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How to tighten brake pedal #255766 Aug 21, 7:10pm Aug 21, 7:10pm
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How to tighten brake pedal
If my brake pedal goes down about one-third of the way before it actually starts braking (i.e. ~33% slack), is this bad or normal?

Is there an easy way to tigten to brake pedal like I just did with the throttle cable (by following the guide thumbsup)?


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Re: How to tighten brake pedal [Re: chazza] #255767 Aug 21, 7:40pm Aug 21, 7:40pm
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it means you have no brakes? or ur leaking brake fluid?

Re: How to tighten brake pedal [Re: coo880] #255768 Aug 21, 7:54pm Aug 21, 7:54pm
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sounds like you need to bleed the breaks. there may be air in the break fluid.


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Re: How to tighten brake pedal [Re: isaac] #255770 Aug 22, 12:55am Aug 22, 12:55am
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The thing is, when the engine is off after you press the brake pedal a few times (until the vacuum braking wears off), the pedal becomes very tight. I can't even push it more than about half an inch. Does this help find what the problem could be?

Braking on the car is quite good otherwise.


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Chazza

Sydney, Australia
1999 Celica ZZT231R SX
Re: How to tighten brake pedal [Re: coo880] #255771 Aug 22, 12:57am Aug 22, 12:57am
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Originally Posted by coo880
it means you have no brakes? or ur leaking brake fluid?
I still have brakes and I'm pretty sure I'm not leaking any fluid as it's been like this since I bought the car (3 months ago).


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Chazza

Sydney, Australia
1999 Celica ZZT231R SX
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