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How to Change Front Brakes (Pads and Rotors)

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by LoadedTaco, Nov 24, 2014.

  1. Apr 26, 2016 at 6:52 PM
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    Thanks for showing that
     
  2. May 7, 2016 at 10:02 AM
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  3. May 7, 2016 at 10:10 AM
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  4. May 16, 2016 at 8:45 PM
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    Question do you guys just push the pistons back in install pads call it a day or bleed everything out when finished as I have heard people doing both?
     
  5. May 17, 2016 at 3:30 AM
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    I followed this thread to do my brakes..First time I had ever done it... Was pretty easy:)
    Thanks @LoadedTaco
     
  6. May 17, 2016 at 8:56 AM
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    I remove the master cylinder cap and push the pistons back in. Replace the cap, start the truck, pump the brakes until they engage, then double check fluid levels. Never had to do a complete flush for pads.
     
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  7. May 17, 2016 at 9:15 AM
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    I'm planning on buying one or the other and I'm just looking for feedback on either.
     
  8. May 25, 2016 at 10:16 AM
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    I use Autozone's free tool loan program a lot. They have a caliper press hand tool that will do the job. Nice unit too.

    Basically you buy the rental unit. When finished, simply return it with your receipt for full refund.
     
  9. May 26, 2016 at 9:14 AM
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    Great video. I just had my truck at the dealer to replace the leaf springs (recall issue) and had them do the front brakes as well. I could have saved a boat load by doing it myself with this video.
     
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  10. May 28, 2016 at 5:28 PM
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    I received my Toyota parts today for rebuilding my front disk brakes. I ordered the anti-rattle shim kit with the pads. The kit contains the thicker shims with a rubber backing. It is obvious how those are installed onto the back of the pads.

    However, the kit also contained shims as well. What is the purpose of the shims? The factory replacement instructions (and diagrams) do not show the shims, only the thicker shim with the rubber backing.

    Are these shims used on different model years where shimming is part of the repair/installation processes?
     
  11. Jun 14, 2016 at 4:57 PM
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    Yes
    Fronts are disc
    Backs are drums
     
  12. Jun 15, 2016 at 7:52 PM
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    does anyone know if 2012 sport trd has the same size pads as trd taco?
     
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    What are most of you using for brake grease? I know my wife's 2007 Rav4 FSM specifically calls for "Lithium Soap Base Glycol Grease", but I haven't seen the FSM for my Tacoma yet.
     
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    I used this thread toady to change my pads and rotors. The 1 thing I want to add is I had a difficult time removing the rotor. Beat the first one for a while and it never broke loose. Ended up using two M6 bolts to break them loose.

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    Nice post. You can use the same trick for the rear drums.
     
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    If you buy the OEM kit it comes with grease. If not Autozone has little squeeze pouches for like a dollar.
     
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  18. Sep 6, 2016 at 5:26 AM
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    I'm wondering the same. Anyone have experience with both ebc stage 4 and 5?
     
  19. Sep 6, 2016 at 3:41 PM
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    Thanks QC. At this point I'm just doing preventive maintenance (Clean/grease) when I rotate the tires. So I don't need any parts or kits yet. Are the squeeze pouches Autozone has Toyota specific? Silicone? Or the "Lithium Soap Base Glycol Grease" quoted from the FSM?
     
  20. Sep 7, 2016 at 11:56 AM
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    AGS - Single-Use Pack: Lubes, Gaskets, Adhesives;
    SIL-GLYDE BRAKE LUBRICANT; 4 gm.
    Cross Reference Number : BK1
    - Eliminates Brake Squeal
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