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2015 dodge Cummings 2500-replaced...

2015 dodge Cummings 2500-replaced brake pads and rotors. I have soft brake pedal. How to fix?

Mechanic's Assistant: How old are the rotors? How many miles are on the car?

Just replaced rotors today with brake pads. 52,000

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model of your '15 Dodge?

Outdorosman 2500 diesel

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your 2500 yourself? What have you tried so far?

Fixing myself. Checked all brake lines. no brake fluid leaking. Brake fluid normal amount in cylinder

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Dodge Mechanic: Mopar Certified, Dodge Technician replied 4 months ago
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Welcome to JA my name is Mark.

Did you open the hydraulic system at all such as replacing the calipers........or was this just pads and rotors only?

HAve you driven the truck since you changed the brakes, and if so, how far?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Just pads and rotors. Did not open to air. Drive about 4 miles after replacing pads and rotors
Dodge Mechanic: Mopar Certified, Dodge Technician replied 4 months ago

Thanks for the reply.

We run into this every now again at the dealership and it is always when we are told to use a cheaper alternative pad compared with the OEM ones.

What is boils down to is the quality of the friction material used in the pads. In the beginning they have this real soft/mushy feeling to them. Once you take it for a drive and get the pads good and heated up, and then let it sit for a bit, we find the pads then work as designed and the pedal feels normal again. So, it takes a heat cycle to break some pads, sometimes.

So, take it for another drive, get them good and hot and you might just fine already since you've driven it once already.

Let me know how you make out please.

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