The brake rotors on a Toyota Matrix are an extremely important aspect of the brake system. Over time, the rotors, which are the round disc that the caliper and brake pads clamp when the brakes are applied, can get scored, warped or simply wear too thin from use. Rotors should be regularly inspected for wear and replaced if necessary to ensure that your Matrix’s brakes function properly and safely. Replacing rotors is a simple job that can be done in a few hours.
Tools Used: Tools, Jack and jack stands, Brake cleaner, Rags, Socket set and ratchet, Open-ended wrench
Remove the Disc Brake Rotors
Loosen the lug nuts that fasten the wheels on. Raise the Matrix with a jack and support it securely with jack stands. Remove the wheels. Clean the brake caliper, rotor and nearby areas with brake cleaner and a clean rag. Make sure there is no dirt, oil or contaminants on the brake components.