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Some weird stuff?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Oat, Jan 5, 2012.

  1. Jan 5, 2012 at 10:33 AM
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    Oat

    Oat [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Recently i've been noticing on my 2001 double cab that when i go to start it up in the aftertnoon (after its been in my garage for abour 18 hours) the brake pedal it very heavy like i cant push it down. Also when i do start it up the brake pedal is pretty heavy to push on the road.

    What is it you guys think?
     
  2. Jan 5, 2012 at 10:41 AM
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    pyroskier

    pyroskier A country boy can survive

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    I had a similar issue with mine, where it was hard to initially push down, but once I got it past the hard part, it went down normally. it was just really hard to get the pedal moving. it turned out to be my brake booster, which is not a cheap fix...
     
  3. Jan 5, 2012 at 10:50 AM
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    Oat

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    Whats weird is -- the issue is almost like if your truck is off and you continually push down on the brake pedal it will eventually get so pumped it just locks. Well, my truck is like that if it sits for long periods of time. But when i leave it for 3-5 hours it is just fine???
     
  4. Jan 5, 2012 at 10:59 AM
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    hetkind

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    vacuum leak in brake booster...time to start looking for one is the salvage yards...
     
  5. Jan 5, 2012 at 11:09 AM
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    Great, just after doing the timing belt fml.

    How much are they from stealership and then for service?
     
  6. Jan 5, 2012 at 11:32 AM
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    Rock Auto shows them for about $200, should be an fairly easy install IF you don't have to remove brake lines or bleed the system:)

    Howard
     
  7. Jan 5, 2012 at 1:20 PM
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    4WD

    4WD cRaZy oLdmAn

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    like mentioned , your booster is toast
     
  8. Jan 18, 2012 at 7:28 PM
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    Oat

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    How necessary is it to replace? shits expensive.
     
  9. Jan 19, 2012 at 7:16 AM
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    goomba

    goomba It is a Fluid Situation

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    All the break booster does is makes it easyer to press the pedal. it is like powersteering for ur breaks.
     
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