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Soft Brakes Anyone??

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by westattam, Apr 19, 2012.

  1. Apr 19, 2012 at 6:59 PM
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    westattam

    westattam [OP] New Member

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    Recently, I noticed my brake pedal becoming a little 'soft' and that there's a little 'play' in the brake pedal before the brakes actually engage. I had it looked at and there doesn't seem to be any badly warn parts which require replacement. The garage 'bled' the brakes which didn't seem to solve the problem. The mechanic was going to call Toyota and ask their thoughts, but never followed up. Any one have similar problems or know what this might be..? Master Cylinder? My truck is a 2005 Access Cab TRD OffRoad 4x4. 40,000 miles and hasn't needed a brake job yet. :)
     
  2. Apr 19, 2012 at 7:02 PM
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    Fightnfire

    Fightnfire Recklessly tired

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    At 7 years you may want to replace some stuff regardless of use. 40k isn't much on pads been 7 years of sitting is ..

    I would probably check the pads and in the process make sure the calipers are working well.
     
  3. Apr 19, 2012 at 7:03 PM
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    hogeyphenogey

    hogeyphenogey Rotted frame = New Truck!

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    I have an 06 access sport. I hate the brakes. I have 42k and plenty of meat on all brakes. I did a brake flush and they seemed to get alot better, but they are still a little soft.
     
  4. Apr 19, 2012 at 7:07 PM
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    Bogg

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    I've heard upgrading to stainless steel brake lines for some have helped. I also noticed my brakes are on the squishier side
     
  5. Apr 19, 2012 at 7:09 PM
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    Navigator

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    Check your back brake adjustment. There is instructions on here on how to do it.
     
  6. Jun 3, 2012 at 11:41 PM
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    prjctTACO

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    i just installed all four stainless steel lines to help aid with the mushy pedal feel, and it didnt help much. bleeded all brakes properly with a motive brake bleeder. possibly upgrading the master cylinder may help??
     
  7. Jun 4, 2012 at 12:17 AM
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    prjctTACO

    prjctTACO Well-Known Member

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    Going to be doing rotors and pads very soon. Its the feel of the mushy pedal that I dislike. Nothing wrong with the truck not stopping. Is the an OEM upgrade for the brake booster or master cylinder? Possibly from an fj, tundra, etc...
     
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