Nothing else matters without good brakes. Steering is important, but if the steering breaks, then the brakes will bring you to a stop. If the brakes go, all the steering will do is help you point your hot rod in the direction of the softest object you can find. This time we once again turned to some of the braking experts and picked their brains on how to properly set up your system and help diagnose some of the simple problems that seem to pop up, preventing the braking system from performing at its best. Brake Troubleshooting Guide Soft Spongy PedalA Defective Master CylinderSome fluid will bypass the seals under pressure if the bore in the master cylinder is pitted or the rubber seals have decreased in size, giving a lower pressure to the wheels and a softer, spongier brake pedal.
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