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Brake Dust Problem?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by bucs1fan, Oct 31, 2008.

  1. Oct 31, 2008 at 9:09 AM
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    bucs1fan

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    What is the reasoning for lots of brake dust on the passenger side front rim. All the others have very little or none at all. There is no squeling or noises at all. The only sign I have is when I brake hard going higher than 45, it pulls to the right a little. I mean I have to clean the rim at least twice a week to make it look like the others.
     
  2. Oct 31, 2008 at 9:10 AM
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    Justin626

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    Have you done any maintenance on your brakes lately?
     
  3. Oct 31, 2008 at 9:15 AM
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    bucs1fan

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    no I just bought it a month ago.
     
  4. Oct 31, 2008 at 9:28 AM
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    If I were you I would inspect the brakes for any obvious problems. Then bleed the brakes. Or just take it to a brake shop and let them do a thorough inspection. Things could get ugly if you ever have to really get on them.
     
  5. Oct 31, 2008 at 10:29 AM
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    ubermx5

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    If you are handy you can fix this your self..

    1. have the tools
    2. have brake cleaner
    3. have good lube for brakes
    4. Steall wool and sand paper

    now safly jack the truck up and just jack stands. safty first
    Trake the front brake calipers off and clean then up and relube the slider.
    Clean the pads and hardware. if the pad holders are weak, replace them.
    if they are fine clean them with steal wood.
    Lightely sand the pads to clean off any issue. inspect for cracks.

    Now clean and relude the rears and adjust them.

    if you do this every 5k to 10K you brake will last 25% to 40% longer.
    You can aslo rotate the tires.

    Also if you do this every 5K you do not have to relube every time. you can shift the calpiers around to move the lube around.

    Also hand torque each lug nut and a start pattern.

    or pay a shop and watch them do it. they will take short cuts...

    You can also test for loose wheel bearing or other issue at the same time.
     
  6. Oct 31, 2008 at 12:00 PM
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    Janster

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    You're under warrantee - take it to a dealer and complain of excessive dust on only one wheel.

    Dust is pretty normal and should be seen similarly on both wheels especially when they're new pads.

    Are you feeling any problems with braking? Pulling to one side or ??

    A visit to the dealer will:
    1) Force them to look at the brakes
    2) Get your complaint on-file in case something developes later on (because the dealer probably isn't going to do much to help you at that point).
     
  7. Oct 31, 2008 at 12:07 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    getting there....
    if its under warranty....i'd get it looked at by the dealer. sounds like a caliper may be sticking and causing the one side to wear funny maybe and cause excessive dust.
     
  8. Nov 1, 2008 at 8:55 AM
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    bucs1fan

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    this is not under warranty unless they have a 6year/80,000mile warranty. This is a 2002 that I just bought. Doing some research on this problem it seems like most people are saying it's a cailiper prob.
     
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