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How to change the brake pads on a 2006 scion tc

Change the Brake Pads on a 2006 Scion Tc

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The shop wanted to charge her $199 for parts and labor. (They did quote ceramic pads which are a little more expensive)

The shop wanted to charge her $199 for parts and labor. (They did quote ceramic pads which are a little more expensive)

Paid $12.99 for brake pads from a parts store with a lifetime warranty

Paid $12.99 for brake pads from a parts store with a lifetime warranty

Pop the hood and remove the cap for your brake fluid. Don't forget to put back on when done

Pop the hood and remove the cap for your brake fluid. Don't forget to put back on when done

Jack up your car and support with jack stands

Remove the wheel

Remove the wheel

On the back of the caliper, there are 2 14mm bolts, loosen them to remove the caliper

On the back of the caliper, there are 2 14mm bolts, loosen them to remove the caliper

Then pop out the old pads

Then pop out the old pads

The difference between the old and new

The difference between the old and new

Use a C clamp to slowly wind the piston back. Doing it this way enables you to not have to bleed the brake lines

Use a C clamp to slowly wind the piston back. Doing it this way enables you to not have to bleed the brake lines

All the way back

All the way back

Install the new pads, starting with the inside first

Install the new pads, starting with the inside first

Once both pads are in, reinstall the caliper

Once both pads are in, reinstall the caliper

Hand tighten the top bolt first, then alight the bottom, then tighten both and put the wheel back on. Repeat the same steps for the other side. Total time took 30 min

Hand tighten the top bolt first, then alight the bottom, then tighten both and put the wheel back on. Repeat the same steps for the other side. Total time took 30 min

  • Brake pads
  • Jack
  • Jack stands
  • Sockets and wrenches