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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-03-06, 11:40 AM Thread Starter
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SOFT BRAKE FEEL! please help

I'm new here, and I've read many threads, but I cannot find one that tells me how to get rid of the VERY SOFT brake pedal feel on my 98 EXPY. If I ever need to stop quickly it will NOT happen. There has to be a solution. Maybe upgrading to brakes from a 2000 model or something. Any help would be appreciated.
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Re: SOFT BRAKE FEEL! please help

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I'm new here, and I've read many threads, but I cannot find one that tells me how to get rid of the VERY SOFT brake pedal feel on my 98 EXPY. If I ever need to stop quickly it will NOT happen. There has to be a solution. Maybe upgrading to brakes from a 2000 model or something. Any help would be appreciated.
If you lack conficence then seek help from a brake specialist , I would think a replacement of fliud as a start would help but it's your life you are betting .
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Thanks for the reply. I will try that first.
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Re: SOFT BRAKE FEEL! please help

I actually just answered that in another thread..my friend had the same problem on his 98', after replacing all rotors with slotted and carbon metallic pads, it still felt soft...I'm into mustangs and they have that problem too, so I figured I'd follow up on that suspision...So we replaced the front flexible rubber lines with stainless steel braided ones...that solved the problem...since expys are so heavy, the front brakes are worked alot and heat up alot, the rubber hose starts having some elasticity with time, so when you hit the brake, pressure expands the caliper piston, but also expands the rubber hoses. This is true for most cars, even if your car brakes fine, if you install braided brake hoses, you will feel a mild difference
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