Exact procedure for bleeding brakes on 1989 Toyota tacoma
Two people are best to do this job. Make sure the car is in gear or park with the wheels chocked and the handbrake down. You work from the wheel furthest from the master cylinder. If you lie under the car and look at the back of the wheel cylinder you will see a bleed nipple. You can probably do this job without removing the wheel. If you do need to make sure the car is jacked up properly and don't lie under it. The nipple is covered with a rubber dust protector. You need a length of plactic tubing that will fit tightly over the end of it, about 2 ft long. Then put the other end into a bottle with a little brake fluid in it making sure the end stays in the bottle. Open the filler cap on the master cylinder. Have somebody sit in the driver's seat. Tell them to push the brake pedal. As they do this loosen off the bleed nipple making sure the pipe does not come off. The pedal will fall to the floor and you will notice fluid coming into the pipe. Lock the nipple up again and tell them to lift the pedal. Do the same again and keep doing it until no more bubbles go into the bottle. After every few pushes of the pedal, check the master cylinder and top it up. You do not want any air to get in there. When there are no more bubbles, tighten the nipple, replace the dust cap and move on to the next wheel furthest from the master cylinder and then the next until the last one is closest. Make sure you use clean brake fluid and don't shake the bottle or air will become trapped in the fluid. Brake fluid will ruin paint so be careful not to spill it on the bodywork.
Mar 13, 2010 |
Toyota Tacoma Cars & Trucks