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Went to the Dunes, know brakes are spongy

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by tacomaoffroad, May 28, 2009.

  1. May 28, 2009 at 11:35 AM
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    tacomaoffroad

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    wrapped it all up in the title, i went out to the dunes and my friend ended up gettin very stuck. it took about half an hour to haul him out, but i got sand literally everywhere, even inside my door handles. i noticed that my brakes were a little more spongy than normal and the pedal feels different. it still stops on a dime, but i have to push the pedal further from what it feels like now.. recommendations??
    I already pulled all the wheels off, cleaned and inspected drums and disc and everything looks good.
     
  2. May 28, 2009 at 11:39 AM
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    Maybe try bleeding the brakes.... ?
     
  3. May 28, 2009 at 11:44 AM
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    that was my first thought

    does anyone think this would be considered a warranty thing? its not bad enough to be dangerous, so i know my crappy toyota dealer here will blow me off
     
  4. May 28, 2009 at 11:46 AM
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    cant hurt to take it in and try.... (I'd leave out the dunes, stuck, pulling friend out thing though) ;)
     
  5. May 28, 2009 at 11:47 AM
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    you prolly have sand in the drums and possibly in the calipers, high pressure air to get it out
     
  6. May 28, 2009 at 12:19 PM
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    i was thinkin it could be sand in the drums, i blew them all out with air, there was no sand, just brake dust, and their still spongy.. i didnt blow the calipers though, i shoulda probably done that as well.
     
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