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smallengineshop

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Spongy brake pedal or lever after bleeding the brakes
« on: April 10, 2015, 04:45:12 PM »
I sometimes receive emails asking about a spongy brake pedal or lever after bleeding the brakes. Whenever your brake pedal or lever is spongy, and everything else in your brake system is working correctly, than there is air in your brake line. Either you didn't remove all the air in the brake line during the brake bleeding process, or air is some how entering your brake line during the process of bleeding the brakes. Make sure your brake lines are in good condition and all the brake line fittings are tight and sealed. Make sure your master cylinder and brake calipers are in good working condition. Make sure when your bleeding the brakes you don't empty the master cylinder brake fluid reservoir and introduce air into the system. If your front wheel has two brake calipers, than make sure you bleed both sides. If after doing all this and your brake still feels spongy, than bleed the brakes again.
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