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jjjl98, V6, Wooster, OH, April 13, 2009, 17:46
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I have a 2000 ford explorer XLT 4wd and I love it. I have had it for about 5 years now and 135000 miles never experienced too much problems. But now when i come to a complete stop the brakes seem to be spongy and the vehicle doesnt want to stop right away. the brakes work fine at higher speeds but from 10 to 0 they seem to have this problem. the pads and rotors are fine and i replace the master cyclinder a month ago with bleeding the lines. any suggestions

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    hemicuda April 13, 2009, 18:00
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    Sounds like your pads are nearing there usable life, did you put metallic or organic pads when you changed them. Organic pads feel spongy when they wear out and its hard to stop when they are hot. Try ceramic pads next time they cost more but they are cleaner on the wheels and don't squeak like metallic.

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