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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-14-2014, 01:36 PM Thread Starter
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Brake service, spongy pedal.

Got my rotors and drums resurfaced and rear drum shoes replaced, now my pedal feels soft, spongy and not as firm. I know it could be because they didn't bleed them right. I took it back and told them it was way to spongy so they adjusted something and it feels more firm but still not as it was before. Any thoughts?

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Hey Stockbalt,

I am sorry to hear you had this concern after your repair. Did you have this repair done at your Chevrolet dealership? If so, please private message me your name, VIN, phone number, and dealership name so I can reach out to them on your behalf. Hope to hear from you soon.

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thats an odd problem you have, i dont see how doing those things would affect the brake pedal and deff shouldnt need bleed.

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Yeah they did something they didn't NEED to do. It most lileley isn't something broken. Probably just need to bleed the brakes

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Try going in reverse and braking hard a few times, maybe they didn't adjust the rear drum shoes properly. They self adjust when you brake in reverse if they freed the self-adjuster star wheel .

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Try going in reverse and braking hard a few times, maybe they didn't adjust the rear drum shoes properly. They self adjust when you brake in reverse if they freed the self-adjuster star wheel .
Agreed Your rear drums have 2 pads opposing each other, one is a lead, other is trail.

If its still feels spongy, you will need to bleed out your brake fluid.

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It could be your rotors need time to rebed. Changing rotors shouldn't have introduced air into the system. But bleeding isn't a bad idea. Maybe get a flush and bleed done of you're due for that.
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Drum brakes, any time I do anything with drum brakes I bleed them. it is SO easy for a wheel cylinder to have a slow leak and you never know it because they get brake dust all over them. Unless you physically take them apart and clean them and inspect them, you will never know if they are leaking until it's so bad it's already ruined your shoes.

Bleed the brakes (starting from the furthest away from the Master Cylinder (will be the Rear Right wheel cylinder (passenger rear)), then go to the Left Rear, Right Front, then lastly Left Front. You ALWAYS bleed furthest to closest, this way it works the air out of the lines better and easier.

I know you say you have a spongy pedal and what I'm about to say will be absurd, but check for a vacuum leak, and your Master cylinder. Those can also cause spongy pedals.

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