2012 Brake Pedal Feel - Focus Fanatics
Ford Focus Forum
HomeContact UsAbout UsGalleryDiscussion ForumsMarketplace


Go Back   Focus Fanatics > Ford Focus Tech Discussions > Brakes, Suspension & Body Chassis

Brakes, Suspension & Body Chassis The place to go for answers on brakes, suspension, camber, alignment and more.

Search This Forum | Image Search | Advanced Search    
Ford Focus Tire & Wheels FocusFanatics Merchandise

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-21-2014, 01:46 PM   #1
Ti/12
Focus Rookie
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Fan#: 183441
Location: Saint Paul, MN
What I Drive: 2012 Candy Blue Focus Titanium, 5Sp

Posts: 6
FF Reputation: 1 Ti/12 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
2012 Brake Pedal Feel

First Post!

My 2012 Titanium has a soft or mushy brake pedal feel at the top. After less than a inch of pedal travel it firms up.

Is this considered "normal"?

Would stainless steel brake lines help resolve this?

FYI - The brakes themselves work very well and I have no other issues with them.

I did do several searches on this subject and did not find any thing that really applies, so if this a redundant post, my apologies.


__________________
Candy Blue 2012 Titanium HB, 5 Sp,
Handling Pkg. with 18" wheels, Focus E-RMM,
Steeda Rear Sway Bar, AEM Air Filter,
Snorkel delete, Steeda Short Throw Shifter Bracket.
Ti/12 is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 08-21-2014, 02:46 PM   #2
sailor
"Elder"
 
sailor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Fan#: 57268
Location: Williamsville, NY
What I Drive: 2004 Pitch Black ZTS 2.3 5spd.

Posts: 13,330
FF Reputation: 67 sailor Excellent Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Welcome to FF!

Moved this down to the Brakes, Suspension & Chassis section for a better fit.

Description sounds pretty typical for most, I assume it's much harder with the engine off & that this isn't a recent change.

Braided stainless lines are popular because they remove one point of flex in the system. Largest improvement is seen when brake lines are the main flex point, such as with stiff racing type calipers. It's always a help, and few think they're not worth it after trying them. Your 4 corner discs should be reasonably stiff already, so the lines will likely be a noticeable improvement.

Press on the pedal with the engine off & you get a better "feel" for how much flex is in the system. The brake booster hides this feel a lot, and is the reason you get that soft feel before they firm up.

Cheers
__________________
"Rubber Side Down"

S.R. #275
sailor is online now  
    Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2014, 11:17 PM   #3
Ti/12
Focus Rookie
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Fan#: 183441
Location: Saint Paul, MN
What I Drive: 2012 Candy Blue Focus Titanium, 5Sp

Posts: 6
FF Reputation: 1 Ti/12 Good Standing Member
Buy-Sell-Trade Rating: (0)
Thanks for the info!

Any brand recommendations for S.S. hoses?
__________________
Candy Blue 2012 Titanium HB, 5 Sp,
Handling Pkg. with 18" wheels, Focus E-RMM,
Steeda Rear Sway Bar, AEM Air Filter,
Snorkel delete, Steeda Short Throw Shifter Bracket.
Ti/12 is offline  
    Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks & Social Networks
-->
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:47 PM.


Copyright 2002-2014 FocusFanatics.com. All Rights Reserved : Terms of Use : Privacy Policy : Advertise Information

Focus Fanatics Ford Focus Forum offers many fun ways for you to engage with other Ford Focus Owners from across the world. Whether it be about the aftermarket performance modifications, technical how-to's, European tuned suspension or awesome fuel economy similar to the Acura TLX or Fiesta ST. You can find all Ford Focus and Focus ST related information here. Join our Ford Focus discussion forums and chat with local Focus enthusiasts in your area.