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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-06-06, 11:55 PM Thread Starter
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Spongey Brake Pedal in EL Fairmont

g'day,

in my el fairmont i can push the brake pedal all the way to the floor. is this normal? i can still lock the brakes when travelling, but to me, being able to push the pedal all the way to the floor isn't normal.

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-07-06, 06:38 AM
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Re: Spongey Brake Pedal in EL Fairmont

checked the Oil level? Sounds like you may have air in the system. If its ABS Make sure you know what your doing before you attempt to bleed the brakes..

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Re: Spongey Brake Pedal in EL Fairmont

plenty of fluid mate. i bled the system not that long ago. im gonna be putting new rotors on the rear soon so i'll put new fluid in it then and see what happens.

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Re: Spongey Brake Pedal in EL Fairmont

Check the caliper slides. Would almost put money on it that at least one of your front caliper slides are seized. Have seen this MANY times.
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