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07-17-2007, 11:09 PM #1
when i step on the brakes, i noticed that the pedal is getting lower and lower to the floor. what is causing this problem? any thoughts or comments would be appreciated.
07-17-2007, 11:55 PM #2
air in the lines,
Brake pads are wearing out,
You don’t say what you are driving, age, mileage, without a little more info it is hard to do anything but guess.
Could you be a little more specific.
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07-18-2007, 10:09 AM #3
Pedal fade is usually rears but inspect front and rear. Do a fluid bleed. Should bring pedal right back up. Git 'R' Done!
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07-18-2007, 10:36 AM #4
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07-20-2007, 09:04 AM #5
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do you mean as you step on the pedal it continues to slowly go to the floor? If so that would indicate a leaky wheel cylinder(s) or master cylinder. Check rear wheels first for any signs of brake fluid leaking out of wheel cylinders if none replace master cylinder.
07-20-2007, 08:24 PM #6
Contaminated brake fluid
If the fluid in the master cylinder looks brown, you may have contaminated brake fluid. I had this happen on a tow vehicle many years ago. On a downgrade the water in the lines boiled and the pedal went to the floor. After letting it cool off, the pedal felt fine.
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