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Toyota 4Runner: Problem Symptoms Table

PROBLEM SYMPTOMS TABLE

HINT:

Use the table below to help determine the cause of problem symptoms. If multiple suspected areas are listed, the potential causes of the symptoms are listed in order of probability in the "Suspected Area" column of the table. Check each symptom by checking the suspected areas in the order they are listed. Replace parts as necessary.

Brake System

Symptom

Suspected Area

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Low pedal or spongy pedal

Fluid leaks in brake system (for Hydraulic brake booster)

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Fluid leaks in brake system (for Vacuum brake booster)

-

Air in brake system (for Hydraulic brake booster)


Air in brake system (for Vacuum brake booster)


Front brake piston seals (Worn or damaged)


Rear brake piston seals (Worn or damaged)


Hydraulic brake booster (Faulty)


Brake master cylinder (Faulty)


Brake drag

Brake pedal free play (Minimum) (for Hydraulic brake booster)


Brake pedal free play (Minimum) (for Vacuum brake booster)


Parking brake pedal travel (Out of adjustment)


Parking brake wire (Sticking)


Parking brake shoe clearance (Out of adjustment)


Front brake pad (Cracked or distorted)


Rear brake pad (Cracked or distorted)


Front brake piston (Stuck)


Rear brake piston (Stuck)


Front brake piston (Frozen)


Rear brake piston (Frozen)


Parking brake tension or return spring (Faulty)


Hydraulic brake booster (Faulty)


Brake master cylinder (Faulty)


Brake pull

Front brake piston (Stuck)


Rear brake piston (Stuck)


Front brake pad (Oily)


Rear brake pad (Oily)


Front brake piston (Frozen)


Rear brake piston (Frozen)


Front brake disc (Scored)


Rear brake disc (Scored)


Front brake pad (Cracked or distorted)


Rear brake pad (Cracked or distorted)


Hydraulic brake booster (Faulty)


Brake master cylinder (Faulty)


Hard pedal but brake inefficient

Fluid leaks in brake system (for Hydraulic brake booster)

-

Fluid leaks in brake system (for Vacuum brake booster)

-

Air in brake system (for Hydraulic brake booster)


Air in brake system (for Vacuum brake booster)


Front brake pad (Worn)


Rear brake pad (Worn)


Front brake pad (Cracked or distorted)


Rear brake pad (Cracked or distorted)


Front brake pad (Oily)


Rear brake pad (Oily)


Front brake pad (Glazed)


Rear brake pad (Glazed)


Front brake disc (Scored)


Rear brake disc (Scored)


Hydraulic brake booster (Faulty)


Brake master cylinder (Faulty)


Noise from brakes

Front brake pad (Cracked or distorted)


Rear brake pad (Cracked or distorted)


Front brake installation bolt (Loose)


Rear brake installation bolt (Loose)


Front brake disc (Scored)


Rear brake disc (Scored)


Rear brake pad support plate (Loose)


Front brake pad (Dirty)


Rear brake pad (Dirty)


Front brake pad (Glazed)


Rear brake pad (Glazed)


Parking brake tension or return spring (Faulty)


Front brake anti-squeal shim (Damaged)


Rear brake anti-squeal shim (Damaged)


Parking brake shoe hold-down spring (Damaged)


Precaution
PRECAUTION CAUTION: Care must be taken to replace each part properly as it could affect the performance of the brake system and result in a driving hazard. Replace the parts with parts having th ...

Hydraulic Brake Booster
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Replacement
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