98 4cyl camry 145k-brake pedal sinking

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Old 03 Nov 2004, 10:57 pm   #1 (permalink)
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Default 98 4cyl camry 145k-brake pedal sinking

i have not noticed any brake fluid or any leaks. brake cyl fluid level
proper.
if it is worn front pads wouldn't there be a loud scapping noise from
the pad warning thingamajigs? rear pads repl about 30k miles ago.
pedal seems to go very low and when i stop and pump it up it returns
to a more normal height. it now travels a good 2 to 2.5 inches. it
feels as if the pedal will go all the way to
the floor. a really queasy sensation and possibly fatal. i changed the
front pads about 30k miles ago. do 60% hgwy driving.
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Old 04 Nov 2004, 05:19 am   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: 98 4cyl camry 145k-brake pedal sinking

If the fluid level is ok, try bleeding the
air out of the brake lines. if that does
not fix it suspect the master cylinder.
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Old 04 Nov 2004, 07:01 am   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: 98 4cyl camry 145k-brake pedal sinking

As rob mur said, but get it looked at now, your master could fail and No
brakes....

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Old 04 Nov 2004, 06:17 pm   #4 (permalink)
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Default Re: 98 4cyl camry 145k-brake pedal sinking

IT's the master cylinder.
it's working as an engine cylinder letting the oil pass; hence, very low
compression.

Replace it or havet replaced ASAP!!!

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> i have not noticed any brake fluid or any leaks. brake cyl fluid level
> proper.
> if it is worn front pads wouldn't there be a loud scapping noise from
> the pad warning thingamajigs? rear pads repl about 30k miles ago.
> pedal seems to go very low and when i stop and pump it up it returns
> to a more normal height. it now travels a good 2 to 2.5 inches. it
> feels as if the pedal will go all the way to
> the floor. a really queasy sensation and possibly fatal. i changed the
> front pads about 30k miles ago. do 60% hgwy driving.



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Old 05 Nov 2004, 12:24 am   #5 (permalink)
Dick Byrd
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Default Re: 98 4cyl camry 145k-brake pedal sinking

There is an adjustment to lengthen the rod between the brake pedal and the
master cylinder. You do it down above the pedal. Just loosen a locknut (14
mm I think) and turn the threaded rod a few turns to lengthen it. Then
reset the locknut.

Dick

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>i have not noticed any brake fluid or any leaks. brake cyl fluid level
> proper.
> if it is worn front pads wouldn't there be a loud scapping noise from
> the pad warning thingamajigs? rear pads repl about 30k miles ago.
> pedal seems to go very low and when i stop and pump it up it returns
> to a more normal height. it now travels a good 2 to 2.5 inches. it
> feels as if the pedal will go all the way to
> the floor. a really queasy sensation and possibly fatal. i changed the
> front pads about 30k miles ago. do 60% hgwy driving.



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Old 05 Nov 2004, 07:01 am   #6 (permalink)
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humblejohn@anonymous.to (spamlapper) wrote in message news:<46e879b6.0411032057.19d7cf4b@posting.google. com>...
> i have not noticed any brake fluid or any leaks.


You need a rebuild kit or replacement master cylinder.
The seals wear and lose the ability to hold pressure internally.
However, regular brake fluid changes can help forestall this.
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Old 05 Nov 2004, 07:38 am   #7 (permalink)
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"spamlapper" <humblejohn@anonymous.to> wrote in message
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> i have not noticed any brake fluid or any leaks. brake cyl fluid level
> proper.
> if it is worn front pads wouldn't there be a loud scapping noise from
> the pad warning thingamajigs? rear pads repl about 30k miles ago.
> pedal seems to go very low and when i stop and pump it up it returns
> to a more normal height. it now travels a good 2 to 2.5 inches. it
> feels as if the pedal will go all the way to
> the floor. a really queasy sensation and possibly fatal. i changed the
> front pads about 30k miles ago. do 60% hgwy driving.


A further question within this original.

I have a 95 CAMRY 69k Miles.

No engine running and brake pedal pumped a few times it is nice and hard
and feels hard. Only a small mechanical movement which I think is the push
rod
to piston.
What aprox amount should the pedal go down when engine is started
and you are pressing as you start up.

Brakes are fine its just passed annual UK test station.
It does seem to drop on engine start more than I remember
when I bought it new.

Thanks again.

johnny UK.




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