I need to put a new set of front brake pads on my 05 Tundra. I have spent a lot of time reading some of the threads about brake jobs and bleeding the brake lines. I have done a few brake jobs in the past but have never bled the brake fluid.
Basically, what I have gathered from this Forum is that in order to compress the caliper piston properly, I need to open the bleed valves so that dirt and crap doesn’t make its way into the piston/calipers. And since I am doing that, I might as well bleed the brake lines (my truck has about 26K miles and I am sure this has never been done before).
After reading all these past threads on the Forum, I have seen a lot of commentary on bleeding brake lines, what brake fluid to use, etc….but I have never really seen a step by step procedure. I just want to keep things simple as possible so I will be using the basic pump the brakes and bleed procedure.
But I am not really sure how to do this. Do I need to have someone pump the brakes a couple of times until the pedal almost falls to the floor and then open the bleed valve? And how many times do I have to do this per wheel? And I have to keep refilling the brake fluid resivoir, right? Any help is appreciated. Thanks.