Brakes: Have to press hard to get a little stoppage
I am pretty well versed in mechanics, but wanted to maybe get some input from you guys. I have a '97 SSEi. When pressing my brake pedal, I have to press pretty hard to get a good grab.
Afew times it has hit the floor and the brake light/alert comes on. I figure I may have a master cylinder problem. But before I go throwing a new one in I thought maybe there may be a problem that is somewhat notorious with my car.
Vacuum lines for power brakes may be the culprit, but where are they????
My pads and rotors are good. It has 117k miles on it. Brake fluid looks dirty, but that is typical for this age.