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Aug 21, 8:10pm - #255766 
How to tighten brake pedal

If my brake pedal goes down about one-third of the way before it actually starts braking (i.e. ~33% slack), is this bad or normal?

Is there an easy way to tigten to brake pedal like I just did with the throttle cable (by following the guide thumbsup)?


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Aug 21, 8:40pm - #255767 
it means you have no brakes? or ur leaking brake fluid?

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Aug 21, 8:54pm - #255768 
sounds like you need to bleed the breaks. there may be air in the break fluid.


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Aug 22, 1:55am - #255770 
The thing is, when the engine is off after you press the brake pedal a few times (until the vacuum braking wears off), the pedal becomes very tight. I can't even push it more than about half an inch. Does this help find what the problem could be?

Braking on the car is quite good otherwise.


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Aug 22, 1:57am - #255771 
Originally Posted by coo880
it means you have no brakes? or ur leaking brake fluid?
I still have brakes and I'm pretty sure I'm not leaking any fluid as it's been like this since I bought the car (3 months ago).


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