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Help with 1986 laser Spongy brake problemI've replaced the front brake pads Now every

I've replaced the front brake pads
Now every now and then, my brake pedal goes spongy almost to the floor, you have to pump them several times to get it back. then it will be fine for a week or so. but it still occurs.
If handbrake is partially applied pedal travel reduces. Also when i reverse it sounds like the rear brakes are on slightly.It seems rear brake adjustment plays a part in how much pedal travel you end up with. Where do I adjust the rear brakes


Any thoughts?

Do i need to bleed the brakes if so can anyone tell me how to do so? Or does it sound like another problem all together?

Any Help Will Be Greatly Appreciated!!
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I've replaced the front brake pads
Now every now and then, my brake pedal goes spongy almost to the floor, you have to pump them several times to get it back. then it will be fine for a week or so. but it still occurs.
If handbrake is partially applied pedal travel reduces. Also when i reverse it sounds like the rear brakes are on slightly.It seems rear brake adjustment plays a part in how much pedal travel you end up with. Where do I adjust the rear brakes


Any thoughts?

Do i need to bleed the brakes if so can anyone tell me how to do so? Or does it sound like another problem all together?

Any Help Will Be Greatly Appreciated!!

Hello and Merry Christmas

May I ask a few Question first...How are the Pistons in the Calipers?...When they were pushed back to remove the Pads did they go back Hard or fairly Easy?

There is a very good Chance you have gotten Air/Dirt into the Lines...and need to do a good Bleed...

Always have some one help you with this...here are a few Links to help:

How to Bleed Brakes - Tips on Bleeding Brakes - Popular Mechanics

How to Bleed Brakes

Replacing Front Brake Hoses: Bleed Brakes: Replacing Front Brake Hoses | eHow.com

How to bleed car brakes

Take all safety precaution while repairing any vehicle.

How are the Back Brakes?

Good Luck and good repairing Sterling_6
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If rear brakes are needing adjusted , it will improve pedal slightly . You could also have a fault with master cyl . drawing air .Need to check nothing on h/brake set up sticking / binding .
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