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Old 09-24-2003, 10:22 PM   #1
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ok the guy that had my car before me said that he had had the brakes tightened, i dont know if its the right way to put it but basically you barely had to touch the pedal to get em to work.since i put the new ones on this isnt so.to get full braking force you have to go to the floor.well at least i think so anyway. i havent had to or dont want to but i mean if your sitting there idling you can push it all the way to the floor.and i mean i can definetely tell theres a difference between before and after.how can i get some of that ease of braking back? it was a little eccentric like if you pushed the pedal 1/2 oe 3/4 of the way down you were goin through the windshield.but i also dont want to have to touch the pedal to the carpet.thanks
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i have the same type of problem...my car seems to like not brake right i duno if the shoes on the drums are bad...or waht...gunan check it out friday!!!
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The first thing you guys should do when your brakes get mushy is bleed them.
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How do we bleed the brakes? I have the same problem as well. I would like the new brake pedal feel again
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i wouldnt think any air wouldve gotten in the lines, its a possibility i guess. there should be a bleeder valve down there somewhere. and i also realized that i had my rotors turned. meaning that theyre a little bit thinner now right? so that could have somethin to do with it. the only thing i can think of is that we took the cap off the brake fluid contained so that when we pushed in the calipers it wouldnt like explode. and maybe some air got in the lines.
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and i also realized that i had my rotors turned. meaning that theyre a little bit thinner now right? so that could have somethin to do with it.
Becareful on how much you turn your rotors down. I went to have mine turned and they were already under specs. I bought a new pair and the brand new one can only be turned once maybe twice. They don't give you very much to cut.
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well i just assumed the guy who turned em knew what he was doin. if i get in an accident and my rotors are at fault im soooooo suing Oreilly
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the place that did the front brakes was ME and their kinda booked up for a while. what i dont understand is i never had this problem till i put new pads and rotors on. i mean i started noticing it like the week after.but i need to check em any way.
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wheres the bleeder valve at? is it on top of the caliper somwhere or what?
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Another good way is to get a clear hose that will fit over the bleader valve. Attach a funnel to the end of the hose and fill up with brake fluid. That way you can see the air bubbles coming out and when you let off the brakes it will suck fluid back in.

This works really good if there is a lot of air in the system for some reason.
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