Grand Am Series
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Hampton, Virginia
Re: Brake pedal too low after changing pads
Get a friend, youll need to bleed more.
Top off the brake fluid resivior with brake fluid, and start pumping the brake like 10-15 times. Then, hold your pedal in, and have your friend (or vice versa, you bleed, they pump the brake pedal) bleed the line. Then, keep the pedal to the floor until he hollars back that the bleeding nut is back tight again, and repeat. I like to do this about 4 times per wheel.
After every wheel, check the resivior and refill brake fluid as necessary.
And also, remember start with the Passenger rear, then driver rear brake....then move to passenger front, then driver front. After each wheel, refill the brake fluid resivior.
2004 Mazda 3 S Sedan - Still trying to figure out a nice suspension setup, damnit!