EXCESSIVE BRAKE PEDAL TRAVEL

  • Tiny
  • ronrivera
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Thanks for all your help. Will post the results if the dealer can locate the problem. It just seemed odd to me that after changing rotors and pads all around that the car would develop a stopping problem. This was just preventive maintenance and the car didn't actually need pads or rotors at this time. The car actually stopped better before.

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Thursday, October 4th, 2012 AT 9:19 PM
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  • saturntech9
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I have seen some of the aftermarket brake pads cause extra brake pedal travel. Do you have the old brake pads?

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Thursday, October 4th, 2012 AT 9:24 PM
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  • ronrivera
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No, I had no reason to keep the old pads and I assume my tech threw them out by now. That's an odd one but I did have Raybestos on the front, replaced at about 70,000 miles without a problem and the rear's were a no name brand thrown on by a shop I really didn't care for.

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Thursday, October 4th, 2012 AT 11:48 PM
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  • KHLow2008
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Were the old pads worn evenly or sloped?

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Friday, October 5th, 2012 AT 12:07 AM
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I think evenly but the front rotors were definitely warped.

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Friday, October 5th, 2012 AT 12:09 AM
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  • KHLow2008
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What you need to do now is to check if the slider bolts are seized. Quite often when there are insufficient lubricants on them, they tend to stck when new pads are installed. One more thing to check would be the handbrake cables.

I have seen many cases of wrong adjustment whereby the rear brakes would not self adjust and this would also result in low brake pedal.

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Friday, October 5th, 2012 AT 12:55 AM
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If they live where they salt the roads then the ebrake cables seize caliper pins etc.

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Friday, October 5th, 2012 AT 4:05 AM
  • Tiny
  • ronrivera
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OK. Thanks for all the replies guys! I just returned from my local Honda dealer. Their recommendation afer bleeding the brake lines was for me to go back to my local mechanic that installed a new Master Cyl or let them, the dealer, install a "Honda" Master Cylinder. My local mechanis installed a brand new "Wagner" Master Cylinder last week after receiving a bad one from the warehouse initially.
At this point, I think I need a local pro to REALLY check things out!

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Friday, October 5th, 2012 AT 2:46 PM
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  • KHLow2008
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New parts failing are not news and that is a logical explanation and since they have inspected the problem, we believe the diagnosis should be correct.

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Friday, October 5th, 2012 AT 2:58 PM
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I would go with the dealers diagnosis.

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Friday, October 5th, 2012 AT 5:17 PM

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