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how to properly fill the brake system back up accidently drained it

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by rll131, Dec 19, 2011.

  1. Dec 19, 2011 at 8:39 AM
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    rll131

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    was changing my brakes and for some reason i thought it would be a good idea to drain all the fluid so now i know i need to refill it. so should i get dot 3 or 4. also what is the proper method to bleed the brake system do the rear brakes need to be bleed or just the front calipers? its a 96 4x4 2.7 liter.
     
  2. Dec 19, 2011 at 8:44 AM
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    fireturk41 I like to break shit!

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    either DOT 3 or 4 is fine


    start bleeding at right rear, left rear, right fron, left front
     
  3. Dec 19, 2011 at 9:14 AM
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    thanks for the help.
     
  4. Dec 19, 2011 at 9:17 AM
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    Double check the top cap of the brake resovior. I'm pretty sure Toyota only uses Dot 3
     
  5. Dec 19, 2011 at 9:20 AM
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    dot 3 and 4 are interchangeable, dot 5 is NOT however, but it is purple colored
     
  6. Dec 19, 2011 at 10:39 AM
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    Did the master cylinder resevoir go empty? If so, you may need to "bench bleed" it.
     
  7. Dec 19, 2011 at 1:01 PM
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    Snowman

    Snowman I have a problem for your solutionÂ…

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    Did you pump the brakes with the lines off? Or did you just unbolt the line and let it drip. If its the latter, just bleed as normal. If you drained the master cylinder you might be in for some fun....
     
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