DIY - Front and Rear Brake Change - Questions

Discussion in 'Gen 2 Prius Care, Maintenance and Troubleshooting' started by SunnyPriusGA, Oct 25, 2020.

  1. SunnyPriusGA

    SunnyPriusGA Junior Member

    Aug 4, 2019
    2004 Prius
    Hello Prius Folks!

    I'm trying to change the brakes on a 2004 Prius 210k and had a few questions.

    General Procedure:
    • Park car, have Key Fob in the house (far away from car), remove the 12v battery terminals so that the ABS Actuator doesn't charge the lines, and wait about 5 mins
    • Change front brake pads (Pads only)
    • Change rear brakes (Shoes, New Hardware Kit [Not needed but wanted to put in new hardware], Wheel Cylinder Rebuild Kit [Not needed but want to have it refreshed], Drums not changed... but should I?)
    • Need help to clarify:
      • Once all of the brakes have been processed, I plan to use Techstream's bleeding process so what is the general process to get back on the road?
      • I think this is the general steps but correct me if I'm wrong:
        • Connect 12v battery
        • Bring Key Fob back within proximity, tap the power button twice (without the foot brake pressed as to not turn the car on)
        • Connect Techstream to car and start the bleed process starting from the Front Left, Front Right, Rear Left, Rear Right
    • Is all of the above correct?