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brake bleed

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Lthompson, Jan 31, 2021.

  1. Jan 31, 2021 at 10:05 AM
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    Lthompson

    Lthompson [OP] Well-Known Member

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    has anyone found an effective way to bleed brakes by themselves? Im all alone in everything i do. It sucks a lot of times. especially when im trying to figure out certain issues, I cant rev and be under the truck at the same time.. or listen to things.. But, brake bleeding and hydraulic clutch bleeding is quite difficult.
     
  2. Jan 31, 2021 at 10:10 AM
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    Knute

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    No friends that you could enlist for an hour or so? They only need to press the brake pedal.....not real technical.

    Pay with beer or a meal.

    Sorry, I only know and use the 2 person method. It has never failed me.
    I've tried vacuums and several gadgets......always ended using 2 people.
     
  3. Jan 31, 2021 at 10:12 AM
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    Lthompson

    Lthompson [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Honestly no. my good friends are all over an hour away.
     
  4. Jan 31, 2021 at 10:56 AM
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    Dalegribble02

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    When I bled the brakes on my old car myself i filled a bottle half way with fluid drilled a hole in the cap same. Size as the tubing I was using and had the tubing in the fluid so it wouldnt suck in air and I drilled a small hole. In the lid so. When u pump the brakes air wouldnt pressurized the bottle. It worked great. Gonna do the same method when I get longer rear brake lines.
     
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  6. Jan 31, 2021 at 11:09 AM
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    EdgemanVA

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    Buy the Motive pressure bleeder. It's a "one man" operation.
     
  7. Jan 31, 2021 at 11:11 AM
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    Regnar

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    I use speed bleeders on both my vehicles. Brake bleeding is almost as easy as changing the oil.
     
  8. Jan 31, 2021 at 11:18 AM
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    stevesnj

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    spitdog

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    This is a proven method for one person. U don’t need bleeder screws, fancy automatic jugs or the like.
    Just a 32oz clear plastic bottle, 3 ft of clear tubing and your set. Look on YouTube.
     
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  10. Jan 31, 2021 at 11:39 AM
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    outxider

    outxider Never stop exploring.

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    This. Cheap, effective and works great.

     
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    Torspd

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  12. Jan 31, 2021 at 12:06 PM
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    dbbd1

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    In the same boat as you. Motive bleeder works for me. Although, before I had the bleeder, I had cut a 2x4 to the correct length. I would pump the brakes and use the 2x4 to hold it there, while I bled the system.
     
  13. Jan 31, 2021 at 4:38 PM
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    IL Capo

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    Hi Everybody!
    Its always nice to have the additional hands but when you don't....necessity is the mother of invention! I cobbled a few items together that I can use independently for TC, Rear Dif, Front Dif and Transmission
    fluid drain and refill changes, as well the bleeding of the brakes without "extra hands"
    All that is required are a few additional air line fitting and a shut off valve and you are ready to go...with very little investment.

    Items are as follows:

    Motive Products 1730 fluid transfer pump.jpg Bleeder Bottle.jpg Power Probe BA10 Small Adapter Toyota.jpg
    Enjoy....
    Go Team TW!
     
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  14. Jan 31, 2021 at 4:45 PM
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    winkel

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    Where are you located? If you were in our area, I'd stop by and help you. I'm sure others would be willing as well.
    Of course, some of us don't like it when 'unknown to us' folks stop by for a visit.
     

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