1993 Chevy Lumina V6 mileage: 84,200. I just got the front and rear brakes replaced today. They also had to replace the front calipers. When I picked up my car and drove away, I noticed that I had to push the brake pedal down almost all the way to come to a complete stop. It also made a sloshing noise (which I took to be that they were still "bleeding"). I wasn't expecting to have to push the pedal so far down, I have to press it farther than when the old, bad brakes were on there. The mechanic told me that the pads were semi-metallic and would take about 100 miles or so for them to mold to the drums. I've not heard of this before. I just want to make sure I'm able to stop!
Wednesday, January 12th, 2011 AT 8:49 PM