Why won't my compression hold in my brake


Asked by Jan 11, 2014 at 01:17 PM about the 1997 Toyota Tercel 2 Dr CE Coupe

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

5 Answers


Is the pedal going to the floor?




You have a busted brake line or the master cylinder is bad. Fill it up with brake fluid and pump up the pedal.Look to see if it runs out on the ground. If no leaks,the master cylinder is bad.


Already did both of those


Did you bench bleed the master cylinder before installing?

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • 1987 rear brake lights stay on with the ignition switch off. 3 answers

    The brake lights stay on with the ignition switch off and all lights turned off. What causes this? I was informed that it is the micro switch for the brakes. If so, where is that located?

    1987 Toyota Tercel 2 Dr STD Coupe


    Maintenance & Repair

  • car is dying at idle 3 answers

    After my 1994 tercel is warmed up,it has begun to die or sputter and die when I stop and try to go,runs ok when moving at speed.Idle seems a little low ,not sure what to check vacum leak,EGR valve,oxy...

    1994 Toyota Tercel 4 Dr DX Sedan


    Maintenance & Repair

  • Brake system maintenance 1 answer

    I have a 20-year old Toyota Tercel with 103K miles. It runs well. Last week, the brake didn't work. I changed a brake hose because it was leaking and I am going to change the other 3 brake hoses soo...

    1997 Toyota Tercel 4 Dr CE Sedan


    Maintenance & Repair

  • are the back lights and brake lights in 1994 tercel same or different bulbs? 1 answer

    back lights and brakes not working- no fuse blown or missing

    1994 Toyota Tercel


    Maintenance & Repair

  • What is reasonable price to sell 1984 Tercel Hatchback 82,500 miles, Original owner 7 answers

    Manual 4 speed Transmission. Radio. New tires, reconditioned AC, New clutch, brakes. Original owner. Covered floors with carpet immediately after purchase, so original vinyl underneath is undisturbe...

    1984 Toyota Tercel 2 Dr STD Hatchback


    Shopping & Pricing


Looking for a Used Tercel in your area?

CarGurus has 36 nationwide Tercel listings and the tools to find you a great deal.


Search Toyota Tercel Questions

Toyota Tercel Experts

#1 tropikalpirate
Reputation 220
#2 98DAK
Reputation 200
#3 Js08016
Reputation 140
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Toyota Corolla"
1,412 Great Deals out of 67,098 listings starting at $1,295
Used Toyota Camry"
1,590 Great Deals out of 98,367 listings starting at $895
Used Toyota Celica"
6 Great Deals out of 424 listings starting at $1,195
Used Honda Civic"
1,143 Great Deals out of 59,092 listings starting at $995
Used Toyota RAV4"
1,185 Great Deals out of 49,062 listings starting at $2,499
Used Toyota Tacoma"
617 Great Deals out of 30,502 listings starting at $2,850
Used Nissan Sentra"
860 Great Deals out of 49,786 listings starting at $500
Used Toyota 4Runner"
367 Great Deals out of 18,996 listings starting at $2,200
Used Toyota Supra"
54 listings starting at $36,995
Used Volkswagen Jetta"
647 Great Deals out of 32,377 listings starting at $1,200