How to Change the Brake Pads on a 2006 Scion Tc

My friend was quoted $199 from a shop to have her rear brake pads replaced. We went to the parts store and picked up a set for $12.99 and without using air tools, it took about 30 min to replace

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How to 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)

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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

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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

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Jack up your car and support with jack stands

Jack up your car and support with jack stands

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Remove the wheel

Remove the wheel

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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

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Then pop out the old pads

Then pop out the old pads

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The difference between the old and new

The difference between the old and new

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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

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All the way back

All the way back

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Install the new pads, starting with the inside first

Install the new pads, starting with the inside first

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Once both pads are in, reinstall the caliper

Once both pads are in, reinstall the caliper

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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

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