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Brake replacement

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by jeremy_283, Aug 9, 2011.

  1. Aug 9, 2011 at 10:00 AM
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    jeremy_283

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    I am at almost 55,000 miles and never had to replace brakes yet. What's the deal?
     
  2. Aug 9, 2011 at 10:05 AM
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    I'm over 56K and they haven't started squealing yet. I bought new pads a couple of YEARS ago because when having an oil change and tires rotated I asked the mechanic to check my brakes. He told me that there was barely anything left and I had to have them done right away. He gave me a small phenominal price to have the work done so I said no thanks. I picked up some pads on the way home and the next day jacked up the truck, pulled the front tires, and was about to get to work when I realized there was still plenty of pad left. The asshole was just trying to make a quick buck. Anyway, as soon as I hear that first squeal I'm ready to change them.
     
  3. Aug 9, 2011 at 10:09 AM
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    I hear a VERY faint squeal every now and then but I don't think it's significant enough
     
  4. Aug 9, 2011 at 10:12 AM
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    HAVE 75300 MILES ON MY O8 FRONT BRAKES ONLY 1/2 WORN
     
  5. Aug 9, 2011 at 10:57 AM
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    Might want to check them the squeal means the metal rod is hitting the rotor, leave it long enough and might have to resurface the rotor. Plus are you easy on your brakes, I have found that the less you have to slow down quickly from jamming the gas, your pads will last longer. But that is pretty simple concept most dont understand either.
     
  6. Aug 9, 2011 at 11:09 AM
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    How do I check drum brakes?
     
  7. Aug 9, 2011 at 11:45 AM
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    Use a screw driver to help start the drum away from the dust shield but becafe of the pad as to not dig into it.
     
  8. Aug 9, 2011 at 11:52 AM
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    The drum brake does not wear as bad as the front brakes. If your fronts are good in most circumstances the backs are still good.
     
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