Question about 1988 Toyota Camry

3 Answers

Brake pedal goes to the floor - 1988 Toyota Camry

Posted by on

Ad

3 Answers

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

    Sergeant:

    An expert that has over 500 points.

  • Expert
  • 144 Answers

To find the problem with the brake pedal going to the floor you will need to do a complete brake inspection, pad and shoe wear, brake fluid leaks, or a bad master cylinder

Posted on Oct 02, 2009

Ad
  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.

    Scholar:

    An expert who has written 20 answers of more than 400 characters.

  • Expert
  • 90 Answers

That is a sign of Hydraulic failure. Start by checking the brake master cylinder for signs of leaking, Other typical areas to check are to look under the rear of the car at the inside of the rims for fresh fluid, If one of the rims are wet then you will have a Wheel Cylinder problem.

One trick you can use to check for leaks is to make sure the brake master cylinder is full of Brake Fluid then have someone pump the brake pedal while you look for signs of a leak. Good Luck. Twitter, SwiftAuto If you have anymore questions feel free to ask.

Posted on Oct 02, 2009

Ad
  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Corporal:

    An expert that has over 10 points.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 13 Answers

I had a 2003 Camry and discovered this by rear-ending. I confronted Toyota and they inspected the car at the auto body (repair) shop. their conclusion was everything was OK!?! After pursuing this I managed to get a photo copy of Toyota's explanation of why this is 'NORMAL'. Something about a compound brake linkage. They would not let me keep the copy, though.
Search the NTSA website and you will find a plethora of simular complaints.
I sold the car for this very reason. Had I not paid cash for it I would have lemon-lawed it!!! Guess in retrospect I still could have...
Good luck and stay safe!!!

Posted on Nov 07, 2009

4 Suggested Answers

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

  • 1 Answer

SOURCE: brake pedal goes to floor

YOU NEED TO OPEN THE BLEEDER BOLTS AND LET THE AIR OUT OF THE BRAKE SYSTEM .

Posted on Jun 03, 2009

ftw1952
  • 10319 Answers

SOURCE: brake pedal

You will need to bleed the brake fluid again starting at the furthest wheel cylinder working your way up to the closest to the master cylinder. This way you will remove all air from the lines. Do the master cylinder last. The ABS must be done as well before the master cylinder

Posted on May 23, 2010

  • 2428 Answers

SOURCE: 1994 corolla...brake pedal goes to the floor

Assumeing you have no big leaks in the new brake lines witch you would see because there would brake fluid all over the ground I would say you didn;t bench bleed the new master cylinder There is air in this part when you buy it and you need to get it out before it will work Heres how you do it first you need a kit it consests of plugs that you screw into the holes that the brake lines go into but they have fittings for hoses to plug on to them you put the master cylinder into a vice screw the plugs into the holes put the hoses on the fittings and put the other end of the little hoses into the cylinder resivior fill the resiviors with brake fluid then take some kind of a tool i like to use a 6 inch 3/8 ths socket extentoin because not sharp but you could use a screw driver And push the piotion in from the back of the unit repeataly until you see now more air bubbles coming out of the two little hoses that are in the resiviors like ten or so pushes Then reinstall hook up the lines and bleed at wheel cylinders with wheel cylinder bleeding always start at the fertist wheel and work your way back to the closetes wheel Its not as hard as it may sound good luck

Posted on Nov 11, 2010

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

2 Answers

Brake squishy pedal goes to floor


might be a frozen caliper piston or a lot of air in lines

Apr 13, 2014 | 1997 Subaru Legacy

1 Answer

The brake pedal goes right to the floor


Did you try bleeding the brakes? Sounds like air in the line.

Dec 22, 2012 | 2002 Ford Explorer

1 Answer

What are the proper steps to bleeding your brakes on a 1990 vw golf deisel


For left hand drive vehicles: (If the car does not have ABS system you do not need any diagnostic equipment!)

IMPORTANT NOTE: You need using diagnostic equipment connected to the data link connector of the car in order to bleed the ABS block. Follow instructions by scantool equipment for bleeding the ABS block.


1. This bleeding procedure requires two people. Remove the brake system reservoir cap, and fill up with new brake fluid until "MAX" level is reached.
2. Lift the car, or use a channel for access under vehicle.
3. Put the gearbox in "N" - Neutral position, or in "P" - Parking position for automatic transmission.
4. Start the engine and push the brake pedal firmly for 4 - 5 times to the floor, and maintain the brake pedal pushed to the floor.
5. Begin with the rear right wheel. Another person remove the dust cap and loose the brake caliper bleeding screw until the brake pedal goes to the floor. At this moment maintain the brake pedal pushed to the floor, engine idling, and tight the brake caliper bleeding screw. Use a plastic hose: one end connected to the brake caliper bleeding screw, and another end inside a recovery bottle for used brake fluid.
6. Repeat steps no.#4 and no.#5 until no air flows through the brake caliper bleeding screw. Tight the brake caliper bleeding screw, and put the dust cap in their place.

IMPORTANT NOTE: All the time check the brake fluid level in the brake system reservoir, and fill up if necessary!

7. Push the brake pedal firmly for 4 - 5 times to the floor, and maintain the brake pedal pushed to the floor, engine idling.
8. Continue with the rear left wheel. Another person remove the dust cap and loose the brake caliper bleeding screw until the brake pedal goes to the floor. At this moment maintain the brake pedal pushed to the floor, engine idling, and tight the brake caliper bleeding screw. Use a plastic hose: one end connected to the brake caliper bleeding screw, and another end inside a recovery bottle for used brake fluid.
9. Repeat steps no.#7 and no.#8 until no air flows through the brake caliper bleeding screw. Tight the brake caliper bleeding screw, and put the dust cap in their place.

IMPORTANT NOTE: All the time check the brake fluid level in the brake system reservoir, and fill up if necessary!

10. Push the brake pedal firmly for 4 - 5 times to the floor, and maintain the brake pedal pushed to the floor, engine idling.
11. Continue with the front right wheel. Another person remove the dust cap and loose the brake caliper bleeding screw until the brake pedal goes to the floor. At this moment maintain the brake pedal pushed to the floor, engine idling, and tight the brake caliper bleeding screw. Use a plastic hose: one end connected to the brake caliper bleeding screw, and another end inside a recovery bottle for used brake fluid.
12. Repeat steps no.#10 and no.#11 until no air flows through the brake caliper bleeding screw. Tight the brake caliper bleeding screw, and put the dust cap in their place.

IMPORTANT NOTE: All the time check the brake fluid level in the brake system reservoir, and fill up if necessary!

13. Push the brake pedal firmly for 4 - 5 times to the floor, and maintain the brake pedal pushed to the floor, engine idling.
14. Continue with the front left wheel. Another person remove the dust cap and loose the brake caliper bleeding screw until the brake pedal goes to the floor. At this moment maintain the brake pedal pushed to the floor, engine idling, and tight the brake caliper bleeding screw. Use a plastic hose: one end connected to the brake caliper bleeding screw, and another end inside a recovery bottle for used brake fluid.
15. Repeat steps no.#13 and no.#14 until no air flows through the brake caliper bleeding screw. Tight the brake caliper bleeding screw, and put the dust cap in their place.
16. Now the brakes are bleeded. Check the brake fluid level in the reservoir. Fill up with new brake fluid until "MAX" level is reached. Put back the brake reservoir cap.
17. Test the car brake system. The brake pedal movement no more than 1/3 of total stroke until the floor, when brake pedal is applied. Maximum admissible is 1/2 of total stroke.

Dec 06, 2010 | Volkswagen Golf Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Bleeding front brakes and brake pedal still goes to floor board


Must bleed all four brakes to determine if there is air in the lines.

If after bleeding several times, the brake pedal still goes to the floor board, the master cylinder may be determined to be bad.

Aug 12, 2010 | 2002 Buick LeSabre

1 Answer

Brake pedal goes to floor on first depression; then pumps up fine


Try this,apply the emergency before stepping on the brake.
If this helps the pedal,the rear brakes are out of adjustment.

Jul 01, 2010 | 2000 Saturn L-Series

1 Answer

Brake pedal goes to the floor


check vacumn and\or connections to the vacumn boost cannister.

Apr 21, 2010 | 1985 Ford F150

2 Answers

With motor running, brake pedal goes to floor and swoosh of air is heard


Could be brake booster leaking. When engine is off the brake pedal should be firm and not go to the floor. If the pedal goes to the floor engine off, there may be a master cylinder problem also.

Oct 28, 2009 | 2005 GMC Envoy Xl

1 Answer

Hissing noise pedal goes to the floor


Sounds like a broken brake line. The broken line has emptied your master cylinder leaving you no fluid and that's why the pedal goes to the floor. Very dangerour to drive in this condition, be careful.

Jul 29, 2009 | 1992 Subaru Legacy

1 Answer

Brake pedal will go all the way to the floor


make sure brake fluid is full. then pump brakes for one minuite check the fluid to see if it went down or stayed full. if it went down then check the system for a leak . if it stays full then you will need a new mastercylender . i dont think you have a vacum problem cause this causes a verry stiff brake pedal not one that goes to the floor

Dec 26, 2008 | 1993 Ford Crown Victoria

2 Answers

97 ford e350 brake pedal goes to the floor...


are your rear drums set up? why did you bleed the brakes. when only when you installed new pads?

Sep 11, 2008 | 2002 Ford E350

Not finding what you are looking for?
1988 Toyota Camry Logo

354 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Toyota Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

76132 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22156 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

8273 Answers

Are you a Toyota Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...