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Old 10-16-2000, 03:03 PM   #1
Frey
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Question Soft Brake Pedal

I hope this is the relevant forum for this question.

My sister has a 96 Corolla. The brake pedal has gotten really soft over the last couple of weeks, especially the last couple of days. She hasn't noticed any strange sounds though.

I checked the pads and they are fine--only about 25% worn. The rotors are okay too. Also, the brake fluid looks good--right in between min and max.

Does anyone have any suggestions for what else could cause this? Thanks in advance.
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Old 10-16-2000, 03:06 PM   #2
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bleed brakes?
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Old 10-16-2000, 03:30 PM   #3
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No I did not... Pardon my ignorance on this, but how do you bleed brakes?

Thanks!
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Old 10-16-2000, 03:32 PM   #4
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Hello,

Jackwei is right, the fluid you see in the reservoir is not necessarily in the same condition as that in the calipers or drums. And there could be air in the calipers or drums. So bleed all four corners.

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Old 10-16-2000, 04:19 PM   #5
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Cool, thx guys.

I am just going to take her car into my mechanic tomorrow morning. He said he'll bleed them for free--can't beat that.

Thanks again for the quick replies!
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Old 10-16-2000, 07:51 PM   #6
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One other thing to check is to make sure the slider pins on the calipers are properly lubed. If they are not the brakes will begin to bind and it will cause a mushy brake pedal. This is a common Toyota problem and I also had the same problem with my RS.
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Old 10-17-2000, 09:51 AM   #7
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I just wanted to let you guys know that I took her car to my mechanic. It turns out the back brakes (drum) were bad. There was like no shoe left on either wheel, the drums were damaged, and the piston was fully extended. In fact, the piston was so far extended that it looks like air has gotten into the line.

Gonna cost a couple of hundred it looks like.
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