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Brake problems! i have a 92 toyota 4x4 pickup, last month the front brakes began to bind up,going down the road.the brake petal is not soft,but very hard, and a bit touchy! could it be the mc or something else?

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  • dpartrich Sep 30, 2008

    thanks toyota ed! i did try what you suggested,and both wheels were binding.thats why i thought it might be a mc issue.tell me your thoughts. and thanks again for your time.

  • der1177 Feb 03, 2009

    I have a 1988. The brakes are very randomly binding up. One day they are fine and the next day I will be driving and I feel my truck start to slow down. My brake pedal will barely push in. When I bleed one of the brakes they go back to normal. I have changed the two front callipers and bleed the brake lines. I am beginning to think it has something to do with the rear brakes.
    thanks Derik


  • Anonymous Mar 12, 2014

    on a 92 toyota pickup the parking brake seems to still be on when it is disengaged

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I would recommend that you jack up the front end, and, with the hubs unlocked, turn the front wheels by hand. If either is stiff/hard to turn, you probably have the beginnings of a caliper issue, it may be sticking, rusted, or some issue like that. If one caliper IS stuck, I would def suggest replacing both at the same time, if one is bad, the other cannot be far behind.

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  • Toyota Ed Sep 30, 2008

    If you had a MC issue, the pedal would be real spongy-soft, and go to the floor. No hydraulic pressure. The issue that you have is the MC IS developing pressure, and it has nothing to "move" (ie the caliper pistons/slides/pads), whatever is stuck; hencely the hard pedal condition. The fluid is not pushing what it is supposed to move. Methinks calipers.

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