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2013 Toyota Tundra Brake Bleeding

Discussion in 'General Tundra Discussion' started by SamuelJerome, Sep 17, 2019.

  1. Sep 17, 2019 at 10:54 PM
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    Hi! I’m new to changing brakes, so please go easy on me. So I recently bought new brake pads for my Tundra. In the process of trying to push the caliper pistons in, I accidentally punctured a seal, so brake fluid started to spray out of the new hole I made.

    So me being me, I didn’t know what to do, so I purchased a new brake caliper. I installed it correctly, put the pads in, and now discovered I need to bleed the brakes.

    Here’s my question, since the brake fluid drained from the line, do I need to go through and bleed each brake assembly individually? Or can I just bleed the current brake caliper and not worry about the others? Any advice helps!
     
  2. Sep 18, 2019 at 4:02 AM
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    I would just bleed the caliper you replaced, I recently replaced all my calipers and vacuum bled them all with a vacuum pump I bought at Harbor Freight, one tip take out the bleeder and coat the threads with grease otherwise air will get through the threads and make it much slower. Just keep an eye on the fluid level in the master cylinder and add as you go.
     
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  3. Sep 18, 2019 at 4:21 AM
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    Should’ve have to redo them all, but it wouldn’t hurt if done right. Start with passenger rear - farthest from MC.
     
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  4. Sep 18, 2019 at 10:16 AM
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    I agree. You should be able to get away with just the 1.
    However, if it was me, I’d grab a partner and flush the whole system.
     
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    I had to change out the drivers front caliber a few months ago. I didn’t bleed the whole system, only that caliber.
     
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    Same. I still like to do it old-school with a partner. I always have a wife come out and be the pedal man LOL
     
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    I would use the vacuum method, much safer as there is little chance of damaging the ABS system.
     
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    I’ll have to look into one.

    I’ve always done the two-man method. Also I put something under the brake pedal so it’s only being pressed in it’s typical throw pattern.
     
  9. Sep 18, 2019 at 3:44 PM
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