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Old 08-29-2013, 08:02 AM   #1
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Brake pedal feels low ?

Just purchased a 1995 bounder with P 30 chassis, The brake pedal seems to go a long ways down before doing anything. After a google search it appears this may be normal? The seller said it had all new brakes on it and it appears to be true, new rotors and pads on the front. Do these brake pedals normally go so far down? almost to the floor ?
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They are known for this.
I have a block of wood on my brake pedal, 29in inseam!
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Just purchased a 1995 bounder with P 30 chassis, The brake pedal seems to go a long ways down before doing anything. After a google search it appears this may be normal? The seller said it had all new brakes on it and it appears to be true, new rotors and pads on the front. Do these brake pedals normally go so far down? almost to the floor ?

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I would immediately have your brake lines bled. You have air in your lines and that could lead to a catastrophic brake failure.
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I used to have a P30 and that's total [moderator edit]. You need to bleed the brakes or find out what's going on.

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Just purchased a 1995 bounder with P 30 chassis, The brake pedal seems to go a long ways down before doing anything. After a google search it appears this may be normal? The seller said it had all new brakes on it and it appears to be true, new rotors and pads on the front. Do these brake pedals normally go so far down? almost to the floor ?
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We had a sinister issue after replacing rear brake caliper on our P30. The fix was to get the front end higher than the rear, let it sit for awhile , let gravity do the work to get fluid to the rear calipers. Bleed the brakes again. Done. Now we have a firm peddle .
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Here is the verdict!!

The brake fluid was almost completely empty!!!! I should have checked it at the point of purchase, I feel lucky I didn't die on the way home ( 200 miles ). Replacing the hoses and bleeding air from the system and now the brakes feel perfect!! Thank you to ALL who gave suggestions ..
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Thank you for the update.
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The brake fluid was almost completely empty!!!! I should have checked it at the point of purchase, I feel lucky I didn't die on the way home ( 200 miles ). Replacing the hoses and bleeding air from the system and now the brakes feel perfect!! Thank you to ALL who gave suggestions ..
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