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Old 04-02-2003, 12:58 AM
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Question Brake pedal

Dont know if its just me or if its real......Last week I put on my summer rims and in the process, checked all brakes and only needed to replace one rear pad because it got misaligned and was touching a bit.

For some reason now, the brake pedal needs to be depressed a bit more especially when reversing. Is there something going wrong or will it go back to normal? It needs to be a bit more firm.

I hope I am not exiting the hwy one day and I step on the pedal and nothing happens!!!!!

Is it a master cylinder or something?

Any suggestions?
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Old 04-02-2003, 12:00 PM
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I suggest having your brake fluid flushed and changed, not only for peace of mind, but to make sure its clean and working properly.

Also have brake hoses checked, a worn hose can expand too much.

Pedal depressing further can happen if pads are more worn.

If it were me, I'd change the pads on both sides, front and rear, and have the brake fluid flushed and replaced, and the system bled.

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Ya I have to get it looked at but just so busy with other things.
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when my master cylinder went out, I would have my foot down and the brake pedal would sink to the floor and the car would start creeping forward gives you a little surprise, especially if you're waiting at a stoplight!
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what would some of you do if you were lets say exiting the freeway and all of a sudden no brakes inlcuding the parking brake?
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Old 04-02-2003, 05:25 PM
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downshift and start praying!!!
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Old 04-02-2003, 06:34 PM
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Apply the parking brake. Keep one hand at the release if the rear wheels block.

Downshift all the way. Rather replace a broke tranny than the whole vehicle.

If further braking is required, touch the guardrail. If there is no guardrail, look for an escape route (open field, whatever)

Avoid any head on collision

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Old 04-02-2003, 07:26 PM
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i dont want to think about it!


Well, me and my dad checked it out and he said its just me and he wished to have brakes as good as on my car! The brake pads still have life on them left but arent new, therefore making a slight difference. I also topped up on the brake fluid and leaks in the system were checked he said, when the summer rims were put on.
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moved to tech help cuz that's where questions like this belong
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I post it in the open discussion because its where the most replies come from.
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I post it in the open discussion because its where the most replies come from.
yea but that's a bad habit
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this thread has gone to hell..........thank you very much!
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There are sections in the forum for the purpose of organisation. It's not my fault more people frequent the open forum.

but maybe nobody is replying since the problem is resolved Your dad said so too!
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