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Caliper rebuild, painting, and rotor upgrade

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by 68vert, May 7, 2012.

  1. May 7, 2012 at 8:45 PM
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    I bought a set of calipers off feebay to tear down, paint, and rebuild with new parts. Thought I would document it, even though it might take a few months to buy all the parts.

    Heres the calipers as shipped. A little bit of rust since they are from the midwest, but nothing too horrible.

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    first off I started by pulling the safety clips out, and removing the rods that the pads slide on

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    This allows for removal of the anti-rattle clip, pads, and the pad backing plates
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    Use an air hose to blow the pistons out of the caliper. They will most likely come out 1 at a time. Thats ok. Remove the boot and seal re-insert the piston back into the caliper to free other pistions. I used blocks of wood to hold the pistons in that already have seals removed. This forces the remaining pistons that still has the seals in to be forced out by the air pressure.

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  2. May 7, 2012 at 10:35 PM
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    Were the inboard pistons seized? If not, you should be able to reuse them, along with everything else exept for a seal kit. Good luck. :)
     
  3. Jun 9, 2012 at 7:52 AM
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    New drilled and slotted rotors came in. They look really nice. Sanded the front of the calipers to remove some of that rough casting finish. They are masked, cleaned, and ready for caliper paint.

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  4. Jun 9, 2012 at 11:01 PM
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    Send them to a powdercoater if you have one close. they will look nicer and last longer than any paint IMO.
     
  5. Jun 10, 2012 at 8:22 AM
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    Subbed, looks like a fun project! Question: What color are you painting them?
     
  6. Feb 2, 2013 at 4:50 AM
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    i'm doing mine in chevy orange.
     
  7. Feb 3, 2013 at 9:55 AM
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    f I was to do it again. I'd paint it a brighter color also. I did mine black because I wanted a low key look but they are barely noticeable behind the stock wheels.

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    I put on Goodridge SS braided lines while I was at it. Ended up cross threading the last line. Luckily Ace had a tap and die even though I had to go to couple different locations. The size is M10 X 1.0 just FYI. Plus getting the air bled outta the ABS system was a royal PITA.
     
  9. Feb 6, 2013 at 7:33 AM
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    I am in the process of sanding down the calipers right now. Picked up the the rebuild kit from the dealership yesterday. Still have a few hours of work of sanding before I am ready to paint.
     
  10. Feb 6, 2013 at 7:34 AM
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    Damn good job so far..
     
  11. Feb 6, 2013 at 7:40 AM
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    Bleeding can be a PITA but I just cracked the bleeders slightly, filled the reservior and let gravity do it's thing. I let them sit for a good 20 - 30 minutes then did the normal bleeding procedure. For the most part, they were ready to go, they bled on the first pump of the brakes (I still pushed some fluid through just in case).
     
  12. Feb 6, 2013 at 7:42 AM
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    I see this being added to the How To/DIY sticky thread.
     
  13. Nov 17, 2013 at 5:03 PM
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    anyone have part #'s for the rebuild kit?
     
  14. Nov 17, 2013 at 5:54 PM
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    OP, looks good. Glad you were able to work your way out of the cross-threading. FWIW, I use a Vacula vacuum bleeder and have been very happy with it.
    G2's two-part paint holds up very well, much better than other brake paints I've used. I'll bet it'll be fine, especially with such a good prep job.
     
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  15. May 3, 2014 at 12:38 PM
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    How tight do you torque the 15 mm and 17 mm bolts that hold the caliper together? (ignoring the middle hole and the bottom left hole)

    I'm referring to the holes that are masked off in this picture:

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  16. May 3, 2014 at 3:37 PM
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    ^ Hmmm ... not finding those bolts listed in the FSR. Seems odd. I'll look some more.
     
  17. May 3, 2014 at 3:41 PM
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    I checked the repair manual I have and didn't find it in their either. Hopefully it's listed somewhere else.

    They were relatively easy to turn, so I snugged them up a little bit.
     
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