue??? Think he’s stressed out over that particular issue sadly.

Thanks guys.

 

sammy

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Sam, I will answer your main question first. When we changed the rear discs and pads on my car, The EPB  light flashed on first application. I told my mechanic friend to release the EPB, then press the footbrake. Then while holding the brake pedal, reapply the EPB. The EPB light will still flash. Wait about 10 seconds, then disengage the EPB. Wait a short while then engage the EPB. Hopefully the EPB light will now be on without flashing. The EPB has calibrated. This is what happened of me. I had my Launch diagnostic scanner which has parking brake reset function, but I didn't need it. 
There are a few threads on this, starting with one of my own:-

 

My reply to one of the posts -

John, I tried but really Jimmy found the cure. It has spurred me to find more Toyota tricks. 

It seems that any faults and calibration can be done by a jumper wire on the OBD socket. 

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Link pins 4 and 12 to calibrate the clutch switch for the EPB or if the steering needs calibrating. 

To find and clear ABS fault codes without diagnostic reader, connect pins 4 and 13. The ABS light will flash a two digit code in morse code style.

To clear the ABS codes (after any fixes) press the brake pedal 8 times within 5 seconds, and there is a bleep as the memory clears. The ABS light then flashes constant. 

It seems that owning diagnostic tools can be more trouble in the wrong hands, but the fixes having been simple so far, when you know how! 

The worst scenario will be to get dealer to reset, but something has to go wrong!

Sam, I assume you and your husband have the universal brake rewind kit with left and right handed tools. I have this kit which I bought via eBay

Good luck :thumbsup:

Konrad
   

 

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Konrad, you’re a star and thank you so much for taking the time out to put in your input, its members like you that make this forum an amazing place to gain knowledge, and provide people like me with the confidence to achieve tasks. So bless you.

I aim to carry out the rear discs and pads this week, weather permitting.

I achieved the front discs and pads yesterday, i wouldnt say tgat i enjoyed the task, but its done, process: jacked front end, removed front wheels, sat vehicle on axle stands either end, removed calipers, removed carriers ( i managed to mix these up from left and right, luckily i took photographs prior and could identify which was which), noticed the sliders were pretty sticky so i removed all of them in turn and regreased with multi purpose although i noticed white grease previously installed, wire brushed whatever needed doing under the arches, sprayed brake cleaner to the new discs and installed, put in new pads after copper greasing the end bits and metal slider thingys on the calliper themselves and following the arrow indicators facing downwards as per the old pads, pushed the piston back ( put a little multipurpose grease around the front of this afterwards ) each end whilst siphoning off a total of 35mls of brake fluid using syringes ( found this annoying ), painted the callipers silver using hammerite smooth, refitted alloys, removed axles, pumped brakes, checked brake fluid level, job done! 

Hope that helps somebody someday, and shows that females are capable of such jobs everybody lol ! With the help of my teenage son admittedly.

I then moved on to my very first diy service which ill be starting a new thread on.

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Good news...

Hi

Completed my rear disc & pad mission today....yay...and touch wood...the epb worked perfectly fine...on and off...and in the automatic release mode when driving off...no warning lights on dash what so ever...is that normal?

Anyway, it wasnt an easy job as space is much more limited under the arch and removing the carriers was tough when accessing the bolts. Otherwise we stripped off the old discs and pads, greased the sliders, wire brushed the carrier and hub etc, installed the new discs and pads, painted callipers silver to match fronts, checked brake fluid level when level, closed bonnet, dropped vehicle, job done!

My other half was so stressed out about epb issues but strangely enough, not a zilch.

The entire brake system looks as good as new now.

Thanks a million to all the contributors on my thread, much much appreciated.

Sammy

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Sam. Well done in completing the rear brake replacement successfully. You won't need to do it for a while. You must have had the pistons set correctly and evenly, so the system was better balanced. That is why you had no warning lights. The horror stories are normally caused by bad installation or faulty parts. On later cars that have auto parking brake apply, service mode has to be set, to stop the pistons being pushed out during servicing! 
A few months back I did my brothers Renault Grand Scenic rear brakes. I researched up on his car, making sure I knew the service mode. 
More cars are having EPB's so we need to know how to work around them. 

I think it is great that women like you do servicing. Sam, you show good knowledge of your cars. You also save money on most jobs, except the ones needing specialist equipment. 

There are men who clueless about cars, and cannot even change a tyre!

Thank you Sam for your kind words. This is what the forum supposed to do - share knowledge wit like minded people.

I look forward to reading more posts from you. 

Konrad :thumbsup: 

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9 hours ago, Konrad C said:

Sam. Well done in completing the rear brake replacement successfully. You won't need to do it for a while. You must have had the pistons set correctly and evenly, so the system was better balanced. That is why you had no warning lights. The horror stories are normally caused by bad installation or faulty parts. On later cars that have auto parking brake apply, service mode has to be set, to stop the pistons being pushed out during servicing! 
A few months back I did my brothers Renault Grand Scenic rear brakes. I researched up on his car, making sure I knew the service mode. 
More cars are having EPB's so we need to know how to work around them. 

I think it is great that women like you do servicing. Sam, you show good knowledge of your cars. You also save money on most jobs, except the ones needing specialist equipment. 

There are men who clueless about cars, and cannot even change a tyre!

Thank you Sam for your kind words. This is what the forum supposed to do - share knowledge wit like minded people.

I look forward to reading more posts from you. 

Konrad :thumbsup: 

Cheers Konrad...im blushing lol 😃

I feel proud of myself too. Being the daughter of a mechanic, growing up on the edge of a wing watching over dad do his thing, i guess thats where it stems from, my passion to achieve things and save myself money...def not time because everything takes me hours...im a bit of a uhummm...perfectionist lol.

Thank you again for your kind words and input.

Have a great weekend!

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On 8/29/2018 at 11:09 PM, SAM LOVERS HER TOYOTAS said:

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Those calipers look good, shame you didn't replace the discs. There are two screw holes on the disc, screw in evenly two bolts and the disc should pop off the hub without any trouble.

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9 hours ago, TAuris said:

Those calipers look good, shame you didn't replace the discs. There are two screw holes on the disc, screw in evenly two bolts and the disc should pop off the hub without any trouble.

I think the rear discs were changed if you look at the picture again - 

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There are no score marks or rust on the discs. Sam did state the discs and pads were changed all round. That was how my discs looked after changing and early use. The discs are painted black on the hub section silver elsewhere except the contact areas. 

I nearly wrote something different, but looked at the photos again.   

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11 hours ago, Konrad C said:

I think the rear discs were changed if you look at the picture again - 

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There are no score marks or rust on the discs. Sam did state the discs and pads were changed all round. That was how my discs looked after changing and early use. The discs are painted black on the hub section silver elsewhere except the contact areas. 

I nearly wrote something different, but looked at the photos again.   

Hi guys

apologies for my pics, i painted my calipers silver some time ago whilst the discs were horrid and rusty, hence 1 pic of a before, and after i recently changed all 4 discs and pads a few days ago, i painted them again to refresh.

Did a trip up the M1 to London today, 250 miler there n back, i assume the brakes are now bedded in, drove like a dream, no issues and sharp braking as it should be!

We have an mot booked in next week which we always dread lol, however all seems in tip top shape, its just with the new changes come in, we dont know what to expect!!!

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