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Brake Bleed - Power Bleeder Tacoma adapter

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by EPH, Jul 28, 2019.

  1. Jul 28, 2019 at 7:05 AM
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    EPH

    EPH [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Anyone have a Power Bleeder adapter for a Tacoma.

    I was changing my pads and rotors yesterday and one of the brake pistons popped out. I try to perform a standard brake bleed but I'm thinking I got to much air in the line.

    I have a power bleed kit but the adapter is for a different car.

    Willing to buy off or just borrow with a deposit.

    Power Probe BA10 Small Adapter for Toyota https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004IQ96RK/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_xOApDbFVQWY83
     
  2. Jul 28, 2019 at 7:18 AM
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    I would pay a shop to do it might have to activate the ABS on these newer vehicles using Techstream , and use a proper bleeding procedure recommended by Toyota, mine cost $128 at a dealership a few years ago, I couldn't bleed the bleed the brakes good enough to get a nice firm pedal using all other methods
     
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  3. Jul 28, 2019 at 7:33 AM
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    I was hoping that wasn't the case, shit. Thanks for the info. Might try and bleed it a few more times today to get some sort of braking ability.
     
  4. Jul 28, 2019 at 7:34 AM
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    I would get a helper and try the old pump hold,pump hold see if it works for u, if the pedal still feels flimsy I would take it to a service that can use the Techstream on it theres a certain bleeding procedure from Toyota they also use. it wasn't worth the time and money for me to play around buying suction pumps etc. in the end to get a nice pedal.
     
  6. Jul 28, 2019 at 7:52 AM
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  7. Jul 28, 2019 at 8:09 AM
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    If the one piston just popped out and providing you got it back in without loosing a lot of fluid dripping out of the reservoir and didn't damage the seal, the only air pocket is in that one caliper behind that one piston. Just bleed that one caliper at the bleeder screw and youre done. If you have confidence issues on this, then seek a professional to do it.
     
  8. Jul 28, 2019 at 8:17 AM
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    If it’s downstream from the abs module you can get away with a regular bleeding procedure.
    I didn’t have a power bleeder either and got away with making a 1man bleeder out of a Gatorade bottle and some tube from Home Depot.
     
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  9. Jul 28, 2019 at 8:20 AM
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    I ended up pulling the Piston back out and refilling the pocket behide it with fluid and pushing it back in. Going to try and keep bleeding them the stand way.
     
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  10. Jul 28, 2019 at 8:25 AM
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    Good thread, learned from it.
     
  11. Jul 28, 2019 at 12:50 PM
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    UPDATE:

    Ended up making an adapter for the Tacoma and Power Bleeder. Worked much better than trying to teach the wife how to pump the peddle.

    My method was to fill the resivor up to the top and pump the bleeder up to 12 psi. Bled each wheel and even tapped the caliper a few times with a hammer (mtb trick) to get all of the bubbles out.

    Alllllll fixed. Thanks for the all the info!!

     
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    MacGyver would be proud!
     
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