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How to change brake pad?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by pinktaco808, Aug 8, 2010.

  1. Aug 8, 2010 at 10:03 PM
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    can someone do a write-up on how to change your brake pad thank you mine is a 2006 standard cab. i just wanna change the break pads my self and save some money.
     
  2. Aug 8, 2010 at 11:04 PM
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    did you try searching? I know for a fact it is on here, i just saw it without looking for it.
     
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    ooo nicee thanks
     
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    fyi those are 6 lug brakes our 5 lug ones are single piston and a bit different. i haven't actually changed out the brake pads but when i djm'd the truck i had to take the caliper off of the rotor and it's a bit different from the writeup....
     
  7. Aug 21, 2010 at 7:07 PM
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    someone please post a better write up with pics??? also what about re surfacing rotor when do you have to do that??
     
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    I just changed out my pads and turned my rotors.. I turned my rotors because I had some vibes when braking going down hills..
     
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    ok we need pic and a better writeup
     
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    Was just looking around because I don't know what the 5 lug brake caliper looks like. Funny enough, when I bought my pads a checkers they gave me the 5 lug pads rather than the 6 lug ones (yes they are different).
    Just popped on a x-runner site, and if the picture of the caliper is correct, looks like my wife's civic. In that case..
    1. jack up the truck
    2. jack stands
    3. on the back of the brake caliper there will be 2 bolts than are obviously holding the caliper cover on.
    4. take off the bottom of the 2 bolts and the caliper cover will hinge upward.
    5. the brake pads are just sitting in some clips. They should pretty much come right out.
    6. take the pads and the top and bottom clip out, clean the clips.
    7. push the brake calipers back in (plenty do it this way and do not bleed the system) * at your own risk
    8. put the clips back in and put the new pads in.
    9. replace bolt

    Of course if you want to turn or replace the rotors there is a couple extra steps but faily simple..
     
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    pics make it easier

    also you dont have to bleed the system after??? also what if you want to make the brake closer or pedal more tighter meaning you can adjust when the pad grab
     
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    WTF?!

    Bump after a full year?:confused:
     
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    Alright... if you still have not solved this problem here's some insight.

    You don't have to bleed the brakes after a pad change because air was never introduced into the braking system. Just think about what you're removing when you do a brake job.

    Also, you cannot adjust a brake pedal to increase pedal feel or when the pad grabs.
     
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