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'01 Prerunr Bad Brakes!!!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by bajaracer, Jun 10, 2008.

  1. Jun 10, 2008 at 11:05 PM
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    This is the second set of front rotors and the 3rd or 4th set of ceramic brake pads that i've changed on my 01 V6 Taco Prerunner and i still have massive warpage. my back brakes are fine, changed once.
    Any ideas whats wrong???
     
  2. Jun 11, 2008 at 10:24 AM
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    What brand rotors and pads did you swap in? Slotted? Drilled and slotted? Are you racing?
     
  3. Jun 11, 2008 at 10:34 AM
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    I have a 2001 DC with 77,00 miles. Only on my 2nd set of front brakes. Still have origional rears. Wondering if the hot weather by you is extreme enough to cause this. Lots of hills? I notice you have Alcoa rims-do thos holes provide enough cooling in your opinion? Just trying stuff here. Give us more info to feed on:)
     
  4. Jun 11, 2008 at 4:42 PM
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    i bought the rotors from autozone but the ceramic pads from another place. i dont know why its doing this,, vibrating & warping. could it be that the calipers are sticking??? im very frustrated.
     
  5. Jun 11, 2008 at 4:44 PM
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    ps, no hills or racing or offroading, just average 8 mile round trip to work., nothing crazy.
     
  6. Jun 11, 2008 at 4:48 PM
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    We're talking about yours as well as everyone else's safety here. Take it in to the dealer.
     
  7. Jun 11, 2008 at 4:56 PM
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    my guess is you may need to start looking at your calipers as the culprits. sounds like the pistons in them may be sticking and causing overheating and vibrations, which can lead to rotors being warped. which rotors from autozone did you get?? duralast gold??
     
  8. Jun 11, 2008 at 10:04 PM
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    ya, the duralast gold and all the other good stuff,,, but same situation. anyone evr had problems with there calipers,, changed them or rebuilt kit??
     
  9. Jun 12, 2008 at 7:05 AM
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    As others have said, make sure your calipers aren't sticking.

    Also, go with better discs and pads. Upgrade to slotted rotors and Hawk pads. Give Edwin at raceshopper.com a call and he'll hook you up. Seriously.
     
  10. Jun 12, 2008 at 10:14 AM
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    what is his number and any ideas on prices? i would like to get the rotors, pads AND cailpers.
     
  11. Jun 12, 2008 at 10:23 AM
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    Depends on what you pick but I've always found them to have the best prices. I've given them business for 8 years now and have never received an incorrect part, and that's on 15 different cars and trucks. I typically go for slotted rotors for faster self-cleaning and slightly better cooling.

    From their site:
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    Note sure if they carry calipers but it's worth asking. :thumbsup:
     
  12. Jun 12, 2008 at 11:25 AM
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    How do i find out if my truck has "Vehicle Stability Control"? It does NOT have ABS.
    (2001 Taco DC Prerunner v6)
     
  13. Jun 12, 2008 at 11:30 AM
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    Generally speaking, the dealer should be able to look up options based on your VIN.

    I don't believe VSC is available without ABS. From my understanding, the systems are sort of tied together, so I'd guess "no". :)
     
  14. Jun 12, 2008 at 12:13 PM
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    thnx. im going to change the entire system,,, how hard is it to bleed the brakes???
     
  15. Jun 12, 2008 at 12:31 PM
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    Not hard at all. Just a bit of a pain and requires 2 people to do it properly.

    The bleeding kits that I've found at most auto parts stores are crap. You really just need a rubber boot that fits tight over the bleeder valve, a clear hose, and a container to catch the brake fluid.

    1. Liquid Wrench the bleeder valves and let them soak.
    2. Loosen the lid on the master cylinder reservoir.

    Starting from the wheel farthest from the master cylinder and working your way to the next closest each time, perform steps 3-6 for each wheel.

    3. Get a box wrench on the bleeder valve, the boot with the clear line also on the bleeder valve, and your buddy in the driver's seat with the truck off.
    4. Tell your buddy to push the brake pedal to the floor, counting to five as he does it. When he starts to step, open the bleeder valve. When he gets to 4, close it. This will ensure that the valve is never open when the pedal is coming up and will not suck air into the system through the valve.
    5. Have him release the pedal and repeat step 4 until no air bubbles come out of the line.
    6. Check the master cylinder reservoir and add fluid as necessary.

    That's pretty much it. Shops use suction pumps to bleed the brakes but that doesn't remove all the air properly. The above method will.
     
  16. Jun 12, 2008 at 1:16 PM
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    When bleeding the system, do i start on the rear right side then rear left then passennger front and finish on the driver side??? farthest to closest?
     
  17. Jun 12, 2008 at 1:17 PM
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    Farthest to closest. Assuming the master cylinder is on the driver's side, it's:

    1. Rear Passenger side
    2. Rear Driver side
    3. Front Passenger side
    4. Front Driver side
     
  18. Jun 12, 2008 at 1:24 PM
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  19. Jun 12, 2008 at 6:21 PM
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    i personnally would ditch the autozone parts and go with a good aftermarket or factory rotor. just my two cents.
     
  20. Jun 13, 2008 at 9:17 AM
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    I now refuse to buy any autozone brake product. I did brakes on my wifes '05 civic we bought brand new, had 60,000 miles on original front pads, put the "good" autozone pads on it and they wore down and tore up the rotors in under 5,000 miles. I did my '06 Ranger (also bought new) front pads, tore those rotors up too. I did my 91 Cherokee pads and rotors, tore up the rotors under 2k miles. Autozone is absolute junk for brakes. I use OEM stuff now and never have a problem. All the pads were wore down just about to metal but not quite there. All wore in under 5k miles. Left warped rotors with deep grooves. No mechanical/caliper issues. And we don't drive crazy or anything like that.
     
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