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2006 Magnum R/T AWD; Firm brake pedal but hard to slow down ( Too much brake force).

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So I picked up a Magnum ( Always wanted one) and the car I found is clean/low miles but needs sorting.

The brake pedal in the car is firm but takes a great deal of effort to actually stop the car. I had assumed this was a faulty brake booster but I'm sad to say that after standing on my head and swapping it out....that did not resolve the issue. The car appears to have new front rotors and pads. Not sure what else to investigate but the front brakes look really new and I'm wondering if the rotors were not cleaned or some other issue that could have glazed the brakes. Does this make sense? Are some pads just really crappy? Interested in recommendations for what else to try. I'm thinking about running a DA sander on the rotors to assure they are not glazed and maybe sand or swap out the brake pads. Any other suggestions? Doe this plan make sense and if so are there preferred pads for the magnum?


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Definitely remove each caliper and make sure they can still slide like they're supposed to.
Many owners of all cars seem to be more concerned with brake dust on their wheels than they are with great stopping power. I hope the new pads do the trick!I had to replace the front caliper pistons on my '09 Charger last year 'cause they wouldn't retract to allow pad replacement. Your car is older so may have the same issue too.
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