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1999 Forester
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I wasn't going to get another old Forester, but then a good deal (2004) came along. The brakes were poor but I figured it would not be too hard to improve them.

I replaced the fluid; bleeding the brakes RF-LR-LF-RR and wound up with a hard pedal with motor off. When I start it, the pedal drops 2 or 3 inches. It doesn't seem to get much harder if pumped. The brakes seem to work ok but there's a lot of pedal travel. The brakes are a lot better than they started but not as good as I would like.

Is this likely a problem of poor bleeding? (There's still a lot of air in the system?) Or should I be looking elsewhere?

Thanks for your ideas.
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