1998 Lexus ES300 Brakes


Old 03-19-04, 07:14 PM
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1998 Lexus ES300 Brakes

I recently replaced the front rotors and pads on the Lexus. It stops well; however, there is one thing bothering me. The pads are not attached to the housing by any kind of spring or similar. They are simply placed in the housing with the caliper. Nothing is there to pull the pads away from the rotor when the caliper releases. Perhaps it shouldn't be, but it seems the pads could make contact with the rotor while driving.
Can anyone ease my mind?

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Old 03-19-04, 11:00 PM
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some models dont have any spring to move pads away from rotors
from memory the lexus doesnt have a spring
i think it will be fine
Old 03-20-04, 04:39 AM
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Calipers use a square cut seal than when the brakes are applied twists slightly in its groove.When the brake is released the seal returns to its original state removing the twist pulling the piston back slightly.

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