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I have another 98 Tacoma with ABS and was wondering if anyone had converted one to manual brakes, my 99 is very similar and it looks like I would have to reroute a few brake lines and purchase another non ABS master cylinder. My reason behind this is that the ABS pump is bad, causing a hard pedal, and the repair parts are a little over priced. I would leave rear mechanical ABS the same, simply do away with other ABS equipment, as far as the light is concerned, I would simply remove the bulb. Keep in mind that this is a utility truck used for work, and sees alot of offroading.
 

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What if you just disabed it? I would have to imagine that the brakes would still be 100% functional without the ABS, at least I'd hope so! I guess you don't want the indicator light on constantly?
 

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Its pretty much disabled now, I think the valves are stuck in the ABS unit, causing the hard pedal. If valves are stuck, then you are essentially pushing against them when pedal is depressed. I think the ABS unit is designed to operate and or break in a position that will still allow 100% braking, but with increased pedal force, it almost feels like the brake booster is not working, but I am positive it is.
 

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I say head to the junkyard and take a master cylinder off a creamed '98 or compatible. Just watch out for the junkyard dog, he's *almost* as mean as Leroy Brown you know.
 

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Hell, I would most likely just get a new master cylinder, they dont cost that much! I just want to make sure there isnt something I am missing while doing the conversion, something I am not thinking about.
 

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GoodyearMTR said:
Hell, I would most likely just get a new master cylinder, they dont cost that much! I just want to make sure there isnt something I am missing while doing the conversion, something I am not thinking about.
I would be checking into any connections from the ABS to the ECU...
 

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I checked those today, everything looked good, I checked with my Fluke, used as much info from Toyota Service manual I could without some of the special tools listed.
 

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I say head to the junkyard and take a master cylinder off a creamed '98 or compatible. Just watch out for the junkyard dog, he's *almost* as mean as Leroy Brown you know.
A master cylinder is not going to fix a faulty ABS pump as he stated..
 

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You have any ideas on what I should do rather then replacing ABS parts?
 

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I got this issue resolved, I called Tyota parts and the ABS actuator was $1330.00, I managed to find one in Texas at a junkyard for $75, I guess I will stick with Anti-Stop brakes.
 
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