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Brakes Won't Work.... Can't Shift Out of Park... HELP!

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by Slodgetto, Jun 19, 2012.

  1. Slodgetto

    Slodgetto [OP] Über Posre

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    Was working on my bed bob/dovetail when I decided that I needed to make an errand.... so I plugged my tail lights in real quick and secured them. When I went to make sure they were working, I discovered that the brake lights weren't coming on! The blinkers worked, and the red part worked when I turned the headlights on, but still no lights when depressing the brake pedal. I then tried to put the truck in drive and the shifter would not let me. (which tells me the truck doesn't think I'm even pushing the brake pedal.) so I checked fuses and all seems to check out there. I have been noticing a squishy brake pedal and less braking power these last couple of weeks, and it was even worse now, so I decided to inspect and bleed the system. Saw no leaks or damage to the brake lines and proceded to bleed the system with a vacuum pump (starting with RR, LR, BPV, RF, LF). It didn't help at all, so I thought maybe my pump wasn't effective so bled the system again, this time with a partner on the brake pedal. Brake pedal still very mushy (easily is pressed down to the floor) and can't shift out of park.

    My guess is master cylinder.......:( What do you all think?
     
  2. chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    Blown fuse. Find the blown one, and replace it.
     
  3. Slodgetto

    Slodgetto [OP] Über Posre

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    I looked.... :eek: maybe I need to pull a few more..
     
  4. fireturk41

    fireturk41 I like to break shit!

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    check fuses or maybe the stoplamp switch?
     
  5. Slodgetto

    Slodgetto [OP] Über Posre

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    Found it. :eek: 15A fuse labeled "STOP." Thanks guys, I feel like a retard.
     
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    white toy taco 505 Member

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    hahahaha thats hilarious man!
     
  7. Slodgetto

    Slodgetto [OP] Über Posre

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    :anonymous: at least there's not a single bubble of air in there now.... :D:laugh:
     
  8. white toy taco

    white toy taco 505 Member

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    yea exactly and everything is all nice and clean
     
  9. chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    ;)
     
  10. Slodgetto

    Slodgetto [OP] Über Posre

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    :D
    :eek:
     
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