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Dunners
10-17-2005, 04:44 AM
Hey guy's,
I just changed both of my rear brake pads on disc brakes. I just went for a drive and the brake pedal goes noticeably further in (almost all the way). The hand brake still works but is not as strong as it was before. This is the first time i've changed my brake pads myself so i'm not too sure if this is a normal thing. I lost a bit of brake fluid while changing but it wasn't a great deal and there's still plenty left in the reseviour, over the minimum mark. Thanks in advance for any help.

alltracman78
10-17-2005, 04:55 AM
Tell me you broke the lines open and didn't bleed them.

You don't even need to loosen them if your just doing pads....

alltracman78
10-17-2005, 04:56 AM
come in chat
Like now. While I'm still there. :)

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alltracman78
10-17-2005, 05:32 AM
solved. :)

Dunners
10-17-2005, 06:55 AM
Solved Thanks to allrtacman78, Bled the brake lines. Thanks for your help.

Galcobar
10-17-2005, 07:11 AM
May I suggest picking up a Hayne's or Chilton's manual if you're planning on working on your car in future. While they may not always be accurate on specifics of the Celica, they're pretty good about general procedures -- such as bleeding brakes, and why it's not necessary to undo brake lines when changing pads.

Luni
10-17-2005, 07:12 AM
Thats what it sounded like in the first place. You should bleed your brakes after every seasonal transition technically.

Speedy2k
01-11-2006, 09:09 PM
What techniques do you guys use to bleed your brakes? Which is most effective when doing it alone?