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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-25-2010 Thread Starter
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New to this forum and seeking advice on brakes for 2003 Mustang GT

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Just picked up a 2003 GT convertible and looking for advice on servicing the brakes.
Replaced the rotors and pads, bled out all the old black fluid with new DOT-3 and the brakes feel softer than before. The car stops but there seems to be more pedal travel before the brakes actually engage. Any ideas would be welcome.

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It sounds like you have air in the lines? I'm not a brake expert but that would be my guess.

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Either you have air in the lines or the pads need to be bedded in. Get on the highway and get it up to around 70 , apply the brakes untill you get to around 35. Go back up to 70 and drive it for a few miles. Do this a few times and it will bed your brakes to the rotors. Hope this information helps..

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We had to remove the rear calipers and service them, I bled clean bubble free fluid from all the calipers RR, LR, RF, LF but I still have a spongy pedal. How do I know for sure if I have to bleed the ABS or have I already answered my own question?
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