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Old 11-05-2002, 02:02   #1 (permalink)
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what are my breaks surpose to feel like

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just wondering ,i have an EB2 S what are my breaks surpose to feel like my old man has a AU as a work car and his breaks are pretty good compared to mine,mine have to be really pushed hard to get it to stop and i can't get them to lock up,but my old man's will.anyone got any ideas??
i just got DBA slotted rotors and bendix peromax pads about 2 months ago.

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soft pedal usually indicates a leak somewhere or air in the system also caused by a fluid leak ( master cylinder, caliper pistons etc )
Hard pedal indicates a faulty booster or blocked booster vacuum filter/hoses etc

is the pedal firm or does it feel a little spongy?
if it feels a little spongy at first but gets firmer the harder you push I'd say your M/cylinder is starting to feel its age, which is common for a car of this age.....may want to go to a brake mob and see what they say just to be on the safe side
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ive only had the car a few months i replaced the mastercylinder when i got it,it feels a bit spongy but it is really hard to push to get the car to stop.
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This might be silly, but is the vacuum for the power assist connected?
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The brakes on the Au will feel way better than yours, my old man has got an EL falcon and you only have touch the brake pedal and everybody comes lurching from their seats.

My car is an EB XR6 and the brakes are in good condition but still feel nothing like the EL.
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well is there anyway i can make my breake feels like either the el's or the AU'S breaks ????
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Old 11-05-2002, 19:06   #7 (permalink)
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last time i drove my bros ea fairmont ghia (the one i am buying) i couldnt notice any difference between his and my dads au 2 ute's brakes...
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hmmm might to it to a break place
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If you take it to a brake place- forget Midas. After taking it in to have the rear brakes replaced, they said that the whole four needed to be done, as well as rotors. After agreeing, but not the rotors, (calipers reco-ed, pads replaced, brake line flushed) the thing set me back $400. He warned me that the m-cylinder might stuff up due to the vacuum flush, but said that he had never seen it happen in my sort of car. Sure enough they stuffed it up and charged another $400. Knowing that the rotors had to be done I bought some off my wreckers and took the thing to ABS. They machined the rotors and said that they brake pads were crap cheapo's and were glued in so tight it would have been a struggle to remove them myself. He replaced the pads with Bendix performance pads and stayed back till 8pm to get the jobs done cos I said that I needed it the next day. It only set me back $250. In summary look for ABS and stay away from Midas.
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