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Old 15 Jan 2011, 04:46 pm
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Default what can i do to fix the problem with the breaks on my car?

well i just changed all the breaks on my 1991 honda civic and when i get to a stop light , it breaks good but when im completly stop the break pedal starts to push its self down little by little what could be the problem
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Old 15 Jan 2011, 05:16 pm
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Either the master cylinder is not holding pressure or you are leaking brake fluid.
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Old 15 Jan 2011, 05:31 pm
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It's a bad master cylinder

check the fluid, if you need to add little each time you check, it's an external leak, like the lines, pistons in the brake calipers or drums
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Old 15 Jan 2011, 05:46 pm
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Most likely you just need to bleed the air out of the system, that's it. Air compresses causing the pedal to drop whereas fluids do not compress. Brakes should always be bled after a brake job. Never assume the worst right off the bat like a bad master cylinder. Any components on a car with fluid should have the fluid checked FIRST.

I highly recommend you take the car to a mechanic if you don't know how to properly bleed brakes.

If you'd like to give brake bleeding a shot, follow this guide:

On the other hand, you could have damaged the master cylinder if you didn't take the cap off of it when installing the new pads. Or if you pressed the brake piston back into the caliper incorrectly you could have damaged the piston causing a leak.

Those are just guesses though if air in the system isn't a problem cause you never stated exactly what you did to the brakes.
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