Brake Pedal is soft

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  1. Bryan Brooks

    Bryan Brooks New Member

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    I have a 1995 s h o. I went for a drive today and I got in and noticed that the brake pedal was really soft. The car will stop but you have to push the pedal all the way to the floor. There's not much pressure did you have to apply to push the pedal to the floor. First thing I thought of was to check the reservoir and the brake reservoir is completely empty I had fluid and there a while back. So my question is has anybody else had this issue or where could the brake fluid go I don't see anything leaking
     
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    Add more fluid, pump the brakes, and you'll see where it's leaking from.
     
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    You need to do a full bleed and check. Maybe it's going into the booster area. That might hide it. It's supposed to be a closed system so it's going somewhere. If you have other fluid leaks it might complicate it if it's not out toward the wheels or easy to spot lines. Only a few parts to it so it shouldn't be a total mystery if you dig into it.

    Push comes to shove there are surely some dyes or uv crap you can use to make it easier but I would hold off on that.

    I still have a bottle of sealed ATE super blue from way back that I would use if I was in a bind. They don't sell it anymore though.
     
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    I'm going to try to look at it a little closer again hopefully I can get out to it soon and dig into it. Thanks for the help guys. Between this car and my super Coupe keep me pretty busy
     
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    There is a float in the reservoir and when the fluid gets low, a light comes on. That did not happen?

    There is a lot of plumbing surrounding the ABS unit, and it takes a while for the fluid to work its way down to the ground when it leaks from that point.

    Follow Irish Prides advice and see where that takes you. If nothing shows up on the ground after a couple of refills, it is going into your booster. Also look on your inside carpet below the master cylinder.

    You can buy all new stainless steel lines from Shonut Performance.
     
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    You've got your hands full keeping both running. Good luck!
     
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    Yes that is correct. There was not a light on the dash at all. It worked just fine when I last parked it and took it out about two weeks later and had a soft pedal like this at that point check and no fluid. And actually I can't remember seeing a light on it when I was just in the car

    Irish Prides has given me some helpful information in the past.
     
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    That is the truth. They both keep me very busy. Bad they're two of my favorite cars so I wouldn't have it any other way
     

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