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Extremely touchy brakes

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by ywen, Jan 25, 2010.

  1. Jan 25, 2010 at 5:58 PM
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    ywen

    ywen [OP] Well-Known Member

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    My 03 Tacoma 4x4 has really touchy brakes.. The range of brake pressure application is not even.. meaning the 1st 15% of the pedal range will result in expected braking level, then after I pass that 15%, any additional pressure will result in a sudden grab..

    Is this just how it is with these Tacomas?
     
  2. Jan 25, 2010 at 6:03 PM
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    When I first got my 01, I thought the brakes were extremely touchy. Everyone thought I was a terrible driver coming up to stop lights. I got used to it and now it's perfect..I dont know about yours though. Sorry
     
  3. Jan 25, 2010 at 6:05 PM
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    Yellow: Would you say your brake application/force range to be linear? It certainly is not on mine.. which makes it difficult to get used to..
     
  4. Jan 25, 2010 at 6:26 PM
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    For what it's worth, mine have been linear/proportional since I bought it new in '02. They get really touchy the first time or two I actuate them after it's been raining (i.e. the rotors/drums are wet), but other than that they're normal. I replaced the brake fluid and swapped the lines for braided stainless ones a couple of weeks ago, and there still pretty regular, just a little less spongy.
     
  5. Jan 25, 2010 at 6:48 PM
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    Exactly the same with mine. Really squeally when the drums get wet though.
     
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