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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. Dec 24, 2014 at 12:41 PM
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    Thanks LoadedTaco, I must have missed it. I'm towing between 3200 & 4000 pounds, depending on the number of quads and SxS's I'm hauling.
     
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  2. Dec 26, 2014 at 10:26 AM
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    The video is really appreciated! Been shade tree wrenching for 30 years but this is my first Toyota. First time I've seen this type of caliper set up.
     
  3. Dec 27, 2014 at 7:04 PM
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    I got one side done today gonna do the other tomorrow afternoon. The 17mm bolts on mine were seized up, i soaked them for a few hours also busted a 3/8 drive rachet and twisted off a couple 3/8 drive extension. Definitely recommend a 1/2 drive pull handle and a 3' cheater bar. Everything else was pretty smooth, i had to give the new pads a little tap with a rachet handle to get the started in but all in all pretty easy. Thanks again for the video.
     
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  4. Dec 28, 2014 at 10:51 AM
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    I really appreciate the video. I changed my front pads out following your instructions. I used the cap off method and compressed the pistons with a small c-clamp. I think I screwed up and started the engine when I was pumping the brakes after I installed each side. The second wheel locked up and I had to pull the cap back off and carefully re-compressed the pistons again on that side. The truck stops fine but my ABS does not seem to be working now. Any suggestions??
     
  5. Dec 28, 2014 at 3:22 PM
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    Do you have the link for the brake spreader?
     
  6. Dec 28, 2014 at 6:15 PM
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    Passenger side was way easier starting out with the cheater bar. I just used some vice grips and c clamps for the break pad compression. [​IMG].
    Also these were from am-autoparts.com ($80 for ceramic pads and rotors) and they came with a 10 year warranty. My old rotors and pads were still useable so i spray painted my old rotors so if i have to send the new ones back for warrenty i can still drive my truck, or more importantly stop it.
     
  7. Dec 28, 2014 at 10:15 PM
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    i will have to remember that ^
     
  8. Jan 24, 2015 at 11:42 PM
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    I am sure we all saw it. We just didn't mention it because this is about brakes, not firearms.
     
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  9. Jan 25, 2015 at 7:00 AM
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    Good job OP. subscribed to your channel to help ya out. thanks for quality video;)
     
  10. Jan 28, 2015 at 11:00 PM
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    I just installed an EBC Stage 4 Brake Kit. My 1st diy brake job. OP's write-up was extremely helpful. +1 to LoadedTaco!

    Rotors were difficult to remove. But I just kept hitting the hat between the studs & it finally broke loose. I used a wood framing hammer with a smaller head to minimize the chance of hitting or damaging wheel studs. That was hardest part.

    My Harbor Freight 25" breaker bar made caliper bolt removal a breeze. Definitely a handy tool for brake jobs.
     
  11. Jan 28, 2015 at 11:06 PM
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    Some pics:

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  12. Jan 29, 2015 at 12:10 AM
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    Kit looks sweet! Be sure to follow the EBC brake in procedure and enjoy the improved braking
     
  13. Jan 29, 2015 at 4:43 AM
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    Did you do the rear drums? Does EBC make a kit for the drums?
     
  14. Jan 29, 2015 at 6:04 AM
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    No, I didn't do rear brake drums. EBC is a major brake manufacturer, so I'm pretty sure they do. Shoot Chas of MRT a PM. He's the vendor I purchased my brake kit from.
     
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    Definitely will do the break-in Chas. Thanks for the deal.
     
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    Hey Chas. This is the left rotor installed on my driver-side. Did I get it right? Are the slots facing correct direction?

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  17. Mar 2, 2015 at 6:59 PM
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    Interesting in your Vid you described possible damage to breaking components when using a manual caliper decompression tool. I'm very interested in that I've done many of break jobs honda, ford, dodge, and chevy and I have never used the method of bleeding just to decompress the caliper.

    You are throwing me for a loop right now. :mad:
     
  18. Mar 4, 2015 at 12:42 PM
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    This was just information I learned along the way and included in the video. Haven't had any issue personally. According to what I have read/heard is it could cause damage by forcing the fluid back into the reservoir.

    I am just trying to make sure that anyone who uses my video is as informed as possible. If I am wrong no harm done, if I am right at least I warned viewers.
     
  19. Mar 10, 2015 at 9:10 PM
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    I have an 08 TRD Sport tACO 4X4. I do most of my own wrenching, bleeding and torque farting. I installed new Bosh rotors, the ones that no one can figure out if they are made in China or Italy, they come with a coating on them that looks like aluminum. It comes off in the first 2 or 3 miles. Then I used Wagners Thermoquiet Ceramic pads. I have put 20k miles on them mostly around town, with a lot of hill use. Best rotors and pads I have ever used...sure beat OEM. Toyota should switch over to Wagner pads....really good stuff. Rick
     
  20. Apr 4, 2015 at 2:24 PM
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    If you need to pre soak bolts, try a 50/50 mix of acetone and atf.
     
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