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Check Fluid Level and Brake booster vacuum. Because of the importance of brakes in a vehicle I highly recommend getting the Haynes or Chilton's repair manual on your vehicle to follow the troubleshooting and repair guidelines listed in those.

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DTC code C1226


Definition of Diagnostic Trouble Code C1226 Buick: Right Front Excessive Wheel Speed Variation Cadillac: Right Front Excessive Wheel Speed Variation Chevrolet: Right Front Excessive Wheel Speed Variation Chrysler: Brake Pedal Travel Sensor Circuit Dodge: Brake Pedal Travel Sensor Circuit Ford: Brake warning indicator output short circuit to ground. GMC: Right Front Excessive Wheel Speed Variation Jeep: Brake Pedal Travel Sensor Circuit Lincoln: Brake warning indicator output short circuit to ground. Mazda: Brake warning indicator output short circuit to ground. Mercury: Brake warning indicator output short circuit to ground. Mitsubishi: FR inlet valve Oldsmobile: Right Front Excessive Wheel Speed Variation Pontiac: Right Front Excessive Wheel Speed Variation Saturn: Right Front Excessive Wheel Speed Variation Toyota: Open or short in hydraulic brake booster solenoid circuit (SA2/SPC/SPFR/SPFL/SMV1/SMV2/SBAL)

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Clutch pedal travel is excessive. Sits about 2"


A clutch pedal takes MUCH more travel to function correctly, when compared to a brake system...

A clutch needs to be replaced (maybe) when it SLIPS, Chatters, Or fails to release...

Other than that, the clutch will need to be adjusted to allow for total release of the relese bearing when pedal is released, and full disengaugement when pedal is depressed....Have a mechanic look at the adjustement, as proper adjustment gives longer clutch life. This is a periodic adjustment item.

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My break light swithes on sometimes without me even pressing the breaks. The break light also sometimes stays on even when I have taken my feet off the break. I have tried changed the break light switch...


Did you adjust the brake light switch correctly? To adjust the brake light switch, first press the brake pedal down a few inches, then pull the switch plunger rod out of the switch toward the brake pedal arm, as far as you can without using excessive force. Next, return the brake pedal to the pedal stop position against the pedal stop and pull the brake pedal toward the rear to push the brake light switch actuating plunger rod into the switch housing limited by the travel of the brake pedal arm rear travel stop position. This procedure automatically adjusts the brake light switch correctly.
If the brake lights still don't turn off with the brake pedal released, check the brake pedal arm for sticking or binding that is preventing the brake pedal arm from returning fully to the pedal stop when the brake is released.

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Brakes mushy replaiced pads fluid level good when in park press brake pedal accelerates help?


Check for adjustment of brakes, and bleed them... Excessive travel of brake pedal uses vacuum, and that can account for engine speed up.

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I have excessive brake travel, and a hard time 98 chevy blazer


Two issues...
The brake booster has a ruptured diaphragm. Replace the booster.
It is located under the hood between the brake master cylinder and the firewall.

Your master cylinder may be leaking fluid internally past the plunger.
Have it examined when you change the booster.

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Excessive brake pedal travel brake pedal goes almost to the floor before stopping, tried bleeding brakes at the callipers with no difference.


Check the rear brakes are not leaking, or have air in the fluid feed line.
If above OK, it's probably caused by a faulty master cylinder.
(To check :- Slacken off the master cyl feed to the front (then rear) brakes, and observe if any fluid is being delivered - if not it is definitely a master cyl problem).

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Excessive brake pedal travel


pump the brakes a few times they should stiffen right up

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2008 Toyota Tacoma Excessive brake pedal


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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Excessive brake pedal travel and 'soft' brakes


the brakes have to be bleed you wrote that when you start the car the pedal goes to the floor that means the booster is working fine take it back and tell them you want the brakes bleed

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