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Why Is My Brake Pedal Soft? Free Test at HAE Rockhampton


My brake pedal feels soft and spongy and takes longer to stop. So when the brake pedal goes near the floor you should come in for a free brake checkup.

Is your brake pedal telling you something? Is it soft and spongy or hard and unresponsive? An irregular brake pedal is the early warning your brakes will fail.

Several reasons could cause your brakes to feel spongy or the brake pedal to travel closer to the floor than usual. If you experience either of these situations, bring your vehicle in for a free brake inspection and report.

CAUSES OF SPONGY & SOFT OR LOW BRAKE PEDAL


1. AIR IN THE BRAKE LINES Air in the brake lines is a most common cause of a soft/spongy brake pedal. If air gets into the brake lines, it can prevent brake fluid from flowing properly, causing the brake pedal to feel spongy or soft.

2. DAMAGED/LEAKING BRAKE LINES Since brake lines are made of steel tubing, they can become corroded by rust. Over time, rust can cause small holes to develop, allowing brake fluid to leak out. The loss of brake fluid leads to a loss of hydraulic pressure, so the brake pedal will feel soft or low and go to the floor.

3. LEAKING DISC BRAKE CALIPERS Like brake lines, disc brake calipers (the component that clamps the brake pad down against the rotors to slow or stop the vehicle) can also become corroded with rust causing the internal piston seal to leak brake fluid. If the caliper is leaking, it can cause the brake pedal to be extremely low or go to the floor. A brake directional pull may also be experienced if the fluid pressure is reduced at a caliper.

4. WORN MASTER CYLINDER This is the heart of the brake system, the master cylinder performs a number of important functions: it holds the brake fluid, generates hydraulic pressure, and feeds it to the front and rear brakes. Unfortunately, the master cylinder can wear out and develop leaks. There are two types of master cylinder leaks: an external brake fluid leak and an internal leak from a damaged piston seal. Both failures will cause a loss in hydraulic pressure to the brakes which results in the brake pedal failing and going to the floor.

5. LEAKING WHEEL CYLINDER Some cars come equipped with disc brakes on the front wheels and drum brakes on the rear wheels. Drum brake systems feature a drum that rotates with the wheel. Inside the drum is a set of brake shoes that are forced against the drum by the wheel cylinder pistons. The wheel cylinder pistons move against the shoes from the hydraulic pressure that is generated from the brake pedal being pressed causing the wheel to slow down. Corrosion inside that wheel cylinder can cause brake fluid to leak resulting in a loss of hydraulic pressure. This leads to a low or soft/spongy brake pedal.

6. REAR BRAKE SHOES ADJUSTMENT If the vehicle has a rear brake drum/shoe and pumping the brake pedal improves the brake pedal position, the rear shoes may be out of adjustment. The issue could be that the rear shoes are not being adjusted as they wear. Shoes should be checked for wear and adjusted as needed. Be sure to use the parking brake occasionally as a preventative measure. The engagement of the parking brake causes an automatic adjustment of the brake shoes in most models but not all.

7. ABS HYDRAULIC ASSEMBLY MALFUNCTION Vehicles equipped with ABS have a hydraulic assembly also called an ABS modulator. This assembly contains multiple internal solenoids and valves. An internal failure, corrosion or debris in the brake fluid can cause a valve not to operate properly, resulting in a low or spongy pedal. Important note: If you experience a spongy/soft or low brake pedal, have your vehicle inspected at Highway Auto Mechanics (HAM) Rockhampton

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picture of car brake rotor When you have a brake problem, bringing your car to a full stop can take more effort than it should. Spongy brakes also described as squishy or mushy brakes can cause big trouble if not addressed right away with a brake inspection and test. Find out what could be causing such a change in braking performance and how we can help solve it.

 
 

$197 Brake service kit includes:


  • Supply and fit Bendix disc pads.

  • Inspect disc rotors for condition, measure thickness.

  • Inspect brake caliper operation.

  • Clean and lubricate caliper sliding pins and contact areas.
  • Check brake fluid condition and top up if necessary.

  • Visually inspect brake master cylinder.

  • Measure tyre wear

 
 

Common brake problems and the warning signs


  • A spongy brake pedal

  • A grinding sound when you depress the brake pedal

  • Squealing brakes

  • The car pulling to one side when you brake
  • The brake warning light illuminating

  • Brake fluid level dropping

  • The brake pedal being hard to press

  • Pulsating brake pedal
 
 
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● Jeep
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● Mazda
● Mini
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● Nissan
● Subaru
● Suzuki
● Toyota
● Volkswagen
● Volvo
 

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Vehicle Brakes Supply and Fit These Brake Parts at Mechanics Rocky Rockhampton


    1. Brake Pads and Shoes

    2. Brake Disc Rotor and Drum

    3. Brake Master Cylinder

    4. Brake Caliper

    5. Brake Wheel Cylinder

    6. Brake Booster

    7. Wheel Speed Sensor

    8. Emergency Brake

    9. ABS Control Module

    10. Brake Fluid

 
 

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