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Pedel Mushy A Few Days After Bleeding

Discussion in 'Wheels / Suspension / Tires / Brakes' started by Bl6CRX, Aug 23, 2004.

  1. Bl6CRX

    Bl6CRX Senior Member

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    Thats basically it, I bleed the brakes and it feels good for a couple of days, but then gets mushy again, maybe I got a leak somewhere, anyone have any ideas???
     
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    master of slave cyl
     
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    BigJ I'm just about that action Boss. VIP

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    Hmm, same problem I have.....Maybe I should replace that...
     
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    yeah i hoping that wasn't it, the pedel holds pressure fine when you pump it up and hold it down, so how are the remanufactured ones? is this something that oem honda would be worth the extra $$$
     
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    MikeBergy Blah blah blah....

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    Check the little bleeder nipples to make sure they are not leaking. When I had my calipers worked on, I had to replace the washers on the banjo bolts as well. If you pulled those off at all, check those too. Did you fully empty the master cylinder? Because if you did, it will also need to be bled.
     
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    gat a rebuild kit and do it your self
     
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    no the MC was not empty, but I'll check the bleeders for leaks, rebuild kit eh? has anyone had good/bad luck with these? how much do they run?
     
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    are you running with brand new brake fluid?
    cause old fluid could be your problem

    also, does it get spongy ALL the time, or only during hard braking?

    what kind of car with what brake setup?
     
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    "Did you fully empty the master cylinder? Because if you did, it will also need to be bled."

    Question, How do you bleed the master cylinder???????
     
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    now im no genius but wouldnt a slow leak anywhere in the brake system do the same thing
     
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    you bleed the brakes one at a time and ensure the mc dosn't run dry
     
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    no its gets spungy all the time, it will be real stiff for a couple of days then get spongy again, brake setup is 90-93 Teg brakes up front, with stock (91 CRX HF) hubs in the back, 98 EX booster and 15/16 MC, running stock lines on the regular fluid, everything was bleed properly, im still thinking its a leak, but i have not had time to check it out
     
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    How did you bleed the brakes?
     
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    I did the traditional method, no quick auto bleeder or whatever its called, order was RL RR RF LF, its done correctly though, i just don't feel like writing the whole procedure out
     
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    are you losing fluid?
     
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    You more than likely still have air in the system, possibly from the master cylinder getting some in it during bleeding, or air going back into the lines during bleeding. Usually when equipment fails, it's isn't intermitent, it's consistant.

    Bench bleed the MC and rebleed the system. If that doesn't fix it, it's possible the piston seals are bad also, that's is, if you can find something somewhere else.
     
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    What does Bench Bleed the MC Mean????????
     
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    xj0hnx I wanna be sedated VIP

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    Bench bleeding is done to get air bubbles out of the MC that are there because air got in A. during bleeding, or B on a brand new one that hasn't had fluid in it before.

    http://www.honda-tech.com/zerothread?id=874191

    Air in the MC is a common problem because it is often done wrong, and the symptoms will remain.
     
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    How much did that new MC cost you????? and will it bolt onto an 88 CRX HF????
     
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    If you mean me, I got the MC and booster off ebay for 7 dollars

    Edit: forgot, no the MC will not fit without replaceing the booster, but a 15/16th from a 91 EX will
     
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