Question about Toyota Tacoma
I have brake fluid leaking from my front left tire area when I changed the pads I loosen the wrong bolts to remove the pads I retighten them but they started to leak fluid 3 months later can I get a rebuild kit to fix the problem
Posted on Mar 18, 2011
Are the leading edges on the brake pads bevelled at an angle or are they flat on the brake rotors? There seems to be a problem with Japanese brake rotors (something about the harmonics) and they will sometimes squeal (even with new brake rotors and pads) if the leading edges on the brake pads are not bevelled at an angle. Most of the auto repair shops that I have worked at will only install bevelled edge brake pads on foreign vehicles, especially if they are Japanese imports. If the brake pads do have the edges bevelled then most likely dust has found its way between the brake pad and the brake rotor, and brake dust contamination is the #1 reason for a brake squeal come-back, and that is why a good repair facility will always clean the entire brake assembly including the backing plate for the brake rotor. Also, the brake caliper guides should be able to slide freely in and out of the brake caliper but they should not be sloppy either, and the brake caliper guides should be lubricated with a synthetic brake caliper grease only. The caliper guides should be able to slide freely in the brake caliper and if they do not the brake will not properly release.
If the brake calipers have phenolic (plastic) brake pistons then get rid of them for brake calipers with metal brake pistons.
Here is an image of the two different brake pad designs.
Posted on Aug 03, 2010
You will have to isolate the pads from the calipers, get so antisqeal compound from a parts store, coat the rear of the pads, give them a light sanding on the friction surface and clean them and rotors with brake clean lubricate all sliding surgaces with a lube like sylglide
Posted on Aug 03, 2010
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