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Old 05-30-2013, 05:44 AM   #1
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Question Hard Brake pedal

Hi there, i have an 03plate 318i sport touring, i recently replaced the front pads, and since then my brake pedal does 1 press then it goes hard i practically have to put 2 feet on pedal to stop, i then got all discs, pads & shoes replaced but still same problem, (i'll add that before i changed the front pads the 1'st time the brakes where fine except worn!!) anybody any ideas on what i could do DIY ? ive had a quick look at all hoses and they look fine,
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Old 05-30-2013, 06:17 AM   #2
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Hey Ryan, I believe when all changed they will be relatively firm under braking as they are new, and need to be bedded in! Have they been bled correctly too is some thing to check!
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Old 05-30-2013, 06:53 AM   #3
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Shuan is right, I know this on any car it's the same, new pads.... you press the pedal and it barely moves but barely brakes well at all either! takes around 2weeks to fully bedd in and trust me they will be ok....

Couple of tips.... Dont ever try slamming on your brakes at this stage, brake gradually and gently to slowly bedd them in, new pads if pressed in solid can aparrently damage or warp your discs.

Just keep gradually braking (even when you dont need to) i.e 30mph road, do 40, slowly and gently press brake down to 30mph and keept doing it, in a couple weeks they'll feel right as rain.

Only other thing it could be is the fluid but its surely them new pads mate!! Hope this has helped
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