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Cadillac SRX First Generation Forum - 2004 - 2009 Discussion, Brake pedal in Cadillac SRX Forums; Is mushy, though the car stops fine, but I can push the pedal almost to the floor. Almost that is. ...
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    Brake pedal

    Is mushy, though the car stops fine, but I can push the pedal almost to the floor. Almost that is. At a stop, I can pump the pedal, though it doesn't build up a pressure, stays the same, but again, never hits the floor.

    Any ideas ? Thanks.

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    Re: Brake pedal

    Yes. You either have a brake fluid leak or your pads are shot, Either way, get your brakes checked ASAP.

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    Re: Brake pedal

    Alternatively, you have air in the brake lines or the fluid is low. Either way you should have this taken care of immediately before it deteriorates to the point where suddenly you have no braking ability at all. Having brake fluid replaced is not expensive, replacing pads and rotors can be.

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    Re: Brake pedal

    IMO

    Have you boiled the fluid?
    Ever been flushed?
    What year and mileage?
    Do you ride or left foot brake?
    Have you made any long hard stops, or any other event before they started to not work well?


    The pads could be glazed or you have air in the system, if your low on fluid then your pads are way worn (not likely) or you have a leak as brake fluid does not disappear. If you have no leak then pull the pads and sand them, sand the rotors as well and see if it helps.

    If you have boiled the fluid then it needs to get flushed, use new fluid not the fluid you have sitting around that has been opened, get some new stuff.

    More info please.
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    Re: Brake pedal

    125K miles, original owner, extremely well maintained, two sets of pads and rotors in its lifetime, 30K brake fluid changes as well. Car is in perfect condition except for this. Two mechanics said its normal, third "fixed" the caliper pins. Brake pedal still goes within an inch of the floor and "pumping" the pedal still does not bring up the pedal. Is everyone else's brake pedal rock hard ?? Please help.

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    Re: Brake pedal

    Mine did this a few weeks ago. There was a leak in one of my rear brake lines and that caliper had seized. The other caliper needed the pins to be greased. It now has no brake pedal problems, and only needs to be lightly pressed to brake well.

    Get a second opinion and have them check the lines.

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    Re: Brake pedal

    Cfishkin, don't hesitate to contact me if you would like to involve a dealer at any point. I'm available at Katie_Lucille@gmexpert.com and happy to schedule an appointment or follow up with them on your behalf.

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    Re: Brake pedal

    Quote Originally Posted by pennypup View Post
    Mine did this a few weeks ago. There was a leak in one of my rear brake lines and that caliper had seized. The other caliper needed the pins to be greased. It now has no brake pedal problems, and only needs to be lightly pressed to brake well.

    Get a second opinion and have them check the lines.
    There is no leak. No reason to check the lines. The fluid level hasn't moved.

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    Re: Brake pedal

    Flex lines may be swelling under pressure and/or air in system.
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    With my 95' Eldorado we had the same problems...
    We change brake linen, master cylinder, ABS controller etc.
    And now it was false brake pad. We think it was brand copy pads with press shit ;-)
    After we change the pads the Eldos brakes are wonderfull.

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    Re: Brake pedal

    There is a vaccum line going from the brake booster to the back of the engine block. Mine was disconnected and caused the problem you seam to have. Maybe, give that a check just in case.

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    Re: Brake pedal

    Quote Originally Posted by johns12 View Post
    There is a vacuum line going from the brake booster to the back of the engine block. Mine was disconnected and caused the problem you seem to have. Maybe, give that a check just in case.
    Hmmm, ok, I'll look this weekend and let you know. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glake89 View Post
    Flex lines may be swelling under pressure and/or air in system.
    Ok, the flex lines are the "last mile" to the caliper ? I guess I could check that as well. Thanks.

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    Re: Brake pedal

    Sorry for bringing up and old thread, but was this issue ever resolved? I have the exact same problem and its extremely annoying, especially in heavy traffic.

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    Re: Brake pedal

    Quote Originally Posted by sikhest View Post
    Sorry for bringing up and old thread, but was this issue ever resolved? I have the exact same problem and its extremely annoying, especially in heavy traffic.
    Hello sikhest,

    I apologize for any trouble you are experiencing with your vehicle brake pedal. If you private message me and further explain your current concerns while also including your VIN and current mileage, I am more than happy to research this on your behalf and explore our options from there.

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    Re: Brake pedal

    No, never resolved. Still the same. I would like everyone who reads this to tell me, at rest, your pedal is rock hard with very little movement to the floor.

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