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Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by stephen11ty7, Jun 11, 2011.

  1. Jun 11, 2011 at 1:26 AM
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    stephen11ty7

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    Why does it feel like i push forever for my brakes to start grabbing, pads? I just got it froma dealer with 20k miles on it. So i doubt its the pads...
     
  2. Jun 11, 2011 at 1:30 AM
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    mjohn617

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    Have you bled a brake system before?
     
  3. Jun 11, 2011 at 7:57 AM
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    stephen11ty7

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    No I have not. I know essentially what it is though.
     
  4. Jun 11, 2011 at 10:27 AM
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    My initial thoughts were worn pads or air in the system. Even though it's only 20k you can remove the wheels and take a look at the pads to rule it out completely.
     
  5. Jun 11, 2011 at 10:27 AM
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  6. Jun 11, 2011 at 1:14 PM
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    Yeah pads look like they're at about 50-60% left so theyre pretty good
     
  7. Jun 11, 2011 at 1:50 PM
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    NelsonTacoma

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    Could be that your rear brake shoes are not adjusted properly. They need to be adjusted so they are closer the drum surface. That's why it takes a while for you to feel the pressure when you press the pedal. You can do 1 of 2 things, adjust the e-brake cable up or pull the rear wheels and tighten the rear brake adjusters.

    I don't think you need to bleed the brakes. If you had a mushy pedal then you would need to bleed them.
     
  8. Jun 11, 2011 at 2:07 PM
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    The brake pedal on these trucks is different from anything else I've driven. It feels like you have to push the pedal a lot farther before the brakes start to work. Mine has been that way since I bought it as well as others that I test drove. What you are feeling may be normal for a Tacoma. Drive a couple of others for comparison. I've gotten used to the feel of the brakes by now, but it did bother me for a while.
     
  9. Jun 11, 2011 at 4:04 PM
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    ok thanks for the input! ill see what i can do
     
  10. Jun 11, 2011 at 7:08 PM
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    One of my near future plans is to upgrade these brakes. New rotors, pads, and ss lines. The brakes are simply ok at this point vomit I want better.

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