Brake issue

Discussion in '100-Series Cruisers' started by dtrout, Jul 9, 2005.

  1. dtrout


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    Dec 22, 2003
    Still having brake problems. See previous post.

    I lose brake pedal distance and they feel soft. After driving and braking for a while (15 min) they feel normal again. Should I just bring it to a dealer? Don't trust the shop I went to before. The dealer is a pain due to their hours. I can say the only nice thing about being back in Chicago area, service till midnight.

    Still can't imagine it is a mechanical part. Any last ideas I can try?
  2. calamaridog


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    Jun 6, 2003
    Cuyamaca, CA and Las Vegas, NV
    I don't understand why you started a new thread? It is better to continue with the existing thread if there was good information and background already there. If it turns into a good thread, it can go into the FAQ section.

    So anyways, the FSM suggests the following "suspect areas"...

    1) Fluid leaks for brake system. This should be obvious if you have a fluid leak:rolleyes:
    2) Air in brake system.
    3) Piston seals (worn or damaged).
    4) Hydraulic brake booster (faulty).

    You should consider taking it to Toyota or a mechanic specializing in Toyota's.

    I'm leaning towards #2 and I'll cross my fingers it is NOT the expensive part:doh:
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