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How do i install front brake lines?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Anthony250, Dec 13, 2011.

  1. Dec 13, 2011 at 9:12 PM
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    What are the steps or what to do to install extended front brake lines for my 99 Tacoma Prerunner?
     
  2. Dec 13, 2011 at 9:17 PM
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    Un bolt the old lines, bolt up the new ones, bleed brakes..

    Pretty straight forward. If you have never bled brakes before, you can find some guides online.
     
  3. Dec 13, 2011 at 9:18 PM
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    btw, how do you like your 2.0 SAWs?
     
  4. Dec 13, 2011 at 9:19 PM
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    Do i bleed system dry??

    They were aswesome shocks, held up great. Dont have them anymore.
     
  5. Dec 13, 2011 at 9:21 PM
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    You can drain the system up front by pressing the brake pedal and opening the bleeder valves prior to breaking everything down. But you will drain everything when you remove your lines anyways.

    Also a good time to bleed all 4 brakes and get out any old fluid and to bleed out any air that may be hanging around....well you will probaby have to bleed all 4 anyways because you will probably run the reservoir dry anyways.
     
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    Oh ok, i guess just unbolt them and try and control the mess, and pour in the new oil, how much oil does it take if i were to drain completely?
     
  7. Dec 13, 2011 at 9:23 PM
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    Its not very much. Your average size brake fluid bottle should be enough....but buy a bigger one just in case.
     
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    and what do you run up front now instead of the SAW's?
     
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    I got a brand new regular size bottle ready. Will it gush out fast?
     
  10. Dec 13, 2011 at 9:25 PM
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    Im now running 2.5 8" SAW. On stock arms, bumped and strapped, getting ready to install long travel kit thursday along with new brake lines.
     
  11. Dec 13, 2011 at 9:26 PM
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    mmmm...shouldn't...but be prepared.
     
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    Uh, those little bottles (not sure what you meant by "regular size") are OK for topping off the system as your brakes wear, but I've never been able to bleed my brake system without using one or two of the "giant" bottles of brake fluid.

    Otherwise, still air in the system.
     
  13. Dec 13, 2011 at 9:31 PM
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    12 oz. Ill try and plug up the line once removed.
     
  14. Dec 13, 2011 at 10:27 PM
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    it shouldent run out to fast just enough to piss you off
    and your prolly not going to drain the entire system but i think a 12 ounce can is going to cut it close
     
  15. Dec 13, 2011 at 10:50 PM
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    I probably wont drain the whole system.
     
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    Helpfull hint find a rubber hose that will pop on the end of the bleeder screw run it in a jug then all the escaping fluid is controled learned this many years ago and it works
     
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