zinc

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  • First Name
    zinc
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  • Toyota Model
    carina
  • Toyota Year
    1998
  • Location
    Cheshire
  1. the first thing i would check is the windscreen rubber surround along the top as they tend to come adrift letting water run down the inside of the pillar and then down behind the dashboard to the floor well
  2. zinc

    Carina E Brake Pads

    The other pad was well worn too, but there is no wear at all on the disc itself, the odd thing was no warning grinding noise when i freewheeled down the hill first thing in the morning, ive worn plenty of pads out in the past but always heard about it when the baking plate contacts the disc.
  3. Just wanted to pass on an observation I made today when exiting the M56,as I slowed towards the roundabout on the exit, the brake pedal went down rapidly followed by an interesting graunching noise.I rolled up the bank to find a brake disc under the car, it was totally worn down to the stell backing plate and had managed to come out of the caliper too which Ive never known to happen,also,oddly there has been no grinding or scraping noises prior to this and no problems until it decided to go AWOL,so it may be worth other people having a quick check on their pads
  4. they are 14mm just undo the bottom on and the caliper will swing up to get at the pads
  5. The pads will be glazed over now and probably useless,so, after jacking up the car,remove wheel, release the bleed nipple and gently lever the piston right back in, tighten the bleed nipple, fit new pads, top up fluid reservoir and apply the brakes watching that they retract slightly when the pressure is released
  6. The pads will be glazed over now and probably useless,so, after jacking up the car,remove wheel, release the bleed nipple and gently lever the piston right back in, tighten the bleed nipple, fit new pads, top up fluid reservoir and apply the brakes watching that they retract slightly when the pressure is released
  7. Hi, I think its more likely to be one of the belts on the engine, usually the power steering belts can do this on start up when the steering wheel is turned onto its full lock
  8. Steve

    Welcome to the Toyota forums zinc :)