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1995 Toyota Pickup brakes not as responsive


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teisenhood
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Oct 5, 2016, 9:20 AM

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ive been starting to notice a drop off in responsiveness on my brakes the last couple weeks. it started with what seemed like the calipers being slightly engaged all the time causing me to have to drive through friction from the pads, but that has since subsided. the pedal will slowly sink to the floor when im stopped and when i jam on the brakes the car pulls to the left. i did the best i could to replace the brake fluid since that was an easy enough fix, but i could only loosen one bleeder screw while two began to strip the outside of the bolt and one completely snapped off after one attempt to loosen it. so theres certainly old fluid in 3/4 brake lines. regardless i didnt notice much of a difference in braking, so my next move is to replace the master cylinder given the sinking pedal .

i just wanted to get a second opinion before i go through with it because i realize there are a lot of components to brakes that could be causing the issue. any troubleshooting tips would be great help.


Discretesignals
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Oct 5, 2016, 9:42 AM

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Have you pulled the wheels off and inspected the braking components? If you are having to add fluid, you need to find out where the leak is. Obviously the calipers are going to need replacement because of the bleeder incident.





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(This post was edited by Discretesignals on Oct 5, 2016, 9:45 AM)


Tom Greenleaf
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Oct 5, 2016, 9:45 AM

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Quote you">> the pedal will slowly sink to the floor when im stopped and when i jam on the brakes the car pulls to the left.<<"


That's about all I need to hear. It's a 1995 - how old are calipers and master cylinder? If any chance well over 10 years or some even less they really should just go.
Master when you bleed an old one you probably went to the floor pushing the seals deep where they haven't been and common to tear them up and end up with a fading pedal. The pulling is with the calipers, how lubed, rotors not turned if newer not worn in or were not good enough to just do pads which most are not and for good measure do the flex hoses - it's this old and they do fail by surprise either blow out or lock fluid pressure so no waste if old for new ones.


It's brakes! It's old so even more reasons not to skimp on things,


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