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Hi,I had new brake pads and rotors installed in my car. The brake pedal goes all the way down to the floor, when I am pressing the brake pedal while waiting for the light. There also seems to be a grinding noise at times. thanks, Awilda

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  • venus55564 Sep 27, 2009

    Yes, very much so. I have a scheduled appointment with my ford dealer to check on the brakes. I just wanted to get a first hand idea on what the problem may be and not hoping its the later. Very informative, prompt response, will return.

    Many thanks,
    venus55564

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Is the pedal dropping lower after the brake job?
You may have a fluid leak in the system....or require a brake adjustment and bleeding of the system to remove trapped air.
No matter.....do not drive it with questionable brakes!

If the problem is a dropping brake pedal without loss of fluid......it most likely needs a new master cylinder.

A bad master cylinder usually shows itself ......as a dropping brake pedal when a light steady pressure is applied to the pedal.
Usually a firm fast push on the pedal will maintain a higher pedal.

You must have your brake system checked......grinding noises and a dropping pedal and the work already done has to be looked at before driving this car.....and I would suggest by another shop other than the one that did your pads and rotors.

I would also strongly suggest having the car towed to be repaired.



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