Question about 2003 Acura 3.2CL
I took my wife's 2003 3.2 CL to Pep Boys to install new front rotors and brake pads, and to adjust the parking brake cable. After picking up the car, the pedal was soft, going all the way to the floor. I thought maybe they didn't bleed it properly, so I took it straight back and they rebled the system, and then told me that I had a blown master cylinder. Since then, they have recanted, and say that they have no idea what is going on with the car. Is it possible that the parking brake adjustment could be causing the soft pedal? These guys are idiots and we have been without our car for 6 days now. Please help.
Excerpt from the helms service manual in regards to bleeding brakes on an '03 Acura CL:
CAUTION: DO NOT press brake pedal all the way to the floor. Press brake pedal half-way to avoid damage to master cylinder piston seal. Damage to piston seal can cause internal and/or external leaks.
most likely the geniuses at pep boys damaged your master cylinder while bleeding your brakes. the parking brake has nothing to do with a soft pedal because the e-brake is a cable system completely seperate from the rest of your braking system. I would take it back to pep boys and give them an earfull.
Posted on Dec 08, 2008
If they rebled the brakes and the pedal goes to the floor, chances are that the master cylinder is bad. Probably cost about $80-100 for the part if you could do it yourself
Posted on Nov 30, 2008
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