Lift the car on a car jack, remove the tire, remove the brake shoe/calipers, and remove the old brake pads. Next, dispose of the old brake pads, put in the new brake pads, replace the brake shoe/calipers, replace the tire and lower the car to the ground.
No need to rotate the front caliper pistons as you compress the front calipers. That process is only for the rear calipers because of the parking brake mechanism.
Lift the car, remove the tire and set aside, remove the brake shoe/calipers and remove the old pads. Replace the old pads with the new pads, replace the brake shoe/calipers, replace the tire and lower the car.
no. on the front brake calipers the pistons have to be pushed back into the calipers to make room for the new brake pads. on the rear brake calipers the pistons have to be SCREWED back into the calipers. there are notches on the inner edge of the piston rim. you can engage the notches with large needle nose pliers or a large flat washer. turn the piston clockwise as you face it to get it to go in.
Remove the front wheel. Loosen and remove the two 15 or 17 mm bolts securing the calipers in place (access from the back side of the calipers). Lift the calipers out of the way and your rotor will be somewhat loose. Pull off the rotor.
I believe that will be a 7mm Allen key.
Yes 2000 Jetta GL does have front brake pad sensors.
No. just remove the calipers
the tacoma has calipers on front.
Remove wheel, remove the two bolts in the calipers, pull up calipers, remove pads compress caliper piston with a c-clamp, be sure to have the brake fluid cap off the reservoir under the hood. - replace pads and reverse the order.
there are two bolts that hold brake calipers to a u shaped bracket, remove them and then remove the two bolts holding the u shaped bracket. The rotors will come off at this point.