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Old 06-22-2007, 02:32 PM
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Brake Problem

I just put new brakes on the front and rear of my '95 f250 powerstroke 4x4. The pedal was a little mushy to start with so I also changed the master. I bled the system over 10 times and the pedal is still mushy and at start up in the morning rock hard. Any sugestions?
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Old 06-22-2007, 07:40 PM
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Any bovious leaks?? Did you bench bleed the master?? When you start it in the morning are they hard and get soft as you use them or have they stayed hard since then?? What do your soft lines look like???

just a few questions so we know what we are dealin with
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Old 06-23-2007, 02:34 AM
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No leaks at all. Soft lines replaced 1 year ago. Pedal is hard when backing or pulling out of the driveway and then is spongy at the first stop.
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Old 06-23-2007, 02:36 AM
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I did bleed the master.
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Check your wheel bearings...if they are loose it will do this exact thing. they will be fine sitting there...or if you only go strait foreward....the minute you turn at all though...then it affects it.
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yup yup
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Old 06-24-2007, 03:23 AM
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wheel bearings seem fine. i took it for a 15 mile drive today and tried pumping the brakes to see what would happen. when i pumped the brakes before a stop the pedal would get hard and slowly work its way down to the floor. after that pedal would remain mushy until i would pump the brakes to get it hard again. anymore ideas?
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Did you replace the rear wheel cylinders?
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Old 06-24-2007, 07:20 AM
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no. did not replace the wheel cylinders? could that be the cause of a mushy pedal?
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It could if they are leaking.
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