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Help With Replacing Brake Lines

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Beau02, Jan 5, 2010.

  1. Jan 5, 2010 at 6:41 PM
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    Beau02

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    I've been searching around and haven't found any instructions for the process of replacing brake lines. Anybody know if that 'how-to' exists on the forum? I'm curious about both the process of removing and reinstalling the lines as well as the correct order of steps for draining the system/lines prior to the job (I'm planning to replace the fluid while I'm at it). Can anyone lead me in the right direction?
     
  2. Jan 5, 2010 at 7:56 PM
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    Are you talking about replacing the entire system (lines)?

    Or are you talking about replacing the rubber lines on the front & rear?
     
  3. Jan 6, 2010 at 3:28 AM
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    Just the flexible lines front & rear. My truck is getting up there on miles and the brakes are really spongy so I'm going to replace the brake fluid. I figured I'd go ahead and replace the lines as well with some braided stainless so I know there good for the long haul.
     
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    Google is your friend.
    http://www.zeckhausen.com/bleeding_brakes.htm

    Installing the lines should be fairly easy - although I can't remember how I personally did it on my 96 tacoma. It was a LONG time ago.

    Just take the old ones off and put the new ones on. WATCH carefully as you take the lines off the calipers. There could be a crush washer inbetween the caliper & block(end of brake line). These crush washers CAN NOT be used again. You'll have to buy new ones. I'm not sure the tacoma has these crush washers or not. Most other vehicles I've worked on had them...
     
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