View Full Version : Mushy Brakes in cold weather

02-26-07, 11:04 AM
Driving home from the ski resort yesterday with 4 people in the car, stopping seemed much more labored than usual.

Here's the setup:
3 passengers + driver
about 200lbs of gear and baggage in the trunk
snowing like a muv
pretty bad roads but not undrivable
clogged up brake ducts

anyone ever experienced labored brake feel, or sponginess to the pedal in really cold weather or under heavy weight conditions?

02-26-07, 07:03 PM
It's the snow. When it gets packed all around the calipers it feels like the brakes are made of wood or they feel like a on/off switch.

It's normal. Just put the car in a heated garage or wash out the brakes with hot water. Once the snow is gone theyre back to normal.