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Suspension, Brakes and Tires Discussion, Soft brake pedal in Item Specific Cadillac Discussion; 500 miles ago I did front rotors and pads on my 98 STS. I used cross drilled rotors and carbon ...
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    mmayer is offline Cadillac Owners Member
    Automobile(s): 1998 STS
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    Soft brake pedal

    500 miles ago I did front rotors and pads on my 98 STS. I used cross drilled rotors and carbon metallic pads. Everything was fine until I decided I was going to "bed the pads". It seemed like a good idea from what I had seen on this forum and other forums as well. I got to the point I had full brake fade which is supposed to mean you had accomplished your goal. Everything was fine and I looked forward to all the advantages of bedding the pads. Until this morning. I went to go drive the car and it felt as I still had almost full brake fade. The car would stop but it seemed like it didn't stop as well as before, and the soft pedal is driving me crazy. There is also a springlike sound from the firewall. I had my mechanic bleed the brakes and it is a little better, but still not where it used to be, and there is still the spring noise. Somebody please tell me what I broke and what I have to do to fix it!

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    Dadillac is offline Cadillac Owners Connoisseur
    Automobile(s): 2015 Mazda3 S GT Hatchback 2013 Kia Optima SXL
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    Woodbridge NJ

    Re: Soft brake pedal

    Try doing a complete brake fluid swap. Bleeding the brakes just replaces a fraction of the old fluid. Replace all of the fluid, and see how the brakes feel.


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