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    911s front brake rebuilt

    I have a 1970 911s with aluminium front brake calipers.
    I recently had the right front caliper rebuilt since it was "hanging up" causing the car to pull to the right when braking. The brakes now work but have a soft spongy feel to the brake pedal. The shop which did the work said that this is normal and should correct itself in about 500 miles.
    I am puzzled by this since about 5years ago I had the left front caliper rebuilt and didnt have this issue. That work was done by another shop which sadly

    Does anyone on the forum have any ideas/thoughts about this?
    Am I being fed a load of nonsense and if so what is the solution?
    I would be very greatful for any ideas.

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    Dallas, TX
    My brakes were a little spongy after I rebuilt my brakes. It took about 100 miles for them to firm up. Supposedly the new dust seals on the caliper pull the piston back further than broken-in ones, thus it takes a little more pedal travel to get the same feel.

    If it doesn't improve, bleed the brakes again, that should do the trick.
    '73 911S targa

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