Stiff brake pedal - Honda-Tech


Stiff brake pedal

Reply
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10-26-2013, 11:14 AM   #1
Honda-Tech Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 19
Default Stiff brake pedal

I have a 1995 honda civic ex with abs and I recently replaced the brake booster because the pedal was very hard to push but after replacing it and bleeding the brakes the pedal is still hard. Could the master cylinder possibly be bad?
rizzuto_usmc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2013, 11:19 AM   #2
Honda-Tech Member
 
jdmh22eg2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: daytona beach, fl
Posts: 1,710
Default Re: Stiff brake pedal

replace your booster check valve(if it is there) if its not there then there is your problem.
jdmh22eg2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2013, 11:44 AM   #3
Honda-Tech Member
 
TripleLude's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 258
Default Re: Stiff brake pedal

Make sure the check valve is not on backwards. Basically, you have taken the power out of the power brakes. Vacuum air from the intake manifold provides the power.
TripleLude is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2013, 02:11 PM   #4
Honda-Tech Member
 
tony_2018's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Towards nipon
Posts: 8,254
Default Re: Stiff brake pedal

You guys have a picture of this check valve?
tony_2018 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2013, 06:55 PM   #5
Honda-Tech Member
 
TripleLude's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 258
Default Re: Stiff brake pedal

Something similar to this:



I put one on backwards on my Prelude and it didn't have power brakes. After swapping the position back, it had power brakes again.
TripleLude is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-26-2013, 10:33 PM   #6
Honda-Tech Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: midlands of south carolina
Posts: 267
Default Re: Stiff brake pedal

Quote:
Originally Posted by tony_2018 View Post
You guys have a picture of this check valve?
follow the main booster hose. I think its about a foot from the booster. The plastic valve
vitamin_c95 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-28-2013, 04:55 AM   #7
Honda-Tech Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 19
Default Re: Stiff brake pedal

replaced the check valve and it fixed it. thanks.
rizzuto_usmc is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
92 Accord Hard brake pedal, No ABS dahubby Honda Accord (1990 - 2002) 5 05-10-2014 10:55 PM
Brake pedal is firm when car is off, goes to floor when I start car crex23 Honda CRX / EF Civic (1988 - 1991) 7 04-30-2012 07:40 AM
New Master Cylinder: Brake Pedal Still Soft Nisif Suspension & Brakes 1 08-10-2010 02:08 PM
Brake Pedal Squeaks NOFX Honda Civic / Del Sol (1992 - 2000) 6 09-20-2007 07:44 AM
Brake Booster And Master Cylinder testing procedure... NonovUrbizniz Tech / Misc 2 11-17-2003 09:22 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 07:21 PM.



Honda and the Honda marquee are registered trademarks of the American Honda Motor Company, Inc. Neither American Honda Motor Company nor its subsidiaries or affiliates shall bear any responsibility for Honda-Tech.com content, comments, or advertising. Honda-Tech.com is not affiliated with American Honda Motor Company in any way. American Honda Motor Company does not sponsor, support, or endorse Honda-Tech.com in any way. Copyright/trademark/sales mark infringements are not intended or implied.