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Old 08-10-14, 02:44 PM   #1
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Hi All- I replaced my rear brake pads this weekend. I used oem pads and used the shims with CRC lubricant. I also compressed the brake calipers and made room for the new pads. I also tried to take off one of the rotors but it would not come off even with putting screws in the rotor.

Everything seemed fine and brakes were strong but when I went for a test drove there is a clicking sound at low to medium speeds come from the rear passenger side.

I checked the retainer pins and they are on correctly.

Any suggestions about what the problem may be? I would like to spin the wheel but the parking brake is on. Is it okay to take off the parking brake while jacked up if I block the wheels??

Please let me know if you have any tips. Thanks you!!
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Old 08-10-14, 03:25 PM   #2
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[QUOTE=LexBrett;8664364]Hi All- I replaced my rear brake pads this weekend. I used oem pads and used the shims with CRC lubricant. I also compressed the brake calipers and made room for the new pads. I also tried to take off one of the rotors but it would not come off even with putting screws in the rotor.

Everything seemed fine and brakes were strong but when I went for a test drove there is a clicking sound at low to medium speeds come from the rear passenger side.

I checked the retainer pins and they are on correctly.

Any suggestions about what the problem may be? I would like to spin the wheel but the parking brake is on. Is it okay to take off the parking brake while jacked up if I block the wheels??

Please let me know if you have any tips. Thanks you!![/QUOTE

It would be safer if you had 4 jackstands to raise the whole car.If you don't have them available, I would used the blocks,but raise the car just high enough to spin the wheels.I would double check the pins again. Is the clicking sound, from the same side the rotor wouldn't come off ???
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LexBrett, is the noise coming from the same side you tried to remove the rotor? I'm assuming you were planning on either turning your rear rotors or replacing them. Did you disengage your emergency brake before you tried to remove the rear rotors? Just checking since you didn't cover this in your thread.
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Hello. I did not disengage the parking brake when I was trying to get off the rotor. I wasn't planning on changing the rotors, but I wanted to take them off to clean them.

And yes, the clicking sound is coming from the same side I tried to remove the rotor :-(
Thoughts??

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Never try take a rear rotor off with the parking brake on. The shoes inside the small drum were engaged and you probably bent something. In fact, when I have taken off the rear rotor I back off the adjuster a bit to make sure the shoes clear the drum.
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Sounds like I need to take off the rotor (with the parking brake off) and see what is going on? What should I look for? Any visuals or diagrams would be much appreciated.I will take off the rotor tomorrow and post some pics and or vids if I cannot figure it out.

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Check this youtube link out. It's for a GS300 which is close enough for your setup. Remember to disengage the emergency brake and observe safety by place a tire chock if you don't use a lift.

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Thanks for your help. Will let you know how it goes.
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