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Occasional “mushy” brakes.

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Stu, May 26, 2010.

  1. May 26, 2010 at 8:01 AM
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    Stu

    Stu [OP] Well-Known Member

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    OK, so I’ve had this happen twice now. The last time I had gotten off of work, drove less than a mile, came to a stop sign, applied brakes & it was like I slid maybe a couple of feet. Dry pavement, 50 Deg F. I do make sure I stop smoothly & in plenty of time, & I did this time as well, the brakes just felt funny. Now that I think about it, I do remember a couple of times when applying the brakes on dry ground, I heard what sounded like the ABS firing up. It’s only happened a couple of times, so I KNOW it wouldn’t happen if I took it in to the stealership. Anyone had this “hallucination”?
     
  2. May 26, 2010 at 8:11 AM
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    flightcancled

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    Yup. I have found that it goes away for ~2 weeks at a time if I pump my brakes until they are stiff while parked. I think this weekend I am going to bleed my brakes that should fix it.
     
  3. May 26, 2010 at 8:15 AM
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    It happened to me once when a person ran out in front of me. I was doing about 35mph and hat to step on the brakes pretty good. It was just the ABS kickin in I presumed.:cool: I didnt think to much of it after that and it hasnt happened since.
     
  4. May 26, 2010 at 8:15 AM
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    Mine does something similar, I've had the fluid replaced but still the same...IDK what the heck is going on... Dealer says its normall though.
     
  5. May 26, 2010 at 8:37 AM
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    mwild I CANT SPELL SO DONT BITCH

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    I would try bleeding the brake to see if it helps.
     
  6. May 26, 2010 at 9:45 AM
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    Yea but... its a dodge;/
     
  7. May 26, 2010 at 9:49 AM
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    Not much yet, got a pretty good sound system w/ my custom sub box. Plan on adding more lights & a tool box.
    I'll try bleeding them this weekend. Although, I'd assume that if I did have air in the line, I'd have mushy brakes more often than I do. It's like a once in a couple weeks thing.
     
  8. May 26, 2010 at 10:09 AM
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    Does any one know when you should replace the front brake pads? Also what type of maintance does the rear drum brakes get? Thanks for the help.:)
     
  9. May 26, 2010 at 10:14 AM
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    You repace the pads when they wear out, it varies from person to person. Mine lasted until about 42k. They will start squeeking when it's time to change them. I usually don't wait that long though, i change them out when there's about 15% left. The rear drums need to be cleaned and manually adjusted every 5k.
     
  10. Jun 15, 2010 at 8:35 AM
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    I just replaced my brake lines with goodridge ss lines and man it's a huge difference. Check our my sig for the group buy, anyone who has done this will tell you it's worth every penny.
     
  11. Jun 15, 2010 at 3:04 PM
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    Look for a vacuum leak. Usually the booster acts up and makes the petal soft when a vacuum leak is present.
     
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