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bleeding brakes help.

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by GotLift37, Feb 13, 2010.

  1. Feb 13, 2010 at 3:18 AM
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    GotLift37

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    Ok I havent started yet. But im putting extended stainless braided brake lines all around. I know I am going to need to bleed the brakes. Just wondering what the order to bleed them in or if there is a sticky on it. It is a 07 4runner not a tacoma. but it outta be pretty similar. so dont mind it being a 4runner. Thank you

    -Matt
     
  2. Feb 13, 2010 at 3:24 AM
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    start at the r/r then l/r then r/f then l/f
     
  3. Feb 13, 2010 at 4:06 AM
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    Get someone to help you. It's the best way to bleed the brakes. One person at the bleeder and one person at the pedal.
     
  4. Mar 19, 2010 at 5:53 PM
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    Got one you recommend?

    I'm looking at "Motive Products" and PBT among others over at Amazon.com

    I called the guys at Motive Products and you need a special adapter pack for Tacomas/Toyotas, one said.

    Probably looking at a total price of about $80 or so. Heck of a lot cheaper than taking the truck to a shop to do. I think. Gotta call around but I'd rather have the satisfaction of doing it myself at home.

    So do you have any suggestions?
     
  5. Mar 19, 2010 at 6:17 PM
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  6. Mar 19, 2010 at 6:41 PM
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  7. Mar 19, 2010 at 6:43 PM
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    always start with the wheel closest to the master cylinder and work your way to wheel farthest away
     
  8. Mar 19, 2010 at 6:48 PM
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    Wrong.

    You start with the wheel furthest away from the MC and work to the wheel closest.
     
  9. Mar 19, 2010 at 6:51 PM
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    Welcome !:)

     
  10. Mar 19, 2010 at 6:53 PM
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    You are correct sir !:D

     
  11. Mar 19, 2010 at 7:09 PM
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    That is what the FSM recommends.

    I will be installing extended lines myself tomorrow. ...with the wife at the pedal. ;)
     
  12. Mar 20, 2010 at 3:13 AM
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    i ended up taking it to the shop i got my tires and alighnment at. good friends of the family. they changed out front and rear brake lines and bled the brakes. charged me 30 bucks. was easier for me than doing it at the house.
     
  13. Mar 20, 2010 at 4:11 AM
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    Do you have a friend in Jersey ? I need it done for $30. You should have him over to the first BBQ this summer, to thank him for that price.

     
  14. Apr 18, 2010 at 12:38 PM
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    I'm sure they make them for 2nd gen's. If I can find link I'll post it.

     
  16. Apr 18, 2010 at 5:33 PM
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    Let me know if you find a good link. I'd rather pay for a tool and do it myself rather than pay the same money for somone else to do it. Also, the local Advanced Auto store no longer loans out brake bleeding kits. :(
     
  17. Apr 19, 2010 at 1:50 AM
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    All you need is a jelly jar, some tubing, a wrench and another body.

     
  18. Apr 19, 2010 at 4:31 AM
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    I know that, the other body is the issue. I will just buy a one man kit like I've rented before I guess.
     
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