Problem: Spongy break peddle after replacing pads
Subject: Brake pad replacement (front and rear)
Vehicle: 2000 Chev S10 4x4
No problems encountered changing out all pads.
I used a C-clamp to compress the caliper break cylinders - compressing them very slowly so the calipers would fit over the new pads - encountered no problems.
The new brake pads went into place without a hitch.
Calipers went back into place over the new break pads and were secured.
Got the vehicle back on its wheels.
When I started the vehicle then pushed the brake to the floor. After the second or third time I braked, the peddle no longer went to the floor, but it never firmed up. I continued to pump the brake several (40 or more time) but the best I could get was a mushy peddle that went half way to the floor.
Am I to the point where I have to bleed the breaks
Thanks for any help in advance.
Chev owner since 1965