SOFT BRAKES AFTER PAD REPLACEMENT

1993 Ford Escort

Tiny

zack ss

November, 5, 2008 AT 11:05 PM

1993 Ford Escort

After replacing front brake pads and bleeding brakes, brake pedal goes more than halfway to floor and brake action is weak (longer stopping distance). Have rebled brake lines numerous times, adjusted rear brake travel, replaced master cylinder and rebled brakes, and had car to two shops (including Ford dealer (both have bled brakes), and last try was Ford dealer replacing rear wheel cylinders, and original problem persists. What am I missing?

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1 Answer

Tiny

mhpautos

November, 6, 2008 AT 3:13 AM

HI there,
Get hold of 3 brake line clamps and clamp off all 3 flexi brake hoses, if the pedal is high and hard the master is OK, take of one clamp at a time and test, if the pedal falls away dramatically you have located the problem circuit try this next.

Mark (mhpautos)

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