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2002 Mazda Tribute Question: brakes are soft

 

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billyboy88, 3.0L V6, New Bedford, MA, March 08, 2011, 05:41
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replaced the master cylinder seems to lose fluid but cant find no leaks i bleed brakes but it still soft

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    torque wrench from Stewart's Auto Repair LLC, March 08, 2011, 06:28
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    Sounds like there is still air in the system. Some newer cars with ABS, are very hard to manually bleed. It may require pressure or vaccum bleeding, some models even need a scan tool to put into a bleed mode.

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    mastertech6371 March 08, 2011, 06:35
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    did you have any leaks at the calipers?? confirm there are no leaks before proceeding.
    did you bench blled the master before installation? if not, then system is air bound and can be difficult to remove all the air.

    Roy

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