Topsy, where did the rear brake topic go? The link does not work.Nice job!
And be careful not to breathe the brake dust...and wear eye protection.
I have split your original combined topic into 2 separate ones....Part 1 / FRONT & Part 2 / REAR.
You're not the first person to wonder: http://www.siennachat.com/forum/77-how-guides-do-yourself-instructions/10392-where-javvy-part-2-rear-disc-brake-thread.htmlThanks a lot for your post Javvy. I've used it twice for the front brakes already. It's almost time for me to do the rear brakes but the link in your post is not working. Do you know why? Thanks again!
This tip is pretty crucial. I did my brake pads on an Odyssey (all 4 rotors) and then figuring "job well done" backed out of the spot I was working to clean it up and forgot totally about pumping the brakes back up (didn't bleed them this time). Almost backed into a concrete wall trying to get the pressure up.. thank God nobody was behind me! Sometimes you get rushed or tired and skip practical thought... but I hope to never make that mistake again. Is a touch scary.Having done countless brake jobs, including 2 on our Sienna, I'd like to add a very important step. The brake pedal will go to the floor on the first push. Once both sides are done, start the vehicle and pump the pedal several times until it returns to it's orginal position before test driving!!
Also...just a tip: When reinserting the slide-pins make sure you DO NOT squeeze the air out of the boots. This will create a slight vacuum, not allowing the caliper to slide quite as freely. If the pins are lubed enough and there is air in the boots the pins will actually spring back on there own when pushed in. Just try it out before you install the caliper.