When to replace the Brake Discs on your TOYOTA RAV4
Recommended replacement interval for the part category Brake disc : 50000 km
Important!
This replacement procedure can be used for:
TOYOTA RAV 4 IV (ZSA4_, ALA4_) 2.0 4WD (ZSA44), TOYOTA RAV 4 IV (ZSA4_, ALA4_) 2.0 D (ALA40_), TOYOTA RAV 4 IV (ZSA4_, ALA4_) 2.0 4WD (ZSA44_), TOYOTA RAV 4 IV (ZSA4_, ALA4_) 2.2 D 4WD (ALA49), TOYOTA RAV 4 IV (ZSA4_, ALA4_) 2.0 (ZSA42), TOYOTA RAV 4 IV (ZSA4_, ALA4_) 2.5 4WD (ASA44), TOYOTA RAV 4 IV (ZSA4_, ALA4_) 2.0 D 4WD (ALA41_), TOYOTA RAV 4 IV (ZSA4_, ALA4_) 2.5 (ASA42), TOYOTA RAV 4 IV (ZSA4_, ALA4_) 2.5 4WD (ASA44), TOYOTA RAV 4 IV (ZSA4_, ALA4_) 2.0 4WD (ZSA44_), TOYOTA RAV 4 IV (ZSA4_, ALA4_) 2.5 Hybrid 4WD (AVA44, AVA44_), TOYOTA RAV 4 IV (ZSA4_, ALA4_) 2.0 D (WWA42_), TOYOTA RAV 4 IV (ZSA4_, ALA4_) 2.5 (ASA42), TOYOTA RAV 4 IV (ZSA4_, ALA4_) 2.5 Hybrid (AVA42_), TOYOTA RAV 4 IV (ZSA4_, ALA4_) 2.0 (ZSA42), TOYOTA RAV 4 IV (ZSA4_, ALA4_) 2.2 D 4WD (ALA49), TOYOTA RAV 4 IV (ZSA4_, ALA4_) 2.0 4WD (ZSA44) View more

The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

This video shows the replacement procedure of a similar car part on another vehicle

Tools
Replacement: brake discs – TOYOTA RAV 4 IV (ZSA4_, ALA4_). List of the tools you'll need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
Drive socket # 14
Drive socket # 17
Wheel impact socket #21
Brake caliper wind back tool
Ratchet wrench
Torque wrench
Tap wrench
Crow bar
Wheel chock
Replacement: brake discs – TOYOTA RAV 4 IV (ZSA4_, ALA4_). AUTODOC recommends:
  • Replace the brake disks on the car TOYOTA RAV 4 IV (ZSA4_, ALA4_) in complete set for each axis. Regardless of the state of components. This will ensure even braking.
  • The replacement procedure is identical for both brake disks on the same axle.
  • When changing the brake discs, always replace the brake pads.
  • Please note: all work on the car – TOYOTA RAV 4 IV (ZSA4_, ALA4_) – should be done with the engine switched off.
Carry out replacement in the following order:
  1. Step 1
    Open the bonnet. Unscrew the brake fluid reservoir cap.
    Step 2
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    Secure the wheels with chocks.
  2. Step 3
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    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts. Use wheel impact socket #21.
  3. Step 4
    Raise the front of the car and secure on supports.
    Step 5
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    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    Replacement: brake discs – TOYOTA RAV 4 IV (ZSA4_, ALA4_). Tip:
    To avoid injury, hold up the wheel when unscrewing the bolts.
  4. Step 6
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    Remove the wheel.
  5. Step 7
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    Spread the brake pads. Use a crowbar.
  6. Step 8
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    Clean the brake caliper fasteners. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  7. Step 9
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    Unscrew the brake caliper fastening. Use a drive socket #14. Use a ratchet wrench.
  8. Step 10
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    Remove the brake caliper.
    Replacement: brake discs – TOYOTA RAV 4 IV (ZSA4_, ALA4_). AUTODOC experts recommend:
    Tie the caliper to the suspension or to the body with a wire without disconnecting from the brake hose to prevent depressurization of the brake system.Make sure that the brake caliper is not hanging on the brake hose.Don't press the brake pedal after the brake caliper has been removed. As a result, the piston can fall out from the brake cylinder, and brake fluid leakage and depressurization of the system may occur. Check the brake caliper bracket, brake caliper guide pins and boots. Clean them. Replace, if necessary.
  9. Step 11
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    Remove the brake pads.
  10. Step 12
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    Clean the brake caliper bracket fasteners. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  11. Step 13
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    Unscrew the caliper bracket fastening. Use a drive socket #17. Use a ratchet wrench. Use a tap wrench.
  12. Step 14
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    Remove the caliper bracket.
  13. Step 15
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    Remove the brake disc.
  14. Step 16
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    Clean the hub. Use a wire brush. Treat the contacting surface. Use copper grease.
  15. Step 17
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    Install the brake disc.
  16. Step 18
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    Clean the brake caliper bracket from dirt and dust. Use a wire brush. Use a brake cleaner.
    AUTODOC recommends:
    Replacement: brake discs – TOYOTA RAV 4 IV (ZSA4_, ALA4_). After applying the spray, wait a few minutes.
  17. Step 19
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    Install the brake caliper bracket.
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