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Ok, i had some brake issues so I started replacing stuff. So far I have replaced:

Pads

Rotors

calipers

rear wheel cylinders

and i put SS lines on the front, didn't feel like doing the back as they would just be coming off soon.

Anyway, after i did all that I blew a seal on one of the calipers. Replaced that and bled out the whole system.

Now my brakes work better than before, but not good enough. I couldn't lock them up if I had to.

Any ideas?

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due to the pedal bottoming out, or is it that you just can't apply enough pressure. Could be a booster problem for the second possibilty, could be a lot of things for the first!

Good luck!

Jeff C.

70 Granada 2002 sunroof MS EFI

66 Turf 2000a

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If the pedal bottoms out, and the rear brake lines, front pads, and fluid have all just been replaced, what could be the culprit? In addition, under hard braking, the car pulls to the left.

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Hey Matt,

New pads and rotors take a while to break in. It is normal for them to get better after a little usage. If you are not having soft pedal problems, I would not worry about it quite yet.

There are break in procedures varying from light usage for the first few hundred miles to a series of hard brake application from speed and cool down. The one I used just yesterday was to heat pads up with a 1/8" mile run trying to maintain speed at 30 - 40mph with brakes partially applied (faster would be better, but I could not maintain that speed on roads) then cool down without brakes. Cool down for me this was going home about a 3/4 mile with absolutely minimum brakes. Then let car sit overnight to completely cool the brakes.

Since you have already used your brakes, I would not attempt any of these break-in procedures (just be aware for the next set). They are meant to be done the first time you apply the brakes. It sounds like you have already hammered the brakes. I would just keep running and they should get better.

HTH David

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