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1998 Toyota RAV4 Question: MY ABS LIGHT IS NOT ON BUT MY BRAKES DONT SEEM TO BE WORKING RIGHT .ABS MODULE?

 

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OIBARIA, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, Wake Island, HI, January 20, 2014, 09:50
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I HAVE TO PUMP THE PADDLE TWICE TO GET THE BRAKES WORKING,AND DOESN'T HAVE THE ABS FEELING. COULD IT BE THE ABS MODULE THAT IS DUE FOR CHANGE?

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    ProfessorG January 20, 2014, 11:14
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    No; Do you have rear drums, if so they probably need adjusted.

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    OIBARIA, January 21, 2014, 09:30
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    Yes i do have rear drums .i will have to check and adjust however could it be the brake master cylinder that has gone bad?

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    ProfessorG, January 21, 2014, 09:34
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    If it's bad you shouldn't be able to pump it up and it hold pressure. Should keep dropping.

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    OIBARIA, January 21, 2014, 09:57
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    Thanks again ,that eliminates the cylinder .Actually it drops off after i have pumped it a few times to get the pressure up before it starts to drop off again .However when i give a pump (1 stroke) the paddle goes straight to the floor

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    ProfessorG, January 21, 2014, 10:04
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    You're not leaking fluid, correct? Could also air in the lines, but usually when the adjustment is out the pedal has to pump up the slack before it will hold. Once the adjusters have been reset, try it again to see if the pedal drifts.

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    OIBARIA, January 21, 2014, 10:15
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    Thankyou very much ,I'll get back to you as soon as i'm done adjusting,and yes i'm not leaking fluid.

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    ProfessorG, January 21, 2014, 10:19
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    Sounds good

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    OIBARIA, March 07, 2014, 22:17
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    Hi I have been out of net coverage for a while ..I adjusted the rear drums and it did feel a bit ok but reverted back to the old symptoms again after a few days. should I change the master cyclinder for interest?

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    ProfessorG, March 08, 2014, 06:42
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    Yes

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    OIBARIA, March 13, 2014, 10:20
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    OK THANKS WILL UPDATE AS SOON AS AM DONE

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