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Old 04-01-2013, 07:33 PM   #1
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New brake pads feel kind of soft/squishy

Got all 4 of my brakes replaced on my EP3 Civic: new pads, machined rotors and flushed today. TOok the car out of the shop and noticed the new brakes felt a bit "squishy" and not as responsive as I had hoped. It felt as if there were almost no improvements over my old worn pads. Is this to be expected of - like a break in period, or is there still air in the lines and they need to be rebleed? thnx
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two things come to mind. Either got air in the lines while flushing or using a lower quality pad
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take the car up to 80kph and hit the anchors, repeat 3 times. they just need to be bed in
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'Bedding' the brakes improves performance. Will not get rid of squishy feeling.
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'Squishy' is a symptom of air in the lines. With a bad master cylinder, holding your
foot on the pedal, you will feel it slowly lose pressure.
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Old 04-03-2013, 10:52 PM   #5
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Time to bleed the brake lines. It's easy to do. Just time consuming if you don't have a speed bleeder.

Your pads may also be of a lower quality but it shouldn't contribute to a "squishy" feeling.
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