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Old 06-21-2015, 10:13 AM   #1
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Spongy brakes

Wondering why my rv has spongy brakes? All of the pads are great and the master cylinder is full of fluid. Any info would be great.
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Old 06-21-2015, 10:23 AM   #2
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You need to bleed all the air from the lines. A good time to bleed all the old fluid out as it needs to be replaced every few years for safety. Replace with DOT 5.1 or super DOT4. NOT DOT 5.
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Old 06-21-2015, 10:49 AM   #3
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It could be a few things. Could have air in lines which would require you to bleed them. Rear brakes could be out of adjustment if they are drum. Your rubber lines could be breaking down and causing them to expand under pressure causing the spongy feel.
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Old 06-21-2015, 10:54 AM   #4
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Wondering why my rv has spongy brakes? All of the pads are great and the master cylinder is full of fluid. Any info would be great.
Get yourself a cheapo self bleeder at auto zone for maybe getting the air out and it never hurts for changing out some of the fluid anyway.
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Old 06-21-2015, 12:02 PM   #5
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Wondering why my rv has spongy brakes? All of the pads are great and the master cylinder is full of fluid. Any info would be great.

Make sure your horn is working.


Seriously, good technical advice above, but more pointedly-- is this a new problem that has arisen suddenly? If so, you might want to have a pro look at it, to determine why as well as what. Washcloths and window shades you can deal with any time. Brakes you handle right away.


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get a set of speed bleeders

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Wondering why my rv has spongy brakes? All of the pads are great and the master cylinder is full of fluid. Any info would be great.
If you are going to Bleed your own brakes, get a set of speed bleeders. They are cheap and it is a one man job using them. Below is a article that I wrote. My brakes were spongy too.

Click Here for article
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Brake fluid absorbs moisture requiring flushing and replacing all fluid every few years.
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