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 Post subject: Brake Pedal Soft?
Posted: Tue Nov 24, 2009 3:48 pm 
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Hey guys recently my brakes have been shuddering and i thought it was because there was air in all the lines but today i bled the rear brakes and air only came out of the Left side and the right side was fine ! So now my pedal is soft not heaps sensative and doesnt give the spongy/air feeling. Also i couldnt find out what way the front bleeders went so thats the reason i didnt do the fronts !

So is the soft pedal i have fine to drive around with?

 

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 Post subject: Re: Brake Pedal Soft?
Posted: Wed Dec 16, 2009 3:04 pm 
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i wouldnt if i was you, probly best to take it to a brake place if bleeding didnt do it

 

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Posted: Wed Dec 16, 2009 3:09 pm 
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Check the rotors. If it is shuddering, then 99% of the time you will have warped rotors

 

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 Post subject: Re: Brake Pedal Soft?
Posted: Wed Dec 16, 2009 3:47 pm 
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soft pedal is from air in the system, from when u changed masters, needs bleeding more front and rear.
shuddering in the steering is front discs, shuddering in the brake pedal is rear discs
only costs $55 for the mobile guy to machine them on the car, thats the pair.
just have your car jacked up calipers hanging to one side and axles stands under the body, takes 10mins per side
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Posted: Wed Dec 16, 2009 4:02 pm 
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the fronts are the same as the back how couldnt you figure that? and yea it would still have air in lines
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 Post subject: Re: Brake Pedal Soft?
Posted: Wed Dec 16, 2009 7:08 pm 
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Try get it fixed as soon as possible... You don't want to slam the brakes really hard and find that it's only pushing air, and your not braking... Trust me it's not fun.
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Posted: Fri Dec 18, 2009 10:17 pm 
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Did the brake fluid look like this before you started????? Not good!!!!

 

 

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Posted: Fri Dec 18, 2009 10:50 pm 
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Nope it looked in between that and a clear yellow ! but still it is bad !

 

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Posted: Fri Dec 18, 2009 11:05 pm 
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Does it look like this now???

 

 

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Posted: Fri Dec 18, 2009 11:40 pm 
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elf100capri wrote:
only costs $55 for the mobile guy to machine them on the car, thats the pair.


got any more info on this? need to get mine done soon. just a mobile service van? like lubmobile?

 

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Posted: Sat Dec 19, 2009 12:49 am 
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here in sa theres a guy who advertises in the local paper, ive used him 3 times, $45 for front or rear pair machined. went up to $55 pair in october. there are also a couple more that advertise in the yellow pages under brake and clutch services. all mobile vans, they have another lathe in the back of their vans for hard to do discs or can do your rears in the van whilst doing the fronts on the car.
you just need your car jacked up wheels off and on axle stands with the calipers haging to 1 side.
he bolts his machine to your hub/disc and machines them on the car, takes about 10-15 mins depending on whether he needs to take a 2nd pass or not
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Posted: Sat Dec 19, 2009 10:19 am 
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cjh wrote:
Does it look like this now???


I wish !

 

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Posted: Sat Dec 19, 2009 10:26 am 
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do more skids it'll harden you up
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