||07-07-2019 11:16 PM
Brake Issue, 1996 Sidekick Sport
well, I have been working hard to get a recently purchased 1996 (US) Sidekick Sport 4x4 1.8 engine (SV418) road ready for my grandson and the last concern has to do with the brake system. The problem, not knowing the characteristics of said car is how much play should be in the pedal movement. We have all new parts in the rear to include wheel cylinders, front disc are find but changed both brake lines. Took it into Firestone to have a flush and ensure all brakes where installed and adjusted properly. When we bleed the brakes, I get strong resistance but once I turn the engine on it seem to fade away and I don't get a since the brakes are braking until I press the pedal pass the half way mark. If I pump the brakes I seem to get a better braking resolute. Is this normal or should I be thinking about replacing the Master Cylinder (MC) and what about the Power Brake Booster. Any suggestions would be most helpful, thanks....