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Hi ! Everybody,

I had brake problems with my taurus, after going through all the posts on this forum, I found the rear rotors had groves in them & the pads had worn out unevenly, also I noticed that when I floor the brakes at high speed, the brakes wouldnt engage almost immediatly, there was a delay. The car would continue moving at same speed for a few scary seconds. The brake pedal would go all the way down & would continue going down to the floor.

so I end up replacing the pads as well as resurfacing the rotors.
Bled the rear lines, while I am bleeding the brake lines, I found that the brake fluid is really really dirty, thinking that the master cylinder is bust with all the dirt, I replace the master cylinder.

So I now I have new rear pads, new master cylinder, new brake fluid & resurfaced rear rotors. & no improvement in the braking distance. The car does come to a stop, there is no delay meaning the brakes do engage immediatly & the pedal still goes all the way down & keeps going down.

Is that normal? I thought even disc brakes when floored, the pedal would stop at some point.

The brakes still dont feel right, feel like I am on front brakes alone, how can I check only the rear brakes?

Could sombody tell me whats wrong? Is the brake pedal supposed to continue reaching the floor.

PS: I dont have ABS
The master I replaced is a aftermake, from wagner not a motorcraft, would that make a difference?

Thanx for your help.
 
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Have you checked your pads in the front? One thing to remember is that breaks need a small break in period where you should be easy on them. After that, they usually work better.
 

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The pads in the front are fine, about 90% thick.

Does the pedal generaly go all the way down in the break in period?
I am assuming its smooth because of the new brake fluid.
How long is a break in period? I'done about 150miles.

What conserns me the most is why the pedal drops all the way down.


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Hmm check your rubber brake lines? The ones that connect from the hard lines to the calipers (front and back) see if they're excessively soft and if there's any fluid residue around them. That usually means the lines are old and are bulging too much from the extra fluid pressure when you press on the brakes...

Oh yeah, did you bleed the front brakes as well? There's still old fluid in the lines going to the fronts if you haven't done that yet.
 

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Sorry, forgot to tell you, Yes, I have bled all the four wheels.
Hmmm, will check on the rubber brake lines, didnt notice any fluid residue the last time I checked, will check again anyway.

Other than that does everything else sound right?
 
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