hello all ...
1994 Ford Escape V6, front discs, rear drums, right at 35,000 miles.
replaced the front rotors and pads. the brake pedal moves closer to
floorboard than is usual. the brakes do stop the vehicle, but the
is much closer to the floor now (than is usual).
(i did not replace the rear shoes/drums as they still have some life
initially, i was going to have the rotors turned, so i compressed
front calipers to remove them so i could take both rotors off.
turns out the rotors were already at their minimum thickness, so i
bought 2 rotors, installed them, the new pads, bolted up the
topped off the brake fluid, then took the truck out for a test spin.
initially, when i pushed on the pedal, it would get to a firm state,
the pedal would move down a bit more, so i deduced that i should
bleed the brakes. so with the aid of a helper, we did the typical
"pump the brakes, hold it, open the bleeder screw, close it, pump,
it took about 3 cycles of this procedure [for each wheel] to clear the
fluid of any trapped air.
after the bleeding procedure, i took it out for another test drive and
are at the point where "the pedal goes further to the floor than is
any thoughts about this? is it maybe a bad master cylinder?
or maybe another brake-bleeding session is required?
also, i noticed the brake fluid in the system is black. maybe a brake