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Old 03-26-09, 03:50 PM   #46
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Has anybody done manual brake bleeding on RX 330 successfully? Do I still have to put 1" x 4" piece of wood underneath the brake pedal to not let the pedal touch the floor when my assistant hold it down when I open the bleeder valve to avoid damaging the master cylinder? I have read a lot of articles about the need of putting the piece of wood, but some consider this practice unnecessary. Any information will be appreciated. Thanks.
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Old 03-29-09, 01:06 PM   #47
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Has anybody done manual brake bleeding on RX 330 successfully? Do I still have to put 1" x 4" piece of wood underneath the brake pedal to not let the pedal touch the floor when my assistant hold it down when I open the bleeder valve to avoid damaging the master cylinder? I have read a lot of articles about the need of putting the piece of wood, but some consider this practice unnecessary. Any information will be appreciated. Thanks.
I have been bleeding brakes for 25 years on everything from my 43 year old Corvette to my wife's Acura. Never heard of the need for a wook board. And, I have never had a problem with bleeding brakes either.
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Old 03-29-09, 02:40 PM   #48
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Hi,

You did a great job describing your brake pad replacement. I did mine about a year ago and now I'm having a soft and low brake pedal on my RX330. I saw that you posted the diagrams of the front and rear brake components. If it wouldn't be too much trouble, could you please email the pages to me so I can make sure all of the brake hardware is installed properly. My email is manhouse@optonline.net

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Old 03-29-09, 03:21 PM   #49
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Do you need the front or the rear?
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Old 03-30-09, 05:20 AM   #50
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Both please.

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Old 04-04-09, 03:02 PM   #51
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Hi Mandyfig,

When do you think you will be able to send the diagrams to me?

Thank you in advance.
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Old 04-05-09, 12:26 PM   #52
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Front Brake Components:
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File Type: pdf front brake component.pdf (34.2 KB, 4327 views)
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Old 04-05-09, 12:27 PM   #53
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Rear components:
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Thank you.......
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Old 05-12-09, 10:50 AM   #55
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I have about 2-3mm left on the front brakes(they haven't made any noises yet though). Found out when I was bleeding the brakes. I emailed my Lexus dealer for parts and they quoted me $73.75 + tax for the front pads. Seems like it's really expensive, is this a good price? Would it be cheaper/better to get something from a local auto parts store?

p.s.: Can somebody give me a direct link to the front pads on Sewell? I searched on their site and about 20 results came up. They all look the same, which ones do I need?

EDIT: nvm, ordered them off Sewell for around $54(with a 15% discount)

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Old 05-21-09, 11:03 AM   #56
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My mechanic just advised me that my front brake pads are down to 4 mm and should be replaced. I checked out your explanation and pictures and found that I can do the work myself. Thanks for the clear explanation.
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Old 05-21-09, 12:10 PM   #57
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You are quite welcome, if you were referring to me.
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Old 05-21-09, 12:12 PM   #58
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Just a note, brakes are safety related components, unless you think you are qualified to do it, please leave it up to the pros. Just a reminder that most of what you read in forums like these are for reference and it is at your risk that you follow them.
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It is so straight forward, it's really hard to mess something up. The hardest part was just not gettting any grease on the brake pads/rotors since it started coming out when I was pushing them back in.
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Old 06-24-09, 06:14 PM   #60
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I need to replace rear brake pads on my RX330 and have a question. Are the caliper pistons a rotating type or pushing type like the fronts?
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