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    Dave and cindy
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    Default 98 Grand Caravan

    Hey all, just put new brakes on the van and thought that it may have brought
    up the pedal, but it didn't. New rotor's, ceramic pads, service caliper and
    guide pins, rear shoes and hold down kit, and new rear wheel cylinders.
    Here's the problem, the van stops alright in normal stop and go but the
    pedal is a little soft and in hard stops seems to take more time then it
    should and pedal goes about 3/4 travel. at idle the pedal when pressed hard
    does not seem to drop at all. I bled the brakes in the recommended order,
    and put enough fluid in it to change it all... Still not a good pedal.
    Took it to Midas and they looked at it and after $40 they said that they
    found a leak at the LR wheel cylinder at the line fitting. I got home and
    looked, and it did have a very small drip. I changed the line, and bled
    again, and still a spongy pedal. Thought that it may be a bad flex line but
    they look good and I'm not too sure how to test them other than isolating
    them, or changing them one at a time, $$$. Help, not sure where to go from
    here.





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    Ron Seiden
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    You may need to have the system bled by someone with a power bleed setup (I
    believe they force the new fluid in from the bottom, avoiding the problem of
    trying to force bubbles down & out).
    As for the flex lines, there's looking at them (for obvious signs of age,
    cracking, whatever) and then there's changing them based on how many miles
    they've been on the car...

    "Dave and cindy" <katachou16@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:OEIJh.2622$Sm.69@read1.cgocable.net...
    > Hey all, just put new brakes on the van and thought that it may have
    > brought up the pedal, but it didn't. New rotor's, ceramic pads, service
    > caliper and guide pins, rear shoes and hold down kit, and new rear wheel
    > cylinders. Here's the problem, the van stops alright in normal stop and go
    > but the pedal is a little soft and in hard stops seems to take more time
    > then it should and pedal goes about 3/4 travel. at idle the pedal when
    > pressed hard does not seem to drop at all. I bled the brakes in the
    > recommended order, and put enough fluid in it to change it all... Still
    > not a good pedal. Took it to Midas and they looked at it and after $40
    > they said that they found a leak at the LR wheel cylinder at the line
    > fitting. I got home and looked, and it did have a very small drip. I
    > changed the line, and bled again, and still a spongy pedal. Thought that
    > it may be a bad flex line but they look good and I'm not too sure how to
    > test them other than isolating them, or changing them one at a time, $$$.
    > Help, not sure where to go from here.
    >




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