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Soft pedal after bake pad install


 
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Post: #1   PostPosted: Sat Apr 15, 2017 9:25 pm    Post subject: Soft pedal after bake pad install Reply with quote

Replaced my brake pads and rotors today, now the pedal is soft and going to the floor. I tried to bleed the the best I could without a 2nd helper, it's a little better but still travels too far. Should I just keep bleeding or could it be another problem? No leaks anywhere, just hoping it's not the booster or master cylinder going bad.
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Post: #2   PostPosted: Sun Apr 16, 2017 6:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Maybe not the issue, but is it just the pads being pushed into place? Usually when you push the pistons back, to put the new pads in, and to get them to clear the new rotor, there will be no pedal until they travel out far enough to make contact.

Then you should get a firm pedal. But if you have pumped them continuously, and still have a soft pedal, then something else is wrong. It should only take about 4 or 5 pumps at the most to get the pads to contact the rotor.
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Post: #3   PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 8:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How are you bleeding them by yourself?
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