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This is a like new car 65Kmiles I just got from a little old lady that bought it new. I noticed the brake pedal was lower than I like but the brakes work well and stop straight. I replaced front pads with ceramic ones but the old ones were not 1/2 worn at most. No change in the pedal. Today I pulled rear drums and cleaned and adjusted them up. Still no change. I have done some research and this seems to be a common issue with these cars. Other than the master cylinder what else can it be? Thanks in advance


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Flushing mine did nothing for the pedal
Still after 10 yrs it was time
I ran more then 2 quarts through it including cycling the abs

I have had lots of vehicles in my life, just sold a 2002 Nissan Maxima with 192K and never flushed the brake fluid. So I guess I'm skeptical but will do it just to satisfy my curiosity


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flush/replace brake fluid?
Gentlemen!


Do not confuse apples and oranges. The pedal height is how Toyota has designed it. For a 65000 miles car it suppose to be like new. If it is not check out the specification and adjust it. You can find them in the FSM. If you do not have FSM you can find them in Haynes, Chiltons or similar.


Brake fluid, brake pads, etc. are maintenance items. If you plan on keeping the car - replace them when necessary. Replacing brake pads at half of their thickness is not a smart move but since it has been done do not bother with it anymore. Make sure you lubricate the slide pins.


Good luck,
Sam
 
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