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2008 Toyota Tacoma Excessive brake pedal

2008 Toyota Tacoma Excessive brake pedal travel and soft brakes. Dealer says brakes meet specs.

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  • sham_rock Mar 06, 2009

    Thanks for the explaination. One question. Are the 07 and 08 Tacoma brake systems the same? The 07 Service Manual provides a procedure to bleed air from the actuator assembly to obtain the proper height or feel of the brake pedal.

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Your dealer is not lying to you.
All of the Toyota product line with ABS has this phenomenon. What Toyota has done is incorporate "Brake Force Distribution" into the braking system. What that means is there is now a sensor on the brake pedal/brake rod, going to the master cylinder. The sensor measures how FAST you press on the brake pedal. This activates the ABS pump, and supplies more brake fluid, harder, to reduce the time needed, such as a "panic stop"; the pedal travel is much longer than you are used to, because of the way they have to measure the speed of the rod being depressed. In actuality, this system is much better than the old system, as it also prevents wheel drag. It just takes a while to get used to. Really, there is nothing to worry about, I explain this same thing to my customers every week.

I hope this helps you out.

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