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1992 cavalier brakes hard when not running soft when started changed the booster (used) pads are good shape,rotors ok, changed master(used) Bleeded them still the same. maybe new rotors and pads? vacume leak? master bad?

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  • musicman_eg Jan 09, 2009

    I changed the calipers (remanufactured) and the rotors and pads with new, FIXYA !!!

    Thanks ckc61

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2014

    Brakes wontbblee


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Bad vacum or a bad master.... rotor and pad would have no affect on petal feel. never use used parts in a brake system, new or remanufactured only!!

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