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Billys=screwed up brakes

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by GreatWhiteHype, Jun 10, 2009.

  1. Jun 10, 2009 at 11:56 AM
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    GreatWhiteHype

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    Whats up boys. I recently installed 2inch toytech aal and 5100 billys set @ 2.5. I then took my truck for a test drive and as i came to a stop my brake pedal started pump. I've tested this for a couple days now with no change. Before I put the lift on I had no issue with the brakes. When installing the front billys I didn't touch the brake assembly. Any ideas?

    :confused::confused::confused:
     
  2. Jun 10, 2009 at 11:58 AM
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    drew02a

    drew02a Rocking your mom's world Since 1997

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    When you did the rear AAL, did you have to remove the brake lines?
     
  3. Jun 10, 2009 at 12:00 PM
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    did you pinch a line, or break one...I know on the second gens when you put the 5100's up front you need to be very careful not to break a line
     
  4. Jun 10, 2009 at 12:46 PM
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    deck plate, 5100's @ 2.5 in front, 2" aal toytec 5100 in rear
    I installed the AAL two days before the billys without any issues with the brakes. I only removed the E brake cable, didn't touch the brake line.
     
  5. Jun 10, 2009 at 12:48 PM
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    GreatWhiteHype

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    I don't think so. Probably a newbie question but how would I tell if a line was pinched?
     
  6. Jun 10, 2009 at 12:49 PM
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    it would have leaked....more than likely. Check your brake fluid level. Also is there a chance a line got air in it from the e brake removal
     
  7. Jun 10, 2009 at 12:51 PM
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    Do you mean your brakes started pumping? As in rapid shuddering? I've had experience with similar behavior if you get debris in the ABS sensor on the front wheels it confuses the magnetic pick up and the ABS will actuate. If this describes what you're experiencing, you may want to disconnect the ABS leads and clean them.
     
  8. Jun 10, 2009 at 12:56 PM
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    good call on the ABS....
     
  9. Jun 10, 2009 at 2:50 PM
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    Yeah thats whats happening. Thanks for the tip I'll try it.
     
  10. Jun 10, 2009 at 6:13 PM
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    Showtime250

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    your ebrake wouldnt get air in the line when you disconnected it because its an open cable with no fuild. I would say its a dirty abs sensor too
     
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