BRAKE SYSTEM PROBLEM SYMPTOMS TABLE

Use the table below to help determine the cause of the problem. The number indicate the priority of the likely cause of the problem. Check each part in order. If necessary, replace these parts.

BRAKE SYSTEM (with Disc Brake)
Symptom Suspected Area See page
Low pedal or spongy pedal Fluid leaks in brake system -
Air in brake system *1
Piston seals (Worn or damaged) (FRONT)

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Piston seals (Worn or damaged) (REAR)

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Master cylinder (Faulty) *2
Brake drag Brake pedal free play (Insufficient) *3
Parking brake lever travel (Out of adjustment) *4
Parking brake cable (Sticking)

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Parking brake shoe clearance (Out of adjustment) *4
Pad (Cracked or distorted) (FRONT)

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Pad (Cracked or distorted) (REAR)

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Piston (Stuck) (FRONT)

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Piston (Stuck) (REAR)

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Piston (Seized) (FRONT)

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Piston (Seized) (REAR)

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Vacuum leaks in booster system *5
Master cylinder (Faulty) *2
Brake pull Piston (Stuck) (FRONT)

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Piston (Stuck) (REAR)

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Pad (Oily) (FRONT)

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Pad (Oily) (REAR)

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Piston (Seized) (FRONT)

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Piston (Seized) (REAR)

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Disc (Scored) (FRONT)

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Disc (Scored) (REAR)

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Pad (Cracked or distorted) (FRONT)

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Pad (Cracked or distorted) (REAR)

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Hard pedal but brake inefficient Fluid leaks in brake system -
Air in brake system *1
Pad (Worn) (FRONT)

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Pad (Worn) (REAR)

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Pad (Cracked or distorted) (FRONT)

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Pad (Cracked or distorted) (REAR)

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Pad (Oily) (FRONT)

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Pad (Oily) (REAR)

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Pad (Glazed) (FRONT)

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Pad (Glazed) (REAR)

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Disc (Scored) (FRONT)

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Disc (Scored) (REAR)

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Vacuum leaks in booster system *5
Noise from brakes Pad (Cracked or distorted) (FRONT)

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Pad (Cracked or distorted) (REAR)

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Cylinder mounting bolt (Loose) (FRONT)

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Caliper support bolt (Loose) (REAR)

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Disc (Scored) (FRONT)

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Disc (Scored) (REAR)

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Pad support plate (Loose) (FRONT)

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Pad support plate (Loose) (REAR)

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Sliding pin (Worn) (FRONT)

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Sliding pin (Worn) (REAR)

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Pad (Dirty) (FRONT)

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Pad (Dirty) (REAR)

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Pad (Glazed) (FRONT)

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Pad (Glazed) (REAR)

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Anti-squeal shim (Damaged) (FRONT)

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Anti-squeal shim (Damaged) (REAR)

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*1: See Pub. No. RM1008E, page 32-4

*2: See Pub. No. RM1008E, page 32-10

*3: See Pub. No. RM1008E, page 32-7

*4: See Pub. No. RM1008E, page 33-2

*5: See Pub. No. RM1008E, page 32-17