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Spongy Brake Pedal ?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by randyjaco, Jan 15, 2014.

  1. Mar 1, 2014 at 6:59 AM
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    DoorDing

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    Everybody is just trying to help. At this point, I think there are too many unknowns.

    If it was my problem (if it is a problem), I'd follow the FSM bleeding process closely and see if that helped.
     
  2. Mar 1, 2014 at 12:09 PM
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    Wow....get up on the wrong side of the bed today or what?

    The questions weren't directed towards you anyways - so - Thank You for your deep and sincere response. :p
     
  3. Mar 1, 2014 at 1:04 PM
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    Sensitive much? Apparently. The questions were already answered but hey not every one passed reading comprehension.
     
  4. Mar 1, 2014 at 1:15 PM
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    Lighten up, folks. We all want to help the OP, right?
     
  5. Mar 1, 2014 at 1:16 PM
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    Trying but asking the same questions over because there too lazy to read helps no one. And them being sensitive for being called out.

    But your right let's move forward.
     
  6. Mar 2, 2014 at 4:00 PM
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    Sorry to cause all the hard feelings.
    It drives and stops with no noticeable problems. It may have been spongy from the get go. I just noticed that after I replaced the front pads and felt that the pedal wasn't as stiff as I thought it should be. In fact, if I pushed hard enough the pedal would go to the floor. I bled the brakes and it didn't make any noticeable difference. Since I was afraid I would screw up the anti-lock, I didn't go any farther. That is when I queried the group. I have been driving since then. The fluid is clean and clear. The truck is a 2007 model with 101K miles on it. I haven't experienced any other problems with the truck. It is still as tight as the day I bought it. Can't complain.

    Randy
     
  7. Mar 2, 2014 at 4:08 PM
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    Don't worry about it. TW excels at hurt feelings. We've even adopted the U.S. Army report. :)

    If you feel like investigating further, you could always take it in for a free inspection. We can theorize all we want, but having a shop take a look would probably find a problem, if there is one.
     
  8. Mar 3, 2014 at 2:54 PM
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    No hurt feelings here...... I don't know what I said but it was obviously not taken the same way it was meant to be taken. Different frame of mind I guess....

    Hope it continues to be solid for you. This has always been a great forum and resource - don't be afraid to stop back often!!
     
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  9. Mar 13, 2014 at 10:50 PM
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    I thought I had figured this problem out, but it came back again. I'm just accepting that I have to "pre-pump" my brakes to see wtf they are going to do.
     
  10. Mar 18, 2014 at 5:12 AM
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    Thats terrible... I have accepted a similar issue with my ignition...
     
  11. Mar 19, 2014 at 10:55 PM
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    The old "is my key going to turn the ignition this time, or tomorrow, or the next day?" I had that about 10 years ago. After months of finding the sweet spot that allowed me to turn the key, it finally refused to turn and left me stranded. The new ignition started to do it last summer so I got a few new Keys cut and it's less finicky with the sharper edged new keys. It happened with both of my door locks to. On a month long trip with lots of valuables in my truck and I couldn't lock it. It seems that the brakes, ignition, and door locks are a common problem on first gens. I don't know if the later generations are better, or just too new to know what will fail.
     
  12. Mar 20, 2014 at 8:07 AM
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    ^ my key always turns, but sometimes it does nothing and sometimes it starts (2nd gen)
     
  13. Mar 20, 2014 at 9:33 AM
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    Hmm... after reading all this I think I am going to flush all my brake fluid. I added longer brake lines and we bled the brakes and a week or so later I noticed that when sitting at a stop light the brake pedal would start creeping to the floor after a few seconds. If I let go of the pedal and push it again the brakes are solid but after a second or two it starts creeping to the floor again.

    It hasn't affected my brake performance or anything other than sitting on the brakes. I've started just putting it in park at stop lights.
     
  14. Jun 24, 2014 at 3:49 PM
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    I have question for you guys??

    my Brake pedal went limp over the last couple days. :notsure: Y. what would you do first?
    -check brake fluid
    -check if brake lines
    -bleed brakes
    -get new shoes and rotor

    Granted i just replace the shoes and rotors front/back not that long ago.

    or just take to a mechanic

    Not sure if it is the master brake cylinder :pout:
     
  15. Jun 24, 2014 at 4:18 PM
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    Limp, as in it goes to the floor with little resistance?
     
  16. Jun 24, 2014 at 5:32 PM
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    ive had the same spongy brake issues with my 08 since the truck hit 50k kms. replaced calipers multiple times, rotors, pads, master cylinder, booster. everything short of the brake lines themselves which are next on the list. nothing helps.
     
  17. Jun 25, 2014 at 9:28 AM
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    so I bleed my brakes yesterday. I come to find out that my wheel bearing took a crap.
     
  18. Jun 25, 2014 at 3:52 PM
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    A full brake system flush can make a world of difference in pedal feel.
     
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