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Hello Everyone I Was Wondering If Anyone Can Help. The Brakes On My Focus St170 Seem To Have A Lot Of Travel Before They Kick In


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#1 Gazst170

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Posted 17 February 2014 - 08:31 PM



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Posted 17 February 2014 - 08:33 PM

System probably needs bleeding.



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Posted 17 February 2014 - 08:37 PM

Hiya big d ive had them bled dtill seem to be the same

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Posted 17 February 2014 - 09:00 PM

I took it to the garage and they put a bleeding kit on. And if im honest it didn't really seem any different but he said he didn't think it would get much better. But I think they are very poor.

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Posted 20 February 2014 - 01:47 PM

how good are the disks and pads?



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Posted 20 February 2014 - 06:37 PM

The pads and discs seem to be ok. But I just thought they would be better than they are

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Posted 21 February 2014 - 02:14 PM

If the pedal feels spongey it would suggest an airlock. Alternatively it could be that your best off replacing the pads and/or disks.



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Posted 21 February 2014 - 09:35 PM

Thanks for your reply. Im bookin it in monday to do just that.

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Posted 26 February 2014 - 05:09 PM

did you manage to get this resolved?



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Posted 26 February 2014 - 05:23 PM

I did get sorted thanks jeebowhite I took to my mate and he put a bleeding kit on. And there was some air in he said. Much better than before. Kwick fit they said they done the same things as I said on a earlier post. It didn't seem to change If im honest dont really rate my local Kwick fit

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Posted 26 February 2014 - 08:40 PM

Kwik Fit are absolutely clueless about cars.



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Posted 26 February 2014 - 10:36 PM

I know mate should of rememberd when my neighbour went to Kwick fit. For his oil change on his mondeo 2 days later it blew up. Well they wont be getting anymore of my money. ..

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Posted 27 February 2014 - 11:23 AM

I went to them once to get the headlights aligned on my Focus, after fitting black ST170 lights.

 

A few days later when I drove the car at night, the lights were great.... IF I didn't want to see anything that was more than six feet away from the front of the car. :s

 

And they used specialist aligning equipment to make them that good!  I could have done it better with a garage wall and a bit of sticky tape.



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Posted 27 February 2014 - 11:35 AM

They are a joke. What gets me if they have the the proper equipment. Why don't they get people that can use it properly.

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Posted 27 February 2014 - 08:27 PM

Probably because they'd have to train everyone which needs someone to know what they're doing but anyone who knows what they're doing would probably want to work elsewhere.

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