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Old 02-12-2006, 02:40 AM   #1
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Hi people hpoe you can help me
i had new rear brake pad'* fitted to my motor last july i have done about 1500 miles on them as it does'nt get used through the winter.
pulled it out of the garage and the pedal fill'* very spongy (sorry also had brake fluid changed) it'* like it has air in the systerm do think that lying it up for the winter has affected it
also the parking brake you have to push the pedal all the way down to make it hold
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As for the pad feeling spongy? Get it out on the road, do some gradual braking, then get up to highway speed and brake from there also. Assuming you had this car stored for a length of time w/o driving it, all the fluids settle, not matter what they do.
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Good to hear from someone in a different country. It'* common for cars like Camaros and Mustangs to be exported but I wouldn't have guessed someone exported a Bonneville. How did your car come to be in the UK and how do you drive a left hand drive car in a right hand drive country?
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You need to bleed the brakes from the sounds of things.
Start with the furthest one from the master brake cylinder and work your way in, ie rear passenger, rear driver side, passenger front then drivers side front.
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Good to hear from someone in a different country. It'* common for cars like Camaros and Mustangs to be exported but I wouldn't have guessed someone exported a Bonneville. How did your car come to be in the UK and how do you drive a left hand drive car in a right hand drive country?
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I would assume this feeling is sponger than usual? Right?
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As for the pad feeling spongy? Get it out on the road, do some gradual braking, then get up to highway speed and brake from there also. Assuming you had this car stored for a length of time w/o driving it, all the fluids settle, not matter what they do.
the motor went on a 1000 mile trip to france and they still didn't feel right when we got back
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You need to bleed the brakes from the sounds of things.
Start with the furthest one from the master brake cylinder and work your way in, ie rear passenger, rear driver side, passenger front then drivers side front
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the brakes had the fluid changed when the rear disc pads where changed so i would assume they would had bleed them all out
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I would assume this feeling is sponger than usual? Right?
yeah it seem'* to all braking on the front

thank'* guy'* for your replys the brakes were done by company that do all the american servicemens motors from lakenheath and mildenhall air base'* in suffolk so are usellay pretty good but when i tax the motor i will take it back and ask them to check through the systerm for air or if there is anything else wrong
ps dont get chance to work on it myself to busy at work on permanant call out
many thank'* guy'*
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