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Have a 2008 Winnebago Mercedes Diesel Sprinter on a Dodge Chassis, it has 26k miles and the brakes feel spongy. What can be causing the sponginess?

I've been told the pads look good. Any idea what is causing the sponginess?

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: breaks are spongy and break light is on

raise the hood ...on the drivers side right below the cowl panel attached to the front of the vacuum booster. also look at the wheels for fluid ....you may have a wheel cylinder leaking

Posted on Nov 01, 2008

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SOURCE: spongy breaks

The rear brakes need to be adjusted

Posted on Nov 21, 2008

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SOURCE: DODGE SPRINTER DIESEL

remove air cleaner...then remove the black engine cover....the filter is under it

Posted on Feb 22, 2009

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SOURCE: this 2008 sprinter has two belts, one for the fan

Here is a picture of the Serpentine belt routing for a 2008 3.0 diesel

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Posted on Aug 02, 2011

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