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Brake question

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by "OldManTan", May 18, 2009.

  1. May 18, 2009 at 10:54 PM
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    "OldManTan"

    "OldManTan" [OP] Now my Taco is bloody Red, ewww

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    One more question, I heard changing brakes on the 2nd gen is a dealer job. Is that true? Is there some special procedure to follow, or is it impossible for DIY?
     
  2. May 19, 2009 at 1:42 AM
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    johnecon2001

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    Standard Disc up front and drums in the rear. Nothing special or difficult about that.
     
  3. May 19, 2009 at 4:22 AM
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    [QUOTE="OldManTan";616783]I heard changing brakes on the 2nd gen is a dealer job. [/QUOTE]

    Who told ya that? Dealer? :rolleyes:

    Welcome to the forum!!

    **never believe anything they tell you
     
  4. May 19, 2009 at 4:36 AM
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    ballon78

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    If its just pad up front and no rotors your replacing then its the easiest brake jo ever, just take wheels off, remove two clips and colapes caliper pucks and drop the new pads in......maybe 5 mins per side!!!
     
  5. May 19, 2009 at 10:06 AM
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    I work at a toyota dealer just a hint, if u remove calipers from both sides don't do it do one side at a time because when compressing the caliper on one side effects the other side so if the other side is out the piston is poppin right out just a future hint its not a bad job
     
  6. May 19, 2009 at 1:12 PM
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    dirthawker1313

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    so in other words do one side at a time..?


     
  7. May 19, 2009 at 6:42 PM
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    yup i was just trying to explain y ha but be careful for those pins and all little metal clips
     
  8. May 19, 2009 at 7:50 PM
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    i need to do a rear brake shoe replacement on both sides, 4x4 06 tacoma v6 automatic, how hard is it to do if i get the parts? i have auto experience, just not much
     
  9. May 19, 2009 at 10:07 PM
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    "OldManTan" [OP] Now my Taco is bloody Red, ewww

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    Nah my neighbor down the street, who has an '05 Taco, told me back when he got it something about the computer getting screwed up when you compress the piston. I can do brakes, just wanted to make sure that when the time comes, there are no surprises! Thanks guys!
     
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