2004 Peugeot 407 s Brake pedal soft

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najo
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Brake pedal soft
Jun 10, 2011 (8 years ago)
my brake pedal on the 407 is quite soft and travels quite close to the floor. I have just got the brake fluid changed today hoping that it would make a difference. It feel's no differnt. It brakes totally fine but does not feel as firm as other cars like the ford mondeo or BMW. Any advice on this would be appreciated.

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Car: Peugeot 407
Variant: s
Model Year: 2004
Category: Steering, Suspension, Brakes, Wheels & Tyres

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Witty
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Jun 12, 2011 (8 years ago)
I take that you have bled the system correctly!!!. Starting from the wheel that is furthest away from the master cylinder and keeping reservoir topped up as not to let any air in the system. Other than that it may be a problem with the servo unit.
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najo
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Jun 13, 2011 (8 years ago)
I had the brake fluid changed by the garage where they confirmed bleeding the brakes. You mentioned servo? is this a costly part to replace? Is this the same as a brake master cylinder?

Your response would be appreciated.

Thanks!
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Witty
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Jun 13, 2011 (8 years ago)
One more thing, have you recently had the pads replaced, and if so did you buy cheap pads or genuine pads?. A friend of mine tried cheap pads and he had the same problem. Then he bought genuine pads and problem was solved!!. Hope this helps.
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najo
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Jun 14, 2011 (8 years ago)
Had the brake pads & discs replaced last year.
Parts were bought from Car spares. I dont think they were cheap. I did have a slight spongy brake pedal before the discs and pads were fitted.

My concern is that if the breaks have been bled and my brake pedal is still soft. Does this mean I have servo or master cylinder that is faulty?
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Witty
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Jun 14, 2011 (8 years ago)
Would be a good idea to get them checked. But did the pedal go any softer after the pads and discs were changed?. As some spurious parts can cause this!.
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najo
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Jun 15, 2011 (8 years ago)
No i dont think so, it is about the same becuase I remeber when I first experianced the spongy brake pedal I was hoping that new discs and pads would sort the problem out?

Do you still advise to have the brake pads checked?

It's a bit difficult to go back to the garage and question thier work on wither they actually bled the brakes correctly?

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Jan 30, 2012 (8 years ago)
My boot door on the 407 won't close. If I slam it really hard it latches on but still loose. Can someone please advis e on what could be causing this?
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