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Old 04-04-2011, 06:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Dead space on brake pedal for Civic LXs

Is that normal?

Had it since I bought the car.. the 1st inch or so pretty much does nothing on
the brake pedal. Drove my friend's Si the other day and found his w/o the
dead space.

Just wondering if it's normal and if there's a way I can get rid of it?

Thanks!
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Old 04-04-2011, 07:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Is that normal?

Had it since I bought the car.. the 1st inch or so pretty much does nothing on
the brake pedal. Drove my friend's Si the other day and found his w/o the
dead space.

Just wondering if it's normal and if there's a way I can get rid of it?

Thanks!
That is not good or normal I'm not sure of the exact spec but rule of thumb should not be more than half an inch of pedal free play on the brake pedal and sounds like it needs adjustment, or it's possible you might have the wrong fluid in the system
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Old 09-12-2011, 01:42 PM   #3 (permalink)
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could also mean the difference between disc and drum brakes....disc all the way around i prefer....my lxs has rear drums...i fkn hate it....
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I took my car into the shop the other day and noticed a similar thing on my brake pedal (not sure if something has actually changed or it's one of those "when you get something done you start noticing things that were already there" things).

When the car is off, pumping the brakes builds up pressure and it remains firm when pressed, but after the car is on and the vacuum is on, I need to depress the brake about 1" in order to keep the car from moving when not in park. I hear the "click" of the electronics go on and the brake light goes on after about 1/4" of movement. The pedal reaches a "stop" with clearance to spare above the floor, and it doesn't "sink", it just feels like it takes longer for it to engage.
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