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Anonymous Poster

Mar 12, 2007, 1:34 PM

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I've rreplaced the front disc brakes on my 95 toyota avalon. I now have a greater travel in the brake pedal. It doesn't go to the floor,maybe 2 inches left before it would hit the floor. The brakes work fine. Its just a different "feel". The brake reservior is full and no noticeable leaks anywhere. The brake lines were never opened. Why???


Mar 13, 2007, 10:03 AM

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Have you tried to prime (Pump) the brakes

Anonymous Poster

Mar 13, 2007, 5:05 PM

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Thanks for the reply. Yes I have pumped the brakes and no change in the travel. Seems to me it should be less travel because the brake pads are thicker than the ones I replaced. PERPLEXED!!!!!

Tom Greenleaf
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Mar 22, 2007, 8:41 AM

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This seems excessive but freqently new brakes are softer feeling at first than the old ones especially if rotors were not replaced.

Also calipers may have freed up from a sticky spot and now retract better at the new location. That would mean you would need more new parts. Another is that in setting the brake after retracting pistons the master cylinder no doubt traveled to the max (floor) for a few pumps and the seals might have traveling into a crusty area and don't hold pressure properly or at the right spot and were damaged. This can happen without any visable leaks.

If these brakes don't feel better (break in) within a couple hundred miles you may have to replace master cyl to get better and also make sure backs are ok, T

Anonymous Poster

Mar 25, 2007, 9:31 AM

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Thanks Tom, Sounds like a reasonable explanation to this problem.

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