Soft brake pedal/excessive pedal pressure - 2001 Intrepid w/ABS

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Phil T, Apr 23, 2006.

  1. Phil T

    Phil T Guest

    Just finished reading the recent post(s) about this subject. This
    problem with braking describes my '01 Intrepid that I bought in 2003. I
    never liked it but figured that's just the way it is. In 2004 I
    replaced one front caliper, both front rotors and pads because they were
    all needed. I bled the daylights out of the system - essentially flushed
    it with new 3 liters of new fluid until I had clean, clear fluid at all
    4 corners of the car. Still the brake pedal was mushy (still is).

    After reading the previous posts, I see two potential causes :

    1) A problem with the vacuum booster

    2) The Scan Tool should have been used during bleeding !! This pisses me
    a bit because when I bought the brake parts at the local Chrysler dealer
    in 2004 I asked if there was anything special I needed to do or know
    about bleeding the system and they said "no" - they just bleed the
    brakes until all the bubbles are gone, and that's it.

    Comments/advice appreciated. Looks like I should buy a proper shop
    manual and a Scan Tool (?).

    Phil T, Apr 23, 2006
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