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You just changed your front disc brakes on a 04 santa fe But the pedal seems to be to loose did you miss something?


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2005-10-21 05:02:51
2005-10-21 05:02:51

pump the pedal a few times then check your brake fluid level it should go down a little bit then start the car and let it run and continue to pump the pedal.

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