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Old 07-08-2006, 01:28 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by Darrel
yes, bleeding the breaks would be my next shot at it, although i DID bleed a lot of fluid out of them (about 6 Oz each). now the pedal is only soft for the first push, if i let up and push again its nice and firm and the breaks work great. thats why i thought it needs adjustment

oh, and tools? yea, pliars (two pair), screw driver, wrenches, hammer, and air chisel...
This sounds very familiar. Did you do the self-adjustment after?
Try backing up quickly for a few feet, then braking moderately hard. Do this several times, and that might take care of the problem.
The self-adjusting star-nut on the rear brakes is operated by the shoes being torqued to the rear, and all the manuals will recommend this procedure after a brake job.
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