1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

One man brake bleed

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by vapovick, Aug 31, 2010.

  1. Aug 31, 2010 at 6:16 AM
    #1
    vapovick

    vapovick [OP] Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2010
    Member:
    #41844
    Messages:
    39
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    1999 Toyota Tacoma 4x4
    OK so I have the vacuum, any one have any types or steps for the brake bleeding?


    I was going to drain all existing fluid out and start with a fresh bottle of brake fluid.
     
  2. Aug 31, 2010 at 6:43 AM
    #2
    Kuneff

    Kuneff Carpe Diem

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2009
    Member:
    #26173
    Messages:
    764
    Gender:
    Male
    West Virginia
    Vehicle:
    Tacoma Woods Beater
    Tree Dents
    pump pump and pump some more... It took me a while with a manual pump. I guess they make one that hooks to an air compressor thats much easier...

    But yes, you should try to get all the old fluid out first...
     
  3. Aug 31, 2010 at 6:51 AM
    #3
    vapovick

    vapovick [OP] Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 17, 2010
    Member:
    #41844
    Messages:
    39
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    1999 Toyota Tacoma 4x4
    any idea how much i will need? its a 2.7 liter 4x4 1999 tacoma automatic trans
     
  4. Aug 31, 2010 at 7:19 AM
    #4
    Kuneff

    Kuneff Carpe Diem

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2009
    Member:
    #26173
    Messages:
    764
    Gender:
    Male
    West Virginia
    Vehicle:
    Tacoma Woods Beater
    Tree Dents
    I used a whole big bottle just flushing the old out. Then another big bottle finishing the flush and bleeding the air out.
     
  5. Sep 1, 2010 at 7:09 AM
    #5
    twfsa

    twfsa Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 29, 2010
    Member:
    #37997
    Messages:
    1,343
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Tom
    Omaha Ne
    Vehicle:
    04 TRD 4X4
    881 Front coils, Bilstien 5100's all the way front set to "0" Icon Dynamic's mini leafs in rear, stock tires.
    What I do is first remove the old fluid from the mastercylinder with a turkey baster,then add new fluid, next go to the wheel cylinder furthest from master cyl ( R/rear) bleed till clear fluid can be seen,( I use a clear jar to see the fluid ) then to the next furthest ( L/rear ) do the same and then ( R/front ) then (L/ front), keeping an eye on the master while bleeding each wheel so not to run out of fluid and get air in system.
     
  6. Sep 1, 2010 at 6:10 PM
    #6
    humtaco

    humtaco Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2009
    Member:
    #25900
    Messages:
    109
    Gender:
    Male
    I've used a clear plastic tube, one end on the nipple the other in a jar. When you start getting clean fluid coming out of the tube put some new fluid in the jar then as you pump the brakes air bubbles get pushed out and clean fluid sucked back in from the jar as you let the brake pedal up from the floorboard. Sure is nice to have someone pump the brakes while you watch from underneath though.YMMV
     
  7. Sep 1, 2010 at 6:21 PM
    #7
    middiedefense

    middiedefense like a boss

    Joined:
    May 5, 2009
    Member:
    #16813
    Messages:
    295
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Joe
    GA, MD
    Vehicle:
    09 Access Cab. V6, 6spd, sr5, 4x4, OME 3" kit
    OME 3" Complete kit, TRD O/R Wheels (rattle can flat black), Black Badges, Ultra Gauge
    If you have the time you don't have to pump the brakes you can just let physics do the work and avoid air in the lines as well.
     
  8. Sep 1, 2010 at 6:22 PM
    #8
    johnw

    johnw Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 18, 2009
    Member:
    #17381
    Messages:
    7,207
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    john
    orlando florida
    Vehicle:
    06 prerunner v-6 4.0L 4 door
    well you asked for specs..... 06 trd sport speedway blue V-6 4.0 camburg lift spindles extended travel icons total chaos lowers allpro 4" leaf pack 17" xd hoss rims 305/65/17 mickey thompson baja atz Allpro hybrid bumper with 3 kragen HID lights color matched headlights grill craft grill AFE stage 3 CAI wicked flow muffler under cover bed cap inside i have..... wet okole real tree camo seat cover blue oznium dome light stealth sub box with 2 10" kicker comp subs kicker 400 watt amp weathertech floor mats
    this is correct you start the farthest from the brake booster then work towards th closest
     
To Top