How to Replace Front Disc Brakes in a Toyota Tundra
If you have a 2002 through 2004 model Toyota Tundra that pulls to one side when you apply the brake pedal or if your brake light stays on for the entire ride then you need to complete the process to repair the problem. Replace the front disc brakes on your Toyota Tundra.
- Brake fluid
- Brake pads
- Hammer handle oor similar tool
- Wedges, wood blocks or similar tool
- Syringe, turkey baster or similar tool
- Brake grease
Park the Toyota Tundra on a flat surface. Place wedges, wood blocks or a similar tool behind the wheels to prevent rolling. Disconnect the negative battery cable. Raise, secure, and support the Tundra using jackstands. Using a syringe, turkey baster or similar tool, drain two thirds of the fluid from the master cylinder reservoir. Remove the tire and wheel assembly.
Remove the anti rattle spring. Remove the clips and pins. Disengage and remove the pads. Remove the anti squeal shims. Check the disc thickness and disc runout before installing the new pads.
Using a hammer handle or similar tool press in the pistons. Apply a small thin layer of brake grease to both sides of the inner anti squeal shim. Engage and install the anti squeal shims onto the new padsInstall the pads, anti rattle springs, pins and clip.
Install the wheels and tire assemblyAdd brake fluid to the master cylinder reservoir, filling it to the appropriate level. Bleed the brakes. Install the tire and wheel assembly. Connect the negative battery cable to the battery.
Drive the vehicle at slow to moderate speeds to ensure that the maintenance was performed correctly.