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chazza Aug 22, 3:10am - #255766 

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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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coo880 Aug 22, 3:40am - #255767 
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it means you have no brakes? or ur leaking brake fluid?
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MxReb0 Aug 22, 3:54am - #255768 

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sounds like you need to bleed the breaks. there may be air in the break fluid.

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isaac Aug 22, 5:42am - #255769 
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chazza Aug 22, 8:55am - #255770 

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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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chazza Aug 22, 8:57am - #255771 

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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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Chazza

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