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Old 02-24-08, 10:41 PM   #31
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Where can you buy the fit kit???
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Old 02-25-08, 01:35 AM   #32
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Old 02-25-08, 09:17 AM   #33
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Default Fix Kit WORKS!!! :-)

The Fix Kit is available through any Lexus Dealership.
Sometimes, however, the dealers have to special order the parts from a larger dealer, such as Los Angeles.
I bought mine from Arrowhead Lexus in Peoria, AZ (in PHX Metro area) for $64

I installed it this past weekend, and it was definitely the fix.

In fact before taking off the old clips, I snapped some photos of the gap between the brake pad tab, and the notch in the caliper...my old clips had lost the padded cushion on the back side of the clip where it fits into the notch in the caliper, and there was a good 2-3mm (1/16"-1/8") gap where the brake pad would be able to slip and make the clanking sound.

My car was making the clanking sound almost every time I would come to a stop, and was very loud...Its gone!

I will get the pics uploaded to the computer and post them in the next day or so.
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Old 09-08-10, 08:11 AM   #34
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zI wonder if this is whats going on with my 2005 LS?

https://www.clublexus.com/forums/ls4...o-reverse.html
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Old 10-09-10, 12:34 AM   #35
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Is there a kit like this for the rear calipers? I think I have the popping noise in the rear as well. Otherwise, I can replace certain parts to get rid of it? My car needs front and rear pads anyhow.
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Old 10-12-10, 02:43 PM   #36
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^^ yes they do!!
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Old 10-12-10, 02:44 PM   #37
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i changed my brake fit kit about 2 years ago and now its starting to come back.. the popping clap sound for my fronts
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Old 10-14-10, 06:53 PM   #38
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Hello Guys,

I search on DIY and cannot find what these black pieces goes onto or attach to the front brake pad. Can someone point me to the right instructions how these black pieces goes on the brake pad? I saw the diagram of the rear brake parts under the Title Breake, but cannot locate the front diamgram. Have anyone install these black pieces on their GS400'98? I need a little help on identify where these parts go. Thank you in advance guys.
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Old 01-12-17, 11:00 PM   #39
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So did using the fit kit get rid of the sound? heard using the grease is only a temp fix if it even works, I have an ES350 any recommendations when it comes time to replace pads to get a better fit?
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Old 01-17-17, 09:57 PM   #40
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Im glad someone revived this thread. I've been having the popping noises from the front end for some time now. 98' GS300 with 250K that I have owned since it had about 50k. I've always done the brakes myself or with my friend at his shop. Little by little Ive replaced most of the front end components with the exception of the upper control arms. I had the Daizen #2 lower control arm installed a while back and thought that was where I was getting the noises from. The popping was so random and appeared to come from different areas. A couple weeks ago I swapped out the Daizens and put Figs in both lower control arms and still popping. After reading this thread I think the reason it seemed like the noise was traveling was because when you turn the steering wheel the brake caliper location changes duhhhhh! So I wanted to try this ASAP and both local Lexus dealers did not have the fit kit in stock. I ended up going to Oreilly's and bought the store brand they have. BTW the clips looked identical to the OE ones. I also cleaned and lubed the slide pins that I believe where sticking and may have been the main source of my problems. So far a couple of hundred miles later no popping! Also, the brake pedal is higher and seems more firm.
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I actually swapped out my pads and rotors when I first got the car a few months ago and bought a "brake hardware kit" at O'Riellys and hasn't clicked in about 5k and counting. I've always gotten the brake hardware kit from them or Autozone on all of my previous cars and never had any issue. I think its $15 or something, either way, you should always replace them while doing a brake job.
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Old 11-13-17, 12:03 PM   #42
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Well, another problem to front end clunking I found out is the slider pins that allow the caliper to move back & forth when pressing the brakes. The pins over time will seize & eventually mine was putting pressure on the caliper bracket bolts. Then they slowly started backing out. When I hit my brakes my caliper would move. I replaced the caliper bracket due to one of the pins were seized & wouldn't budge. So you DIY guys when you changing your brakes, pull that pin out & greased it real good with some grease that tolerate heat. Overtime the grease dries up from the heat the brakes generate.
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