At 125,000-150,000 miles, the Brake Master Cylinder may need replacing. When replacing the master cylinder, it is critical to adjust the brake pedal to master cylinder pushrod clearance or the brakes can drag and overheat.
Average mileage: 154,500 (104,000–189,000)
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pedal very soft. brake not very responsive, new rotors, pads and new shoes installed. reservoir full with brake fluid and no leaks anywhere.
Problem found at shop during unrelated starting issues on my 1996 4 cylinder GEO Metro LSI Hatchback.