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Old 01-15-2015, 10:50 AM   #1
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Yesterday I put new pads on the front and rear brakes and after installing the pads the pedal goes in very easily with little to no resistance, almost like the pedal feels like it's sticking, is this common after changing brakes pads or do I have a problem to address?

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Old 01-15-2015, 07:57 PM   #2
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Did you build up pressure after installing the new pads? How did you compress the pistons?
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Did you open the brake valve at all? If you did it sounds like there is air in the system.


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Sounds like you need to bleed the brakes my friend.


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I used a c-clamp to compress the pistons, I'm not sure if I built up pressure where would the pressure build up be?

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Yes I think I opened the valve and because a bolt broke off in the caliper pin and I was scrambling to remove the pin and I didn't realize at the time that I had opened the valve. I'm planning to bleed the brakes tonight if that doesn't fix the problem then I'll let you guys know, thanks for all the help I really appreciate it.

On a side note, I apologize if I don't use all the technical terms for everything I'm 17 and just starting learning more on working with cars

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Let us know how it goes!

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Sorry for the delayed reply I've been real busy over the weekend. Bleeding the brakes seems to have solved the problem thanks for all the help!
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