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1997 suburban C1500. I replaced the Front pads

1997 suburban C1500. I replaced the Front pads and rotors once done i noticed that the brakes were spongy. SO then i got a friend to take a look, and he said my masteer cylinder bottom seals were leaking visible fluid. SO i went out and bought another replaced it Bled brakes and still nothing. have tried several different approaches and still nothing but a little more brakes pressure. I do have ABS

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Hi,
You will have to check each brake caliper for pressure when the brake pedal is applied. You may have a sticking piston in one of the brake calipers.

This will cause a spongy pedal.

Hope this helps,let me know how you get on.

Thanks
Jason

Posted on Jul 01, 2010

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