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Tacoma Brakes!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Critter, Nov 19, 2007.

  1. Nov 19, 2007 at 11:02 AM
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    Critter

    Critter [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Mushy Brake pedal without a doubt my biggest bitch with this truck. It creeps down causing my big foot to hit gas pedal at bad times ,when I get the TSB for rear springs and shocks I'm going to be on this with dealer big time! Anybody else having this problem? Could there be TSB for Tacoma Brakes we don't know about?:mad:
     
  2. Nov 19, 2007 at 3:41 PM
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    Spacedude

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    When I test drove a new 07 Prerunner with TRD Offroad, the brakes were just like that. It almost discouraged me on getting one. I test drove another one, and the brakes were nice, tight and firm with little pedal travel. I bought that one. I have read the brakes can be adjusted, probably all it needs.
     
  3. Nov 19, 2007 at 3:47 PM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    i barely have to push mine for them to stop...i was complacent to where i'd barely push them and the truck would jump upon a/c kicking in...but even pushing them beyond that, i still dont have to push hard
     
  4. Nov 19, 2007 at 5:36 PM
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    Viper-2

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    Same here.
     
  5. Nov 25, 2007 at 2:31 PM
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    crewchief97

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    Thats wierd, I have the exact opposite opinion. I think the brakes do not have enough booster assist. Don't get me wrong, I feel that they have sufficient stopping power but require a little too much effort. Maybe I am just a nancy boy :lol:
     
  6. Nov 25, 2007 at 7:25 PM
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    TuRDTACO

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    my brakes feel perfect...i'd say if i slammed the pedal halfway down quickly i'd almost be stopping as hard as i could. it feels tight and consistent with minimal effort
     
  7. Nov 26, 2007 at 3:35 PM
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    allrsdup

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    my brakes are great u must have something wrong. get them bled. mushy breaks usually is do to air in the lines.
     
  8. Nov 26, 2007 at 8:24 PM
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    TuRDTACO

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    small dent on the hood, new foglight bulb, roughed up bedliner, been smoked in, suspicious stains on the passenger seat, boogers on the drivers seat, dirty floor mats, girl doodles on the dirty windows, loose wiring
    is there an adjustment on the booster?
     
  9. Nov 27, 2007 at 10:49 AM
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    TacoTurd

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    The adjustment is in the rear drums. Never have messed with my Yota, but drum brakes are all the same. A wheel spreads the pivot end of the shoes. Usually they have some sort of self-adjust (either when in reverse or operating the e-brake).

    I read on one of these boards somebody got a taco from the factory (Mexico) with the rears so loose they wouldn't self-adjust.
     
  10. Nov 27, 2007 at 11:04 AM
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    lsocoee

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    The mushy brakes is one of the most common complaints in the reviews. However, my brakes are firm. Good thing too, my city just got those red light cameras. Everyone is skidding to a stop the second the yellow lights up. It's going to take some getting used to for everyone.
     
  11. Nov 27, 2007 at 1:12 PM
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    mine is a bit mushy too. i have the dealer check it out when it goes in for the TSB
     
  12. Nov 27, 2007 at 1:20 PM
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    TheMaster

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    Yeah, try bleeding all four.
     
  13. Nov 27, 2007 at 2:20 PM
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    Dcrooks84

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    I can say that I do not have an issue with this. Between when I am stopped and barely on the brake and A/C kicks the truck starts moving or when the girlfriend drives the truck and doesn't know the meaning of a soft touch, I'm convinced they are fine. Actually can only think of one vehicle I had that had better brakes and they were after market.
     
  14. Nov 29, 2007 at 8:53 AM
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    i test drove a sport and the brakes were terrible. you had to put the peddle on teh floor to stop it, but my truck's brakes feel great. i think it varies from truck to truck. Viper had his brake booster replaced already. could be a booster or not enough fluid in the lines...
     
  15. Nov 29, 2007 at 10:39 AM
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    Drive an old Volvo 240 sometime (we had a DL wagon). Two complete (separate) braking systems, all disks. I think that car had like 8 front pucks. Hit the brakes real hard and you're eating the steering wheel.

    As for the rest of these replies, GEEEZ at least try adjusting them before bleeding the lines...
     
  16. Nov 29, 2007 at 11:33 AM
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    I had put 13" baer brakes on my 97 eclipse gsx and just doing daily driving they were extremely touchy. It was great for road courses though.
     
  17. Dec 1, 2007 at 12:18 PM
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    Oaklandish

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    My brakes are good, though I did ask the dealer if this was a problem, he informed me that the pressure was adjustable.
     
  18. Sep 14, 2009 at 6:59 AM
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    Not enough
    I would like to know more about adjusting the PRESSURE??? Never heard that one.

     
  19. Sep 14, 2009 at 7:05 AM
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    in the process...
    if the dealer doesnt find anything wrong and you still feel its a problem you could run some SS braided lines to cut down on line swell when you step on the pedal.
     
  20. Sep 14, 2009 at 9:22 AM
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    Death_Stalker

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    My breaks suck too and they squeeak will have to get them all replaced
     
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