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Brakes what the F!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Critter, Aug 6, 2007.

  1. Aug 6, 2007 at 11:20 AM
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    Critter

    Critter [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Man don't like the mushy pedal,sometimes goes down and my big foot hits gas pedal. Anybody else have same problem? this is an 07 Crew 4x4:(
     
  2. Aug 6, 2007 at 11:42 AM
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    nd

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    i felt that on the truck i test drove but the one i actually bought feels fine. i think it varies from truck to truck
     
  3. Aug 6, 2007 at 12:28 PM
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    Thanks! I'll check with Dealer
     
  4. Aug 6, 2007 at 1:55 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    alot of people,in order to get rid of the mushy pedal feel, are installing stainless braided brake lines and using a "better" type of brake fluid.
     
  5. Aug 6, 2007 at 4:58 PM
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    A2Mich

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    applying the parking brake occasionally will re-adjust the rear brakes and firm up the brake pedal.
     
  6. Aug 6, 2007 at 5:46 PM
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    There have been many who have complained abut the 'mushy' feel...including myself. I had the dealer re-adjust the rear brakes and bleed the system. What they found was the 'rear adjusters' were too far out of alignment to self-adjust automatically. Afterwords, this did give the the brakes a somewhat stiffer feel. As tacomaman mentioned, some have replaced the the brake lines with stainless and have had limited success. Also, replacing the factory pads with a high performance pad like the 'Hawk Ceramic' have helped as well. I've learned to live with the mushiness for now and plan on replacing the factory pads sometime down the road; followed by replacement of the factory brake lines with stainless if the high performance pads aren't satisfactory.
     
  7. Aug 6, 2007 at 5:57 PM
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    ForeRunner

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    Try driving a 2007 F150. We have one as a GV and everyone who driven it including me has mashed both the brake pedal and skinny one. Way to close to each other.
     
  8. Aug 7, 2007 at 6:53 AM
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    pb2themax

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    I added SS brake lines and replaced all the brake fluid with synthetic DOT 4. The pedal feels good.
     
  9. Aug 7, 2007 at 10:11 AM
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    Try using your NASCAR road racing braking technique - double pump the pedal and you'll have a firm pedal with good feedback when stopping.
     
  10. Aug 7, 2007 at 12:13 PM
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    Critter

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    I'm kinda Pe'od about this, this Truck wasn't cheap for me. Bottom line I'll check with dealer. Chow!
     
  11. Aug 11, 2007 at 9:57 AM
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    A WI farm, Sonora, Sedona, Lake Havesue and Canyon
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    A Roo Bar comes to mind. I also protected the tail lamps. It is a farm and you back over stuff; Willows mostly. All of the factory options are on it. The dealership owner bought it for himself.He put a topper on it and pricey tyres. The Power Wagon does the heavy lifting.
    I was raised on sticks and toe and heel control.
    The problem with the Taco is that you have half a brake pedal and it is too close to the gas.
    So if you use your left foot to brake you are pushing the lever and it is easy to apply brake and gas.
    This is a surprise the first time.
     
  12. Mar 15, 2009 at 6:34 PM
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    beanders

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    I drove my first 2nd Gen this weekend. The brakes were REALLY bad. My 1999 with 125k has better brakes.
     
  13. Mar 15, 2009 at 6:39 PM
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    i use the parking brake everytime i park my truck i have no problems with my pedal feel.
     
  14. Mar 15, 2009 at 6:46 PM
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    Jester243

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    agreed :wave:
     
  15. Mar 15, 2009 at 7:35 PM
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    Ditto
     
  16. Mar 16, 2009 at 9:23 AM
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    Foglights are for fog, not oncoming traffic!
    They are soft...it's not your imagination.
    Try bleeding first....you can always upgrade lines later.
     
  17. Mar 16, 2009 at 9:29 AM
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    The dealter adjusted my breaks during tune up and it feels much better.
     
  18. Mar 16, 2009 at 4:38 PM
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    i found the brake pedal is to close to the gas pedal. i keep touching both. so i fixed that problem buy cutting 1 inch off the brake pedal with my dremal. workes perfect now
     
  19. Mar 16, 2009 at 4:50 PM
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    TacoCo

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    I had no problem getting the dealer to bleed my brakes. Definitely firmed the pedal up a bit.
     
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