1994 Buick Park Avenue 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 127000 miles
replaced front pads, rotors, and caliper pins to start. Pedal got firmer but just as heavy to operate. Pedal is NOT rock hard so booster should be fine.
next, rear shoes, adjusters, and springs were replaced. Mechanism was lubricated w/ high temp grease. Again pedal got firmer and brakes felt smoother but heavy just the same.
recently stumbled onto several websites suggesting that excessive pedal effort is often due to worn shoes and drums. Since the shoes were just done would replacing the drums be the next logical step?
when car is in park brake pedal moves easily enough - not overly hard or soft. When braking it does not feel rock hard like a bad booster or when the engine is not running. When driving, the pedal travels normally but brakes require a lot of effort to operate causing my right leg to get tired.
have the same problem?
Monday, April 19th, 2010 AT 4:02 PM