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Breaks hard...

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by MHS2846bg8, Dec 21, 2009.

  1. Dec 21, 2009 at 8:56 PM
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    MHS2846bg8

    MHS2846bg8 [OP] Experienced Noob

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    Got a quick question...couldn't find it in the forums anywhere in my quick search.

    My breaks get stiff after 1 or 2 pumps while it is off. I've never noticed this before. After about 3 I can barely push the break pedal down. Do I need more/new fluid or is it a more serious problem?:confused:
     
  2. Dec 21, 2009 at 8:57 PM
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    fireturk41

    fireturk41 I like to break shit!

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    its normal, its how power brakes work
     
  3. Dec 21, 2009 at 8:59 PM
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    no problem, it's because the brake fluid is filling the lines, but not circulating. it happens with every vehicle that has power brakes.
     
  4. Dec 21, 2009 at 9:03 PM
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    MHS2846bg8

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    Hmm, guess I just haven't noticed it before...now I feel like an idiot. :anonymous:
     
  5. Dec 21, 2009 at 9:15 PM
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    haha no worries
     
  6. Dec 21, 2009 at 9:17 PM
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    ... insert navy vs marine joke. Kidding aside. Thanks for your service!
     
  7. Dec 21, 2009 at 9:57 PM
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    ScottyB

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    break boosters use engine vacuum for power assist. there's a little space to hold some vacuum-ness that will give you a few pumps with no engine vacuum. after those pumps, no more assist.
     
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