Has anybody had to bleed the brakes after changing pads?
I know that you should never have to bleed the brakes unless you open the system by opening a bleeder or cracking a brake line open. I put new pads and rotors on my Civic today and afterwards the brakes feel very soft and squishy like there is air in the lines. I didn't touch the brake lines at all.
I've changed plenty of brake pads before, but never on this car. Is this normal? The brake hoses looked like they were in good condition, not cracked anywhere.
Re: Has anybody had to bleed the brakes after changing pads? (spork motorsports)
Yea I did that, they got stiffer after a few pumps before I even drove it.
I drove it about 30 miles today and they are still soft and mushy.
When I pushed the caliper piston back in it went back fine. I had to push it all the way in to get the new pads to fit, which seems normal. Is it possible that the piston is now stuck and can't come back out? I don't think that is the case because I can lock the front brakes up when driving on snow so I'm pretty sure they're working at least a little bit.
It's unnecessary if you're just changing pads and rotors.
Well, tell your brakes that and Im sure they will fix themselves.
Your nastiest fluid is sitting in the caliper itself. So when you push the piston back in, your forcing all that shitty fluid(and what ever is floating in it) back up into your brake lines. That why it is recommended to open the bleeder valve when you are pushing the piston in.
Its possible you have caused a partial blockage of the line or something like that.
*Start off by bleeding the brakes.*
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