Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Colorado Springs, CO.
why does my 4runner hate me?
So every time i work on my runner, it fights back. Tonight i wanted to change the front pads, before we took a trail ride tomorrow. As always, things started out real smooth. I got the passenger side done in a short time, and moved over to the driver side. I get the drivers wheel off, move the pistons back slowly, and pull the pads. once the pads are out, i slowly begin to get the pistons all the way back in the caliper, when one of them makes a loud pop, and pushes all the way out and wont go back in. Of course the runner is half in and half out of the garage, so i cant leave it this way all night. I decide to just pull the caliper, take it apart, and see if i can make a quick repair for the night. NOPE the bolt that holds the caliper in place is stripped and rusted in place. I put it back together for now, and slowly backed it into the driveway, to take another go at it tomorrow.