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Old 04-24-2011, 09:43 AM   #1
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Changed Brake Pads

Changed my break pads yesterday and it went pretty smoothly lol i was pleasantly surprised to say the least lol toughest part was lifting those 35s back on lol.
However, my pedal feels spongy now, i took it for just a 5 minute test drive around the block and it does stop better lol. The pedal just feels different...am i just not used them since its new, or could i have screwed something up? I followed the haynes repair manual pretty meticulously, except for opening the caliper so the new pads would slide onto the rotor (used a c clamp for that).

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Old 04-24-2011, 09:57 AM   #2
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no fear on the c clamp.done it lots of times. sounds like you did it right not sure why peddal is spongey.

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Old 04-24-2011, 09:59 AM   #3
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Lines may need bleeding. Good luck.
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Old 04-24-2011, 01:13 PM   #4
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u can go to autozone and buy a caliper tool for like 8 bucks or use a c clamp like u did, no diff.

did u pump the brakes with the cap off? otherwise maybe bleed the brakes. normally the pedal always feels different because youre expecting it to. ask a friend to drive it and see if it feels funny. but dont say anything about brakes.
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Old 04-24-2011, 01:28 PM   #5
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Definitely spongy still i didn't pump them with the cap off. I put it back on then pumped im gonna go bleed them now to see if that helps any...i knew it went to smoothly lol thanks for the advice guys!
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Old 04-24-2011, 01:30 PM   #6
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Hmm i have no little hose to attach to bleed them any suggestions on what else could be used id go to lowes but with my brakes pedal that spongy idk lol
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Old 04-24-2011, 01:32 PM   #7
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Nevermind fish tank vacuum hose!! Lol
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Old 04-24-2011, 01:42 PM   #8
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Some brakes will feel a little spongy at first until they are seated. This can take some really hard stops (5-10 from 40 mph) or a couple days.
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Old 04-24-2011, 02:21 PM   #9
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Okay lol just bled them now gonna go around the block see if it helps any. If not ill wait a day or so and see if they get better and then post again with hopefully positive news instead of brke questions lol

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