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changing brake pads???

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by pinktaco808, Aug 12, 2010.

  1. Aug 12, 2010 at 6:55 AM
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    pinktaco808

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    how easy is it???
     
  2. Aug 12, 2010 at 6:57 AM
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    98tacoma27

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    Very easy.
     
  3. Aug 12, 2010 at 6:58 AM
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  4. Aug 12, 2010 at 7:00 AM
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    toughest part I found on my 96 was getting the retaining pin out. it was rusted, pitted and lightly bent so it never wanted to come out well. the rest is pretty straight forward.
     
  5. Aug 12, 2010 at 7:17 AM
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    Simple. Just put it all back together the way it was and bleed the brakes when done.
     
  6. Aug 12, 2010 at 7:43 AM
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    i've never lost any fluid when changing pads. ....i just remove a little bit from the reservoir before i push the calipers back. ...no need to bleed!
     
  7. Aug 12, 2010 at 8:22 AM
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  9. Aug 12, 2010 at 10:54 PM
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    thanks everyone
     
  10. Aug 15, 2010 at 2:42 PM
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    I mostly bleed them because i'm there, it's easy to do while there, and it's a good idea. And it prevents that first press of the pedal with no brakes:eek:
     
  11. Aug 15, 2010 at 3:35 PM
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    Good time to change the fluid while you are there.
     
  12. Aug 15, 2010 at 3:43 PM
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    you guys turning your rotors also?
     
  13. Aug 15, 2010 at 4:02 PM
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    getting there....
    any time you are changing pads...its a good time to get the rotors turned, because of them already being cut, and new pads need a good clean surface to bed into.
     
  14. Aug 15, 2010 at 7:44 PM
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    I would agree...except I didn't do it when I put new pads on about 6 weeks ago and it seems to be just fine.
     
  15. Aug 15, 2010 at 11:19 PM
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    cant you clean it yourself
     
  16. Aug 16, 2010 at 6:18 AM
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    I stopped getting the rotors turned awhile back. I don't unless there are some pretty good grooves on there. The new pads will form to the rotors pretty quickly if the rotor isn't too bad. Plus, I don't like taking material off of there if I don't have to.
     
  17. Aug 16, 2010 at 2:38 PM
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    these days its cheaper and better to just buy new rotors with your pads. Sometimes when rotors get turned brake pulsation comes about
     
  18. Aug 16, 2010 at 7:33 PM
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    pads are very easy to do. if your truck has quality rotors and they are able to be turned, do it. if you have the cheapest rotors on the market on your truck, scrap them.
     
  19. Aug 16, 2010 at 9:53 PM
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