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MY BREAK PETAL IS FIRM WHEN ENGINE IS OFF & WHEN CRANK THE

Customer Question

MY BREAK PETAL IS FIRM WHEN ENGINE IS OFF & WHEN CRANK THE CAR IT GOES WAY DOWN SLOWLY.
JA: How many miles are on the car? Is it an automatic or a manual transmission?
Customer: bOOSTER OR WHAT?
JA: What is the model/year of your BMW?
Customer: 2007 328I WITH 100K
JA: Are you fixing your 328i yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: NEEDED ROTORS & PADS & CHANGED THOSE
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: N O
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: BMW
Expert:  Steve replied 2 months ago.
do the brakes and pedal operate normally when driving?
Customer: replied 2 months ago.
no soft pedal and goes down way farther than usual
Expert:  Steve replied 2 months ago.

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I would have the brake fluid level checked to make sure there isn't a leak, but it sounds most likely as though you have a failed brake master cyilnder. it will need to be replaced.

if you need a good non dealer option to cut down on costs, check out www.bimmershops.com or www.bimrs.org for options.

Please let me know if you have further questions. Please do not forget to click a positive rating as this is the only way I receive credit for my answer, thank you. Best wishes with your vehicle...

Expert:  Steve replied 2 months ago.

did you have additional questions?