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When I hit my brake pedal....the brake works fine and everything.....as a matter of fact I just installed new rotors and pads, but it's soft as in, it's not as responsive as other brakes (CV, Escape, Focus etc) and I have driven all of those cars....this problem has been there for a long time (can't remember if it was there when I first got the car)

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Might try changing the brake fluid (bleed the brakes)


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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-27-2004, 02:55 PM
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Might try changing the brake fluid (bleed the brakes)


I had this problem and got my fluid flushed and replaced with Valvoline Synthetic Fluid - never felt better!

moving to maintenance and repair...
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You have moisture and air in your brake fluid. You should completely change your brake fluid every two years. I recommend Valvoline SynPower Brake Fluid, because it's readily available, not expensive, meets Ford's HBH requirements, and because of its high wet and dry boiling points. For street use, pay particular attention to the wet boiling point; accordingly, DOT 4 and DOT 5.1 are the fluids of choice. Read my pinned article.
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Thanks for the help guys, I kind of always knew that was the problem, but I have bleeded the fluid last year and put some motorcraft DOT3.....well I guess I'll try to find the Valvoline Synpower stuff at the autoshops today.

Taurus '98 SE w/ V6 3.0 Vulcan
~pretty much all stock for now except:
*Pioneer 6-CD changer.


Future mods:
*Flowmaster muffler.
*K&N air filter.
*Moog TPR bushings
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