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2013 Toyota Tundra Brake Pads and Rotors Replacement



Replace the Rotors and the Brake Pads in a 2013 Toyota Tundra

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  1. Will this work for TRD off-road?
    Also are the parts different in TRD off-road?
    Which rotors did you use and pads?  Do you like them so far?

  2. Peter, just curious. I have ~72000 miles on my 2013 tundra. Provided the rotors are smooth (no warping from overheating), are the needed or could a guy just do pads?

  3. My 2013 tundra has 36k of light use no towing or hard stopping and back roators/brakes are shot and did not pass inspection! Original Front brakes/rotors are fine. I can't imagine what would cause that to happen. No off roading or anything like that. This video wll come in handy for replacement this weekend.

  4. It would be really nice if your title indicated that you are only doing the front brakes. I had to watch a lot of your video to find this out. If you assume people know what end of the vehicle you are fixing you and an ASS out of U and ME.
    EZ John

  5. There is a lot wrong in this video….or I should say you missed some very important items. 1. NEVER push the pistons back into the cylinder without opening the bleeder screw. You are pushing old brake fluid back into the system. Open the bleeder screw then push the pads back (it's also MUCH easier this way), close the screw, remove the pads. 2. Yes, cleaning the hub with a wire brush/wheel/cup is good. Then you spray it off with brake cleaner and wipe it down. Next apply some copper anti-seize to the hub and rotor mating surfaces. 3. Spray the caliper down with brake clean and clean the faces of piston and mating surfaces of the caliper and pad backer plate with a flat file….carefully. Inspect the caliper boots for cracks/tearing. 4. Put the new rotor on, then the caliper. 5. Use all OEM brake components. Use Toyota grease. 6. You didn't save the shims nor did you get a new shim kit. You need to use the OEM shims in the correct order. Grease the shims to the pads, grease the mating surfaces of the backer plate and caliper. Install the pads. Use new brake hardware (pins, clips, etc.) Grease the pins. 7. Take a rag/towel and wet it down with brake clean. Wipe the inner and outer surfaces of the rotor while spinning the hub to clean the rotor faces. 8. Finally, open the brake fluid reservoir, fill to the top with DOT 3 and bleed the caliper. Keep the reservoir full.

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