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lately i have been having some problems with my brakes. They work fine except when sitting at a stop sign or something were i keep my foot on the brake for a awhile. They start off hard and slowly lose pressure till my foot is on the floor. Then i have to pump them back up to get them to be hard again.

I have been watching the fluid reservoir and the level hasn't changed in the last month.

brake booster ??

master cylinder??


kyle
 
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Have you done anything to the brakes lately, that may have possibly introduced air into the system.
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Master cylinder, fluid is leaking past the pistons, you could change out the fluid and try to flush any crud in there out, but it's more than likly done.
 
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x4 on the MC. I had this same problem. SOR has them for $150 (approx) thats where I got mine. Took about 30 minutes to take off and reinstall.
 

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Y'know, back in the day, us old-timers would actually re-build our master cylinders...The dealership had really good re-build kits, heck, Napa had good rebuild kits and the rebuild itself was very easy. Might want to look into that.
BTW, agree it's your M/C...
 
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It may very well be your mc but I had the same problem, bled mine and they work much better. Bleeding is obviously a cheap attempt at solving your problems.
 
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X 4? on M/C. I did mine a few weeks ago, it had the same symptoms although severe enough that there was no question it had to be changed . I also discovered that "aftermarket" Beck Arnsley cylinders are repackaged Aisins !!
 

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Much easier to rebuild than a carb, but buy a hone...your kit would be different than mine, won't tell you what I paid. Beck-Arnley makes re-build kits for Toyota masters too.


how much for a rebuild kit? it cant be any harder than the carb i rebuilt twice.
 
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