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Time to replace rotors

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by pop639, Jan 18, 2012.

  1. Jan 18, 2012 at 2:12 PM
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    pop639

    pop639 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Hello all,

    I have 130,000 on the truck and it's time to replace the rotors and pads up front. I've done this on other vehicles in the past with no problem but on our trucks I've noticed a hard line going from the caliper to a flex line. Do i have to remove the hard line from the caliper thus draining the fluid or is there a way to keep it intact. Thanks a lot
     
  2. Jan 18, 2012 at 2:13 PM
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    steve o 77

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    no you just un bolt the caliper from the hub (2 bolts on the back) and swing it out of the way. I have never seen an easier vehicle to do a brake job on than a tacoma.
     
  3. Jan 18, 2012 at 2:14 PM
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    but won't the hard line bend
     
  4. Jan 18, 2012 at 2:25 PM
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    no because the rubber line will be able to bend.
     
  5. Jan 18, 2012 at 2:29 PM
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    there's a bracket where the 2 lines meet, I assume you just have to loosen the bracket...why didn't they just make everything out of rubber, it's just gonna flex anyway. You're right though, they're easy to work on
     
  6. Jan 18, 2012 at 3:47 PM
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    oh you have a 2nd gen. lol oops

    Yeah I would assume you just undo the bracket, you should never have to release fluid doing brake pads.
     
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