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Brake fluid change

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016-2023)' started by Dady83, Nov 13, 2023.

  1. Nov 13, 2023 at 5:51 PM
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    Dady83

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    Hi there! Want to do brake fluid change just wanted to know how bottles I will need. Thanks in advance
     
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  2. Nov 13, 2023 at 5:53 PM
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    1 qt or 1 liter does the job well.
     
  3. Nov 13, 2023 at 5:54 PM
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    There’s no point unless you flush. Suck all the old fluid out of the reservoir with an old turkey baster. Fill with fresh fluid. Bleed from right rear drum first till fresh fluid comes out. Then do left rear. Then right front. Then left front. Do it in line with a tire rotation and it adds about an hour total.
     
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  4. Nov 13, 2023 at 9:07 PM
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    That is what I meant, thanks
     
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  5. Nov 14, 2023 at 2:31 AM
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    faawrenchbndr

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    I always get two bottles
    Always worried about running out when flushing
     
  6. Nov 14, 2023 at 3:08 AM
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    2 quarts should be enough to flush the entire system and fill the master unless you're slopping it everywhere. Don't get any of it on the paint. Wash it off with soap and water asap if you do.
     
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  7. Nov 14, 2023 at 3:57 AM
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    Any specific brand recommended? I know what's matters is dot3 and not being a toyota brand.
     
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  8. Nov 14, 2023 at 4:01 AM
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  9. Nov 14, 2023 at 4:01 AM
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    Nope, any brand will do. Prestone when it is on sale, otherwise Wally World.
     
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  10. Nov 17, 2023 at 8:44 AM
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  11. Nov 17, 2023 at 8:49 AM
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    Sure will.
     
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  12. Nov 17, 2023 at 10:09 AM
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    Is the procedure to bleed the brakes the same as with older vehicles using the old crack the bleeder open, pump, close, release, repeat? I’m not familiar with how the electronic booster works for this system.
     
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  13. Nov 17, 2023 at 11:02 AM
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  14. Nov 17, 2023 at 11:34 AM
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    don’t let the cup, attach the mighty vac get full either. I used one of these few years ago and wasn’t paying attention. The cup got full brake fluid was sucked into the mighty vac, tool itself destroying the gauge
     
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  15. Nov 17, 2023 at 11:35 AM
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    Done that one myself.
     
  16. Nov 17, 2023 at 11:49 AM
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    If you have an air compressor, you can use an air-operated vacuum pump such as the one HF sells for $16.00. Far quicker and easier than using a hand vac. This pump is for AC systems, so what I did was add a 1/4 ball valve, a nipple for the tubing, and an old bleeder cup (which can easily be made from an old pickle, jam jar, or any container that seals). I plug it into my air system, apply some vacuum by opening the ball valve, crack the bleeder valve and pull through fluid until fresh fluid comes through. Close the bleeder valve, and then close the ball valve to stop applying vacuum. It works like a charm, and you can do the whole thing by yourself. It's also pretty clean. I have found I need to add fluid to the reservoir after each brake is bled.
     
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  17. Nov 18, 2023 at 5:17 PM
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    Just changed the AT oil and YES it was a qt short. I had heard about it lots of time an never believed it. SMH
     
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