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Brake Bleeding, ABS- Actuator-Techstream HELP!!

So in doing my recent brake job I managed to pop one of the pistons out of a front caliper (long story but none the less it happened) subsequently I'm pretty sure my brake fluid reservoir got low enough to suck air in from the top. Put it all back together bled the brakes. soft mushy pedal going to the floor.......bled the brakes, bled the brakes, etc etc etc. SOFT PEDAL and it goes to the floor if you hold it and push with a little more than average force. So everything I read say's hook it up to Techstream, and get the program to cycle the ABS pump or you'll never get the air out. OR.. Take it to the dealership.

I don't have techstream, what is involved in getting it? I have heard Toyota reps say, if you buy a cable and CD off of ebay, That is not our product. I have also heard it's a real booger to install on a P.C..

What do ya'll say?

No way to get the air out without techstream?

Buy Techstream off Ebay and install it...piece of cake?


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Re: Brake Bleeding, ABS- Actuator-Techstream HELP!!

Not really the same as the other post you commented on but no, you do not always need the Techstream to bleed the brakes. Did you replace the caliper or just put the cylinder back in?

Is your caliper leaking or do you have any leaks anywhere else? Take care of that first.

Try to first manually bleed the master cylinder by removing the 2 lines going to it and then proceed to bleed all the brake lines to the 4 corners again.

I would make sure when you bleed the caliper that the piston "popped" out of that you make sure you angle the caliper so the bleed fitting is at the very top and gets all the air out of it.

If you are sure you have completely flushed all the lines and are not getting more air out of the calipers and the fluid is completely clear and you still have a squishy pedal that is where you would go to the Techstream and start the whole air bleed procedure over again.

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Re: Brake Bleeding, ABS- Actuator-Techstream HELP!!

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Not really the same as the other post you commented on but no, you do not always need the Techstream to bleed the brakes. Did you replace the caliper or just put the cylinder back in?

Is your caliper leaking or do you have any leaks anywhere else? Take care of that first.

Try to first manually bleed the master cylinder by removing the 2 lines going to it and then proceed to bleed all the brake lines to the 4 corners again.

I would make sure when you bleed the caliper that the piston "popped" out of that you make sure you angle the caliper so the bleed fitting is at the very top and gets all the air out of it.

If you are sure you have completely flushed all the lines and are not getting more air out of the calipers and the fluid is completely clear and you still have a squishy pedal that is where you would go to the Techstream and start the whole air bleed procedure over again.
Thank as I stated in the other post 2 trips to stealership and no change...I'll just drive it and hope for the best.

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