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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brake_fade

Vehicle braking system fade, or brake fade, is the reduction in stopping power that can occur ... In this form of fade, the brake pedal feels firm but there is reduced stopping ability. ... For this reason brake fluid replacement is standard maintenance. ... of trucks using self-adjusting brakes had at least one brake out of adjustment ...

www.pepboys.com/car_care_corner/car_care_basics/maintenance/soft_brake_pedal

If your brake pedal doesn't feel as firm as it used to, or you notice you are losing brake fluid, you might ... A “soft,” or “spongy,” brake pedal describes a situation when the brake pedal does not have that firmness. ... Causes of a Soft Brake Pedal.

www.yourmechanic.com/services/brake-pedal-is-spongy-inspection

If you've noticed your brake pedal feels spongy or soft, there's a problem with the ... Common reasons for this to happen: ... Damaged Caliper: Another potential problem that could cause a spongy brake pedal is a damaged brake caliper. ... One of our mechanics can inspect, diagnose and repair your car to ensure that ...

auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-parts/brakes/brake-tests/how-should-your-brakes-feel-under-foot.htm

If your brake pedal feels spongy or goes to the floor, check your brake fluid ... If you see some fluid near one of your wheels, you have a leak somewhere in that ... For some reason, the fluid isn't getting to the left caliper as efficiently as it should. ... In some case, a soft pedal could be a result of a master cylinder malfunction ...

knowhow.napaonline.com/ten-ways-car-warning-need-brake-service

Jan 7, 2015 ... A soft, spongy feel in the brake pedal is a sure sign of a problem in the hydraulic system. ... It could be as simple as needing more fluid in the master cylinder. ... This is because the brakes are grabbing harder on one side.

articles.latimes.com/2000/mar/01/news/hw-3988

Mar 1, 2000 ... Answer: Sounds like your mechanic wants to change out all the ... That results in a spongy feel at the brake pedal. ... One cause of excess heat is a sticky caliper or wheel cylinder that ... Besides causing spongy brakes, water in the brake fluid causes corrosion that can ruin calipers and brake cylinders.

www.lesschwab.com/blog/post/never-ignore-these-8-warning-signs-of-brake-problems

When one of the red or yellow brake indicators on your dashboard lights up it may mean ... Grinding that you also feel in the pedal could mean a number of things. ... It's the motion of the piston inside the caliper unit that causes this contact. ... If you're experiencing a soft brake pedal, have a service technician look for fluid ...

axleaddict.com/auto-repair/Brake-Problems-Answers-to-5-Common-Brake-Problems-with-a-car

Jan 11, 2017 ... Five common brake problems: soft brake pedal, pulling to one side while braking, ... If your brake pedal feels squishy, "like stepping on a plum," and won't stop on ... Other Causes of a Pull to One Side When Braking ... If your whole car shakes when your brakes are applied, it could be just your rear brakes.

www.popularmechanics.com/cars/how-to/a92/1272501

Mar 28, 2006 ... There are only two plausible reasons for a low pedal: air in the system; ... one of these days a parking lot attendant will apply it and your car will ...

www.hotrod.com/articles/0710rc-brake-system-troubleshooting-guide

Oct 1, 2007 ... Brake Troubleshooting Guide Soft Spongy PedalA Defective Master ... You will need to install an inline 10lb valve if your master does not have one. ... Using the original master could lead to a long pedal travel with a spongy pedal feel. ... the booster that causes the booster to apply pressure to the master.