96 EF Futura
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Now Residing in Brisbane
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Ever since I have owned my EA ( around 9 months now ) it has always had a relatively soft brake pedal which, if pumped a few times will become nice and hard. It has always been accompanied by a shudder, if slowing down to a complete stop the car sort of, jerks.
I recently replaced the master cylinder hoping to solve the soft pedal, didnt work.
I also noticed today that after bleeding the system, i started the car and as I started to move I could hear a slight squeal from the front left wheel, sounded like the brake was slightly sticking.
My question is where should I start?
I have booked the car in for a vacuum bleed tomorrow but I may cancel that and replace it with a diagnosis instead, as I dont think it wil solve the problem.
Should I try, removing the rear calipers and bleeding them with the valve upright?
Whats the best way to check if the caliper is sticking?
Will a warped rotor cause a soft pedal? I can see score marks evenly spaced around the right rear rotor, oh and it happens to be the same wheel that the *&khead tyre guy overtightened the wheels nuts!
Any info on where to start, what to look out for, what to do would be great
EDIT: I was thinking that perhaps the warped rotor was causing pad knock back, but the thing is it happens when stationary, If I have the engine idling and i ress the pedal it will be soft, Ill pump it up so its firm, then after another 5 or so seconds it will be soft again.
Lets go find that Hotdog tree I planted
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Last edited by SiX_iN_a_RoW; 06-30-2003 at 04:38.