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Old 06-20-2015, 05:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Working on a Mazda Protege, 2002, wagon variety.

We did the front brake not long ago and had little to no issues.

Been driving on them for a couple months.

Found a rear driver was leaking so we did both rears today.

Adjusted the drag on the discs per youtube and manual.

With drag set ebrake lever went all the way up. We adjusted the lever screw and it got a bit tighter but still went well past the 7 notches it should max out on.

Re adjusted the drag with the adjustment screw on the rear of the calipers but still, too much lever.

We have bled the brakes twice, adjusted the drag on the calipers, when the car is off we get good pressure.

When we start it the pressure drops and we get a brake light on the dash.

Car is stuck at my house, and my homie kind of needs it. I want it gone and have been on it for about 7 hours.

Any one got any tips?
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Alright one issue down, brake light is off.

Pedal feels mushy still, per owner, but car is braking more smoothly.

He is gunna drive it around for a day or two. If it doesn't clear up to the shop it goes....I feel defeated by brakes.....

Will update, please if any one can think of a time or has any tips.


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Try driving in reverse fairly fast and slamming on the brakes 3-6 times, see if that helps any.

Does it have abs? If you get air bubbles in some abs modules they can be a bitch to get out.
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Ok, update.

Filled the master cylinder to the brim. Mazda's are finicky about the master cylinders being completely full. It was full, but not to the tippy top. Filled it and we are fine.

This got rid of the brake light on the dash.

The mushy feel is the brakes working right for once. We took it for a drive, the brakes came on gradually instead of all of a sudden like before.

So it turns out I can work on things other then Honda's.

I might try going to bed now....I am trashed, cars fixed though.......
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The mushy feel is the brakes working right for once.
I need to update my Toyota brake thread with this quote. Was use to the stuck caliper making my brake pedal have a "firm" feel to it.

Glad you got it all worked out though.

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