Complete brake job yet brake seems soft/spongy

Tiny
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  • 2004 GMC ENVOY
  • 130,000 MILES
I did a complete brake job this weekend on my 2004 GMC Envoy which has roughly 136k.

I am the second owner and have never had the brakes serviced.

I did front and back with new rotors and pads, etc.

After the job I could not tell much difference between the old and new brake set up.

I was expecting that the foot brake would be more firm and less like it has been which to me is a bit soft / spongy.

I didn't open the bleeders at all.

I basically opened the bake fluid reservoir while working and used a C-clamp to push the caliper pistons back.

I am wondering if I bleed the brakes out if that may help?

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Sunday, September 15th, 2013 AT 8:58 PM

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Tiny
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Unless there is air in the brake system it won't change. Anything. Does it stop normal?
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Sunday, September 15th, 2013 AT 10:05 PM
Tiny
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It stops. Like I said it really stops no differently than before I changed the brakes.

I had just expected the brake pedal to be more firm with the new set of rotors and pads.
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Monday, September 16th, 2013 AT 6:30 AM
Tiny
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The only Time you really see that is when you have rear shoes and you adjust. Them up.
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Monday, September 16th, 2013 AT 9:17 AM

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