At 125,000-150,000 miles, the Brake Master Cylinder may need replacing. It is critical to adjust the brake pedal to Master Cylinder pushrod clearance or the brakes can drag and over heat.Google+
Car Problem Reports
Toyota Corolla Brake master cylinder may need replacing at 125,000 miles
Toyota Corolla Problem
Average Mileage: 155,580 mi (90,120 mi - 198,200 mi)
Visitor, 1996 Toyota Corolla, 198,200 mi
Sometime the brake pedal would slowly go down when stopping, with a loss of braking power. This problem would come and go, with months in between occurrences. Pumping the brake would increase braking power.
Visitor, 2003 Toyota Corolla, 90,120 mi
First front right wheel was locked by brakes after stopping at the metering red light going into the freeway.
Drove it to the nearest exit. after I stopped light blue smoke was coming out for a minute or so on the front right side.
Twenty minutes later the brakes released by themselves and was able to drive back home. Bought front brake pads and replaced just the front right side only as I needed to go back to work.
About a month later after I got home noticed the front left wheel was hot. The pads were touching the rotor.
I could feel it the next morning, there was a slight vibration also.
I was told by some friends to replace the calipers. Did that to both wheels. No change.
Now Im told to take it to a garage or dealer as the master cylinder may be at fault.
I have to do that soon.
Visitor, 1995 Toyota Corolla, 150,000 mi
hello, i have the same problem after totallly changing the complete brake system (front and rear), what the mechanic did wrong ? Thank you.