I RECENTLY REPLACED MY BRAKE PADS FRONT ONLY AND...

  • Tiny
  • Anonymous
  • 2006 Mazda Tribute
  • 97,000 miles

I recently replaced my brake pads (front only) and the brakes seem to be much softer now. Ie, I have to push the pedal further to get the desired stopping effect. In response, I bled my front brake lines but it doesn't feel like it helped any.

I don't feel like the brakes aren't working, but like I said, I have to increase the travel of the brake pedal to get the effect. Any advice?

Monday, December 10th, 2012 AT 11:01 PM

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  • Tiny
  • caradiodoc
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Did you have the rotors machined? After retracting the pistons into the calipers, you had to stroke the brake pedal a few times to work them back out until the new pads contacted the rotors. At any time did you press the brake pedal more than half way to the floor?

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Monday, December 10th, 2012 AT 11:33 PM

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