Mechanics

EXCESSIVE BRAKE PEDAL TRAVEL

2002 Honda Accord • 131,500 miles

Pads, Rotors & Master Cylinder replaced by my local mechanic but excessive brake pedal travel remains a problem. I brought it to the Honda dealer and they flushed the brake fluid system and bled the lines but that did not resolve the issue, Is there anything else that can be causing such a long brake?
The car is 2002 Accord Coupe EX-V6
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Ronrivera
October 4, 2012.



That seems to be the theory from 2 other local mechanics as well. Nothing but the OEM Master Cylinder works correctly.


Tiny
Ronrivera
Oct 5, 2012.
Coming from the dealer they should know what needs to be oem. Sometimes only oem parts work.


Saturntech9
Oct 5, 2012.
So the dealer was wrong.A Honda OEM master cylinder made little difference in the feel of the brake pedal. I replaced the rubber brake lines which helped a little and had the brakes bled 4 times. The latest local diagnosis says I should use Centric OE brake pads up front and that may alleviate the problem. Really? The new ones that went in less than 500 miles ago were Raybestos Quiet Stop. Is a different manufacturers pad really going to make any difference?


Tiny
Ronrivera
Oct 26, 2012.
Brake pad quality would affect the braking performance but not the low brake pedal. If it is llow pedal travle that is causing the problem, I would again suggest checking the brake caliper slider bolts and caliper pistons for seizure.

The front brakes would be more likely to cause poor braking efficiency.


KHLow2008
Oct 27, 2012.
You could also take it somewhere that has the gauge to test caliper clamp force and fluid Pressure to the calipers etc.


Saturntech9
Oct 27, 2012.
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