95 saturn SL2, stepping on the break pedal, it goes in soft and deep into the floor...

Discussion in 'Saturn S-series' started by John Doe, Mar 5, 2005.

  1. John Doe

    John Doe Guest

    I just got the new rotor and new break pad installed but the break pedal
    stills feels
    soft and goes in deep. It feels like the pressure isn't building up when I
    step on the break pedal.

    Any thoughts?
    John Doe, Mar 5, 2005
  2. John Doe

    Shawn Guest

    If the break peddal goes low, it's the back breaks that need the work. It's
    the back breaks that gives you the height in the pedal. Maybe air in the
    lines, that will make the breaks spongey. But again, its the rear breaks
    that need adjusting.
    Shawn, Mar 5, 2005
  3. When I step on the break pedal, i hear the clunk in the front wheels... I
    wonder what's going on...
    It almost sounds like me hitting the rotor with a hammer. Mechanic doesn't
    seem to know
    what's going on...
    Michael Savick, Mar 5, 2005
  4. My 1st thought is that it is BRAKES not BREAKS. OK - now that I've got
    that out of my system...

    Bleed the brakes.
    Kevin M. Keller, Mar 6, 2005
  5. John Doe

    blah blah Guest

    turn the car off and work the vacuum out of the brake booster so you
    dont get a false feel. then work the peddle. if it feels hard and doesnt
    reach the floor then its not likely to have air in the lines.
    blah blah, Mar 6, 2005
  6. John Doe

    Shawn Guest

    That's funny
    I never picked up on that \
    Shawn, Mar 6, 2005
  7. That is what I had thought a while ago also. I went nuts trying to get the
    rear brakes on my 95 SW1 adjusted.
    It turned out that the real problem was that one of the calipers was hung up
    on the bolts on which it slides. When
    I tried to remove the caliper, the bolt broke off in the mount. $5 and 10
    minutes at the junk yard got me
    a new mount and bolts, I tossed in new pads and the brakes have been fine
    for about a year.

    David Teichholtz, Mar 6, 2005
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