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1996 Honda Accord Question: long brake travel

 

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mbyancey, 2.2L 4 Cylinder, Troy, AL, March 15, 2011, 17:55
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I have replaced the brake pads and master cylinder, bleed the brakes and it still hasnt made a difference any suggestions and what to do next.

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    raiderron March 15, 2011, 20:23
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    If you are talking about a low brake pedal I still believe you have air in system, remove top of master cyl, open the bleeders one at a time at all four wheels, do not pump pedal, watch and wait till runs straight fluid out of bleeders, close at that point, replace the master cyl top, see if good pedal feel comes back, if not then have someone apply light pressure at the pedal, open the brake lines at the master cyl just a tiny bit and look for it to spit air, close the line and try again till get nothing but fluid, tell the person inside to not push pedal to floor, I used to put a small piece of 2x4 below pedal so they can't, repeat on the other line, if still have problem then I assume that someone may have bottomed out the brake pedal when you bled out the master cylinder on the vehicle. I hope you did a bench bleed before the master install the first go round, you may in fact at that point have a bad master and will need to start over, good luck.

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