XJ40 ( XJ81 ) 1986 - 1994

Brake Pedal Travel

Old 11-16-2018, 06:05 PM
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Default Brake Pedal Travel

I've only recently noticed my brake pedal comes all the way back up except for the last 1/4-1/2" or so. I can either pull it the rest of the way with my foot, or let it be for 5-10 seconds and it moves out fully. My pedal feels great aside from this. It's smooth, firm, and otherwise feels like a pedal should. My brakes work well, too. I swapped the master cylinder a month or so ago and flushed the lines. Pads have decent life left in them as well. As soon as the pedal is released, the car will try to move if in gear, so the calipers are releasing. Again, everything seems normal and the only reason I've noticed is my boss was behind me on my way to work and said my lights were doing something weird, and since then I've paid attention to it. Is my servo on the way out, or can the pedal be adjusted? My only real concern is my brake lights don't turn off until 5-10 seconds after releasing the pedal, which in traffic is probably infuriating to the cars behind me. Any input is much appreciated!

Edit: I have seen some other threads similar to this, but it seems they have braking issues as well.
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