Thing Rattling Between Brake and Front Wheel


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Old 09-12-23, 06:28 PM
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Thing Rattling Between Brake and Front Wheel

I have a 2000 Toyota Sienna. The font wheel has been squealing so I took it off and found this between the wheel and brake. What is this? What was this for? Thanks!



 
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Old 09-12-23, 09:49 PM
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It's called a brake dust shield. It also serves to direct air thru the brakes for cooling.
It sits behind the rotor and bolts on to the back of the brake caliper bracket.
 
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Does this car have brake shoes or disc brakes?

That's some small pieces by looking at the crack in the concrete & the leaf on the ground. It looks like the little nickel size keeper that goes on the the end of the spring between the top & bottom of the brake shoes. That think should be completely round with a little slotted hole in the center.
The long rod looks like the long spring that pulls the brake shoes back to a resting position when the brakes are released, although I've never seen the crook in the end look quite like that, but I am not familiar with every car's brake spring design.
 
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OK thanks for the replies. How critical is it that I have this shield replaced? What's involved installing one? Because I'm wondering if I can do the job myself. I have reasonable mechanical ability, but not crazy about working on autos.
 
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Old 09-13-23, 11:06 PM
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I have no idea what that black hook piece is.
Doubtful it belongs on that brakes.
The shield should be replaced.

I believe you'll need to remove the rotor to replace that shield.
Here's a good video on the repair..... replacing dust shield.

You'll need more detailed vehicle info to locate part..... just an example
 
 

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