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Old 08-23-2014, 08:55 AM   #1
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Didn't pass my state inspection because yj wouldn't stop in 25 feet. I just redid my brakes with new rotors, calipers and pads. What else could be causing the problem?

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Old 08-23-2014, 10:21 AM   #2
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Flush out and change fluid? Disks on all four? Master cylinder not leaking by fluid?

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Old 08-23-2014, 11:40 AM   #3
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Ah yes, I should probably flush fluid. All 4 disks were done and the master cylander isn't leaking
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Wouldn't stop in 25 feet at what speed?

And jk'n said leaking by, not just leaking where you can see it. Leaking by means when you step on the pedal, the fluid is "leaking by" the seals internally and is giving you what is known as brake fade, which means when you step on the pedal, the pedal will feel stiff but then will slowly "fade" and the pedal will go further down. That is a sign that the master cylinder needs replaced.

But 1st I would re-bleed the brakes. If you replaced the calipers you most likely still have air in the lines. And if you had both calipers off at the same time make sure that you have the correct caliper on the correct side. The bleeder should be at the top of the caliper.
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Old 08-23-2014, 12:01 PM   #5
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No, it doesn't do that. It stays stuff the entire time. He said 25 ft at the given speed.

I'll re bleed the lines, brakes were done professionally so they should be the right brakes on them.
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Old 08-23-2014, 01:01 PM   #6
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I would like to know what the "given speed" is. Because even at 25mph you aren't going to stop in 25 ft. That is only 2 lengths of the vehicle. I would bet that there are very few vehicles out there that could stop in 25ft, unless the "given speed" is very low.

And if you had the brakes replaced by a shop, then I would be taking it back to that shop and say..."you supposedly fixed my brakes and now it doesn't pass inspection, now you get to re-fix my brakes for free until it does pass".
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If you have real large tires on you rig it takes more breaks to stop it, if all is fine with your stock breaks and you have big tires put on a set of little stock tires and it should pass fine. then re install the tires that the breaks don't work well enough far. This is only if you have big over size tires. Good Luck!
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Old 08-24-2014, 10:53 AM   #9
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Hey guys, thanks for the advice!

Problem with taking to the shop, it's in Oklahoma and now I'm in Dallas Texas.

I don't have normal tires to put on and I'm running 33's. I know it stops normal because my wife and I had to slam on the brakes a couple nights ago to not t bone someone who pulled out in front of us.

I have a local shop I might just take it to and let them know what happened and see what he says. Brake fluid is all good so maybe this dude is just strict.

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