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Put new brakes on and still have mushroom brakes

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  • valvestem May 11, 2010

    Did you bleed the brake fluid system? For the mushy brakes?

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I have to ask a dumb question, did you bleed the brakes? Most likely an air bubble in the system yet. Sometimes the bubble will work out over time but I would bleed them again.

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