Soft brake pedal

Ti Kan ti@amb.org
Tue, 1 Jul 2003 21:11:05 -0700 (PDT)


McLoffs@aol.com writes:
> Hello all. I have a question about the brakes on my '95 90 Sport Quattro. I=
> n normal use, the brake pedal is really soft -- the car stops fine, but the=
>  pedal feel is very soft. (It's so noticeable that when I had the car in fo=
> r a stereo installation, they put a sign on the steering wheel to warn peop=
> le moving the car.) After a couple of pumps, though, the pedal feel is much=
>  harder.

Have a shop perform a brake bleeding procedure to purge the brake
lines of air.  If your car hasn't had a brake fluid flush and replacement
in the past couple of years, this is a good time to do it.  Use only
good DOT-4 fluid.

If that doesn't cure the problem, then I suspect a failing brake
master cylinder.

-Ti
2003 A4 1.8T multitronic
2001 S4 biturbo 6-sp
1984 5000S turbo
1980 4000 2.0 5-sp
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