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Old 15-Jul-2006, 12:10 AM
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Question Soft break pedal

Every so often not sure if its the heat, but sometimes not often, when u break after driving for abit ur foot slowly gets closer and closer to the floor when u push on it. I am due for front rotors and pads but there not squeeking yet so not worrying and i'm just wondering what it could be??
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Old 15-Jul-2006, 12:20 AM
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If you are experiencing a spongy brake pedal it can be caused by air in your braking system
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Old 15-Jul-2006, 01:12 AM
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your brakes don't have to squeek to be worned down. I would change the rotors and pads. or u could just bleed the brakes.
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Old 15-Jul-2006, 02:14 AM
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thanks guys.
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Old 15-Jul-2006, 12:58 PM
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It could also be a possible master cylinder.
Air won't just get into the system by itself unless the system has been open just prior to your problem.
Also if your car has a disc/drum setup, I would also check the rear adjustment. The drums are what gives a "high/firm" pedal.
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your master cylinder/booster is going.
replace it.

its a common problem on the 5th gen accords.
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bad master cylinder. hot weather always makes it really obvious
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Old 17-Jul-2006, 08:25 PM
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how much is it going down? eventaully your brakes are going to fade a bit if ur driving around town for a while especailly if ur braking hard and its hot out..if there fading really badly or the pedal is getting really soft then u have a problem and these guys r rite its ur master cylinder most likely
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whoa dude, do you even know what fade is????
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clearly he doesn't....
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