I drive a 2004 Focus SVT (Rubi) and was hoping for some assistance. Last year I had the slave cylinder replaced. Everything is working for the most part- brakes and clutch, but when I first start the vehicle and pull out of the driveway, I push down on the brakes but the car doesn't stop as it should. I have to pump the brakes for a minute and it seems to correct the issue. It only seems to be a problem when I first drive the vehicle.
I am not sure if the problem is the clutch master cylinder or if I have trapped air in the line. I don't see any leaking brake fluid oil from the CMC, so it doesn't seem to be like the problems I have read from others on the board. The best way I can explain it is I push down on the brakes and feel resistance but the car still moves. I can't push down on the brakes any further unless I release it and brake again.
Should I first try to bleed the brake fluid or would it just be better to replace the CMC? The car has about 88,000 miles and I don't believe the CMC has been replaced in the past. Any help would be appreciated. I have a few other problems with the Rubi but I figured I should fix this one first