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Old 12 Jul 2003, 10:07 pm
jeff|yin
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Default Increased Brake Pedal Travel

Hi,

Recently my 1996 Integra LS Auto has been acting up when braking. Sometimes
I have to push the brake pedal a lot farther down to bring the car to a
complete stop, whereas other times I don't have to push it down as much --
this is from the same general speed, of course. Also, sometimes when I am
stopped at a light, the pedal suddenly goes slack and my foot goes down with
it. It's a very eerie feeling, to describe it in the least. Could it be that
I need to replace my brake master cylinder? Or are my pads too worn (they
have not made the squeaking noise yet though)? Anything wrong with the
rotors? the brake lines, perhaps? It's making it rather annoying to drive
the car.

The car only has around 91,000 miles on it.
I've recently changed the timing and accessory belts, as well as the water
pump.

Thanks for your professional advice / opinion.

Jeff


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Old 12 Jul 2003, 10:42 pm
Franz Bestuchev
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Default Re: Increased Brake Pedal Travel

Replace the master cylinder and flush the brake system.

jeff|yin wrote:
> Hi,
>
> Recently my 1996 Integra LS Auto has been acting up when braking. Sometimes
> I have to push the brake pedal a lot farther down to bring the car to a
> complete stop, whereas other times I don't have to push it down as much --
> this is from the same general speed, of course. Also, sometimes when I am
> stopped at a light, the pedal suddenly goes slack and my foot goes down with
> it. It's a very eerie feeling, to describe it in the least. Could it be that
> I need to replace my brake master cylinder? Or are my pads too worn (they
> have not made the squeaking noise yet though)? Anything wrong with the
> rotors? the brake lines, perhaps? It's making it rather annoying to drive
> the car.
>
> The car only has around 91,000 miles on it.
> I've recently changed the timing and accessory belts, as well as the water
> pump.
>
> Thanks for your professional advice / opinion.
>
> Jeff
>
>


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Old 13 Jul 2003, 12:21 am
jeff|yin
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Default Re: Increased Brake Pedal Travel

About how much will that job cost me (in US$) with a service technician
(non-dealer)?


"Franz Bestuchev" <fbestuchev@n05p4m.userealsugar.com> wrote in message
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> Replace the master cylinder and flush the brake system.
>



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Old 14 Jul 2003, 12:56 pm
Franz Bestuchev
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Default Re: Increased Brake Pedal Travel

On my 91 Integra which is currently in need of the same thing (not
severe yet...) the dealer wants $300+/parts plus labor for it. I found
the same thing online for about $200, and it's an easy item to replace,
so I'll do it myself.

I usually have them do the flush, as the manual mentions needing a
special tool to flush out ABS systems. This is about $30.

jeff|yin wrote:

> About how much will that job cost me (in US$) with a service technician
> (non-dealer)?
>
>
> "Franz Bestuchev" <fbestuchev@n05p4m.userealsugar.com> wrote in message
> news:beqkfo$kog$1@peabody.colorado.edu...
>
>>Replace the master cylinder and flush the brake system.
>>

>
>
>


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Old 19 Jul 2003, 08:04 pm
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Default Re: Increased Brake Pedal Travel

On Sun, 13 Jul 2003 03:07:41 GMT, "jeff|yin" <yinnout@hotmail.com>
wrote:

>Hi,
>
>Recently my 1996 Integra LS Auto has been acting up when braking. Sometimes
>I have to push the brake pedal a lot farther down to bring the car to a
>complete stop, whereas other times I don't have to push it down as much --
>this is from the same general speed, of course. Also, sometimes when I am
>stopped at a light, the pedal suddenly goes slack and my foot goes down with
>it. It's a very eerie feeling, to describe it in the least. Could it be that
>I need to replace my brake master cylinder? Or are my pads too worn (they
>have not made the squeaking noise yet though)? Anything wrong with the
>rotors? the brake lines, perhaps? It's making it rather annoying to drive
>the car.
>
>The car only has around 91,000 miles on it.
>I've recently changed the timing and accessory belts, as well as the water
>pump.
>
>Thanks for your professional advice / opinion.
>
>Jeff
>


I've got a 91 Integra and haven't had that problem with it yet, but I
have had that same problem with other cars (BMW, etc) and it was the
brake master cylinder.
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Old 23 Jul 2003, 09:52 pm
Dave Rahardja
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Default Re: Increased Brake Pedal Travel

On Sun, 20 Jul 2003 01:04:18 GMT, C DeMaris <Demaris@attbi.com> wrote:

>On Sun, 13 Jul 2003 03:07:41 GMT, "jeff|yin" <yinnout@hotmail.com>
>wrote:
>
>>Hi,
>>
>>Recently my 1996 Integra LS Auto has been acting up when braking. Sometimes
>>I have to push the brake pedal a lot farther down to bring the car to a
>>complete stop, whereas other times I don't have to push it down as much --
>>this is from the same general speed, of course. Also, sometimes when I am
>>stopped at a light, the pedal suddenly goes slack and my foot goes down with
>>it. It's a very eerie feeling, to describe it in the least. Could it be that
>>I need to replace my brake master cylinder? Or are my pads too worn (they
>>have not made the squeaking noise yet though)? Anything wrong with the
>>rotors? the brake lines, perhaps? It's making it rather annoying to drive
>>the car.
>>
>>The car only has around 91,000 miles on it.
>>I've recently changed the timing and accessory belts, as well as the water
>>pump.
>>
>>Thanks for your professional advice / opinion.
>>
>>Jeff
>>

>
>I've got a 91 Integra and haven't had that problem with it yet, but I
>have had that same problem with other cars (BMW, etc) and it was the
>brake master cylinder.


It sounds like your brake lines may need to be bled...
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