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Old 11-23-2013, 04:47 PM   #1
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So I just changed the pads on my V6 and got the rotors turned but my peddle touches the floor. It didn't used to do that before Wtf. Yes I did press the brakes a couple times and fluid is good what do I do now
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So I just changed the pads on my V6 and got the rotors turned but my peddle touches the floor. It didn't used to do that before Wtf. Yes I did press the brakes a couple times and fluid is good what do I do now
Someone will come along and correct me if I'm wrong, but if I had to lay a bet, I'd say you have air somewhere in the brake lines. It's tough to properly bleed lines by yourself.
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Yes you still have air in the lines!!!
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Yes you still have air in the lines!!!
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I asked my girls step dad "mechanic" said it will fix itself. But he's changed them on his F150 and they work great
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I asked my girls step dad "mechanic" said it will fix itself. But he's changed them on his F150 and they work great
Do not drive it if its going to the floor bleed it again first!!!
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I asked my girls step dad "mechanic" said it will fix itself. But he's changed them on his F150 and they work great
Ah... This sort of thing doesn't fix itself!.. You need to bleed them again.
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Ah... This sort of thing doesn't fix itself!.. You need to bleed them again.
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So I saw some videos and it looks easy. I didn't change the brakes he did but I helped lol to scared to mess with that but I think I'll just take it to a shop cause he's stubborn saying I don't need to
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So I saw some videos and it looks easy. I didn't change the brakes he did but I helped lol to scared to mess with that but I think I'll just take it to a shop cause he's stubborn saying I don't need to
Sorry, your brakes are a sealed system. If there is air, it can't escape unless you force it out. Until you do, your car is dangerous. Do not drive it until you bleed that air out.
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Sorry, your brakes are a sealed system. If there is air, it can't escape unless you force it out. Until you do, your car is dangerous. Do not drive it until you bleed that air out.
Well it stops I had to take it to work (no choice) but it stops. The YouTube video I saw looks easy but I'm scared to eff up
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Well it stops I had to take it to work (no choice) but it stops. The YouTube video I saw looks easy but I'm scared to eff up
Oh, it's not tough, and short of leaving air in the lines, you really can't mess it up. It's just easier with someone to push the brake pedal while you open the bleed valves.
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Oh, it's not tough, and short of leaving air in the lines, you really can't mess it up. It's just easier with someone to push the brake pedal while you open the bleed valves.
I'll ask him to help me if not Idk I guess I'll take it to a shop. I'm terrified cause I work. at 5 am and I take the freeway
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I'll ask him to help me if not Idk I guess I'll take it to a shop. I'm terrified cause I work. at 5 am and I take the freeway
You can get a 1-hand bleed kit at most any parts store. That can help, just make sure you have plenty of fresh fluid on hand. Just follow the directions.
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I don't understand how you got air in the lines from just changing the pads. I've changed literally hundreds of brake pads and the job never requires bleeding the brakes afterwards.
The pedal should have felt normal after about 5 pumps.

STOP DRIVING THE CAR !
There's something wrong!
You need to inspect the entire system and look for any visible leaks. Particularly the calipers that you replaced the pads on.
There's also a chance that the master cylinder is bad.

If your girlfriend's step dad/"mechanic" is so sure that this will "fix itself", why don't you trade vehicles with him until it does?
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I don't understand how you got air in the lines from just changing the pads. I've changed literally hundreds of brake pads and the job never requires bleeding the brakes afterwards.
The pedal should have felt normal after about 5 pumps.

STOP DRIVING THE CAR !
There's something wrong!
You need to inspect the entire system and look for any visible leaks. Particularly the calipers that you replaced the pads on.
There's also a chance that the master cylinder is bad.

If your girlfriend's step dad/"mechanic" is so sure that this will "fix itself", why don't you trade vehicles with him until it does?
That's why he said he shouldn't have to bleed it cause he just changed the pads. Peddle doesn't necessarily touch the floor but it is lower than before. I'll be taking it to a shop tomorrow to get a second opinion. Who knows maybe he effed up somewhere and don't want to admit it
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That's why he said he shouldn't have to bleed it cause he just changed the pads. Peddle doesn't necessarily touch the floor but it is lower than before. I'll be taking it to a shop tomorrow to get a second opinion. Who knows maybe he effed up somewhere and don't want to admit it
If it feels bad it is bad.
He may not have done anything wrong, it may just be something that was ready to go bad no matter what.
Hopefully it's just something simple.
Good luck man!
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If it feels bad it is bad.
He may not have done anything wrong, it may just be something that was ready to go bad no matter what.
Hopefully it's just something simple.
Good luck man!
Thanks I'll let you guys know. Previous owner didn't care for this car. Whenever I get something fixed something else comes up
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