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#4488761 - 08/14/17 09:11 PM Brake Pad Direction 02 4Runner
Gebo Offline

Registered: 09/18/02
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Changing the front disc brakes on my 02 4Runner. I got confused after removing the pads and don't remember which pad goes where. I have the Toyota OEM pads. One pad has one wear indicator on one end and the other pad has 2 wear indicators in the middle. I believe the 2 wear indicator goes on the inner side of the rotor. I don't know if the pad with the one wear indicator goes up or down.

The calibers are on the front of the rotors. So I am assuming the pad with the one wear indicator goes up with the spinning rotor hitting the wear indicator end first.

Am I right?
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#4488877 - 08/15/17 12:29 AM Re: Brake Pad Direction 02 4Runner [Re: Gebo]
Kibitoshin Offline

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Correct. Installed OEM pads on my 01 Tundra and dug up my Chilton's guide to see where the wear indicators were positioned and is just what you described.

Edited by Kibitoshin (08/15/17 12:31 AM)
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