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Old 07-12-2004, 11:27 AM   #1 (permalink)
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My brake pedal travels a little to long before the brakes engage... any ideas?
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Old 07-12-2004, 11:39 AM   #2 (permalink)
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bleed them. I just had my fluid changed a few weeks ago, and they were also bled, and the pedal shortened up at least an inch, possibly two. Assuming it was changed when I bought the car, I was a year overdue for the change too.
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how often should i change the fluid?
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how often should i change the fluid?
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is it hard to do? and what do i need to do it with?
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Basically I change it whenever I feel the slop in the pedal. If the pedal starts feeling like there's some air bubbles in the lines, flush it. Or once a year etc.

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