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 ...
- 08-26-06 01:18 AM #1Cadillac Owners Member
- Automobile(s): 1998 STS
- Join Date
- Mar 2005
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!
- 08-26-06 11:07 AM #2
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.