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I have a '03 6s with the manual transmission and when I would press on the brake pedal, the pedal would travel an excessive distance (below the gas pedal, made heel-toeing easy as a can of corn,) before the brakes would bite. When they finally would bite, the pedal felt firm but it didn't exactly install much confidence in the brakes.

I replaced the front pads with Hawk HPS and bled the brakes using a synthetic DOT 3/4 fluid. That didn't fix it, so I re-bled the brakes thinking I had screwed up. Still not fixed.

Explained this to a buddy of mine and he suggested adjusting the rod that is between the master cylinder and the brake pedal. (Letter C of attached diagram, thanks Crossbow, I stole it from one of your previous posts.) He said this was common on Ford trucks, the fire wall would deflect and bend from people slamming on the brakes.

I ended up adjusting it 3 1/2 turns before the pedal felt right under braking.

Has anyone else had this problem? Is this common for the 6? I have never had to do this on any other car I have owned.

Thanks.

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"Is this ALL the time? or the first application?

What happens if you tap the brake pedal, then apply the brakes?"

It was all the time. I could pump the brakes up while standing still. Tapping didn't seem to help.
 
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