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Brakes are spongey been to dealer and they bleed system etc and made no difference . Now they are saying that is normal

Also have drivin other cars same year and pedal is rock solid

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If you have drum brakes and they were replaced at that time, the rear drum brakes may need adjustment.

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Without more history on why you are where you are with this brake system problem, we can only provide advice in general terms.

Spongy-soft pedal:
Brake system non-metallic parts can deteriorate.
Incorrect brake fluid used before and or this time.
Incompatible brake fluid used before and or this time.
Too much travel for pad pistons to move before gripping.
Cheap pad and or liner does not give solid feed back to pedal.
New Rotors are not broken in correctly.

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Wrong break fluid or dealer blead breaks wrong

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Year make model?

since you're seeing a dealership, i'm guessing it's still under warranty? if it's a new car, don't take no for an answer and go to another dealership

if this is an older car, goto an independent shop instead & see what they find

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Hi there,

In a properly functioning brake system, depression of the brake fluid forces fluid through the brake lines to the brakes, which then of course stop the vehicle. Brake fluid is special in that it does NOT compress, which is why pressing of the brake pedal should feel solid.

However, air on the other hand, DOES compress and if air is present in either the fluid or anywhere in the brake line, this will cause the brake pedal to feel spongy.

Brake fluid has a lifespan of approx. 2years - old fluid should be completely flushed from the brake lines, by forcing NEW fluid through the system. Never mix old fluid with new, as this will introduce contaminants and also air into the new fluid.

Note: there are around 3 types of brake fluid currently available - you MUST use only that which is approved by the vehicle's manufacturer.

On many cars, bleeding of brakes must be done in a specific sequence as per manufacturer's instructions, due to complicated fluid proportioning valves etc.

I recommend you have the quality of fluid + bleeding process rechecked.

If both check out ok, then you may have a more serious problem of a leak somewhere, allowing air to enter the brake system.

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