Volvo, you said it very well. In the US, you have to constantly worry about someone suing you for falling down on your property. In Mexico, if you fall down, it is assumed you were careless.
In the late 90’s, my wife and I went to the border, only 15 miles from our house. In the parking lot at the border, my wife got too close and tripped over my feet. The insurance company later called up demanding we help supply information so they could demand the parking lot pay their health insurance costs. I told them she had got too close and tripped over my feet, and we would not be helping them at all.
I was surprised they did not sue me for having large feet…
In the USA if something happens to you, it is assumed someone else is at fault, somehow. Think about if if this sounds strange. In Mexico, you are assumed to be responsible for yourself, which does make more sense to me. If you did file suit in such cases, the judge would soon have that case off his calendar.
I remember some years ago, someone made a replica airplane, from maybe WWII, and they were flying it around the world. When BMW found out they had entered the USA, they ordered the airplane shut down. They did not wish to be sued by anyone who got so much as a broken finger nail on an airplane with their motor on it. That is totally sick.
But, in any case, that also reinforces my desire for a quality floor jack.
Even if no one can sue me, I want to make sure they have use of a quality jack.
DB, good question. On the front, what I had to do was use a big C-clamp, and put the old brake pad over the part to be pushed in, so no damage on the boot or whatever they call that part. Worked great. I haven’t touched the rear pads yet, once company goes away that will be priority. the manual and Youtube videos imply the parking brake assembly is not affected. I hope that is true. I will find out, but also will run some more videos and look again at Sienna Chat, now that you ask me that question. If I need a special tool, it is better to have it when the car is drivable. I had worried about that, but the videos didn’t really mention it.
Yes, just thinking about it, it would seem logical that the parking brake assembly will have to be adjusted for bigger pads, just as the caliper does.
Yeah, I better look again. Thanks.