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Old 02-16-2004, 10:15 PM   #1
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Default Brakes seem weak

I recently bought an impreza. The brakes seem to be kinda weak, probably worse than my dad's Camry or my old Plymouth Reliant. Is this to do with the Impreza having weaker brakes, or maybe because I'm just driving faster than usual?

Mechanical inspection report came out fine with regard to brakes, except that the brake pads are about 65% worn out (not sure if that has to do with it)

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Old 02-17-2004, 02:39 AM   #2
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You need to share some car info so replies will come faster.
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Old 02-17-2004, 03:15 PM   #3
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Have the brakes been bleed recently? What type of pads are on the brakes?

Oh yeah, what type of car.
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Old 02-17-2004, 03:26 PM   #4
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sorry whats brakes been bleed mean? I'm not sure what kind of pads are there either but they are 85% worn down.

The brake pedal just isnt very stiff, and the car doesnt slow down very fast when braking
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Old 02-17-2004, 04:03 PM   #5
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I would suggest you take it to the local dealership for a brake check up. To bleed the brakes means to loosen the bleed valves to remove air that builds up inside them. Getting new pads also would be a good idea.
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Old 02-18-2004, 12:18 AM   #6
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65% worn out or 85%? If the brake fluid hasn't been changed for a while doing that may help. Also, Subaru brakes tend to feel a little mushy but stop just fine in tests.
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Old 02-18-2004, 01:35 PM   #7
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Try new tires.
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Old 02-18-2004, 02:57 PM   #9
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Either my tires or brakes are 85% worn, so if one is 85 then the otehr is 65. But that is probably the cause of the problem, cuz the brakes do feel mushy like mike said
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Old 02-18-2004, 11:56 PM   #10
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If you need to replace the pads, I recommend shopping around and finding a place that, when the pads wear out they will give you new pads. It's probably not the best choice for high performance driving, but if you are driving on the streets and want to save cash in the long run, I recommend it (just make sure you buy it at a place that'll back it up and not run out of business).

Also, check your brake rotors. I've seen cars that were sold because the owner didn't know that squeeky brakes means that the pads need to be replaced, so they chewed through the rotor. Some people are clueless...
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