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Thanks for all the help with my recent brake question. I finally got a new caliper yesterday, and installed it and bled the lines. The brakes work fine, but the pedal sinks further than it used to. I can still lock them up if I push hard enough (not good, I know, but shows that they DO work), but I'm not comfortable with how low the pedal has to go before I get solid contact.

Should I bleed it again? Could this be some other problem in the brake system? It seemed to me that all the air was out of the lines.
 

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Is this how you bled your brakes? If not this comes right out of the Factory Service Manual. Do it again!!!!

Drivers Side Rear
Passenger Side Rear
Passenger Side Front
Drivers Side Front
LSPV (load sensing proportioning valve)

The reason that you do the LSPV last is that it is hooked into both the front and back system and besides the MC it is the highest point in the braking systems

[ 09-19-2001: Message edited by: David Otto Fritzsche AKA OOPS ]
 

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also make sure your rear brakes are adjusted properly. I jsut adjusted mine and it firmed the pedal right up.
 

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As Oops said, make sure you bleed them in the correct order and the LSPV is REALLY important to do. mine took forever to get bled correctly, till i took the bleeder out and cleaned it. Seems like someone must have driven this truck in deep mud... What kind of nut would do that? <IMG SRC="smilies/smile.gif" border="0">
 

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Originally posted by David Otto Fritzsche AKA OOPS:
<STRONG>Is this how you bled your brakes? If not this comes right out of the Factory Service Manual. Do it again!!!!

Drivers Side Rear
Passenger Side Rear
Passenger Side Front
Drivers Side Front
LSPV (load sensing proportioning valve)

[ 09-19-2001: Message edited by: David Otto Fritzsche AKA OOPS ]</STRONG>
Thanks OOPS, so many times I see people giving advice on how to bleed the brakes and a majority of the opinions start by bleeding the front first <IMG SRC="smilies/frown.gif" border="0"> Just my $.02)
 

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Make sure you do the LSPV over the rear axle on the passengers frame rail. I didn't know about that when I bout my truck. Bled all four corners and it was mushy...

Talked to a toyota tech who mentioned the LSPV. Re-bled the system in the order the manual (and OOPS) mentioned. WOW! I could stop again... <IMG SRC="smilies/eek.gif" border="0"> </font>
 
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