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I have just had my brakes replaced but they still only work

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I have just had my brakes replaced but they still only work when the pedal is nearly to the floor. I have been told there is a problem on this model with the server, is this true. My car is a ford zetec 10 reg.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Ford
Expert:  Gallagher99 replied 3 years ago.
Hi there ,good afternoon to you

Ok is this a fiesta (1.4/1.6tdci ) Varient
Whereby the pedal feels very soft /unresponsive

Regards Brian
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

no this is a 1.25 ford zetec

Expert:  Gallagher99 replied 3 years ago.
Hi there ,thanks

I was just wanting to confirm it wander one of the tdci Varients with a dual servo setup

Ok in each instance I have had this issue (several times in the last few years )

In each instance previous garages have fitted or cleaned out the front pads and discs and cleaned and adjusted the rear brake shoes where after the brake pedal was still very poor

To resolve this issue you need to have what is known as a service bleed
This is different from carrying out a normal brake bleeding procedure

This is done electronically using our ford ids laptop /software
And uses the ABS pump to bleed any air that may be in the system

In every vehicle I have carried this out on the soft /unresponsive brake pedal has been resolved

If you need anymore help or advice on this issue please let me know 
If you are completley satisfied with my answer /advice 
Kind regards XXXXX XXXXX and have a nice evening 

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