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 Post subject: Brake Pedal Travel
Posted: Tue Apr 19, 2011 11:47 am 
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Ride: EF XR6 Wagon, AU2 XR6 VCT

Power: 148 rwkw

Location: Auckland
New Zealand

What's normal for brake pedal travel before the car starts slowing down? On my AU, it takes only a coupla millimetres of push before the brakes start working. But on the EF, it takes at least 2cm of movement. I thought I must have a dodgy master cylinder on the EF (it is 16 years old, after all). But I drove a brand new G6E the other day, and it's the same as the EF - takes a coupla cms before anything happens. Is this all within the normal range? Or is it something that can be adjusted? Are the AU's brakes too "tight"? Thanks.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Brake Pedal Travel
Posted: Tue Apr 19, 2011 12:16 pm 
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Ride: EL Fairmont, VFR400 racer

Power: 144 rwkw

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...mine has a lengthy travel before it bites, never really measured it. Compared to other cars I have driven (smaller cars, such as Corolla, Camry, Civic etc), the pedal travel is definitely longer in the EL. Everytime I drive a Toyota or a Honda, the pedal travel is so small that when I push on it lightly (well I think it was lightly in comparison) the brakes bite and just jolts to a stop. So I have to tread even lighter on the pedal for a smooth stop...do that in the EL and you just flash the rear brakes but the car keeps rolling.

 

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