brake pedal feels stiff at startup

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nabril
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Car: 2015 Nissan Rogue SL
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brake pedal feels stiff at startup

Postby nabril » Fri Aug 19, 2022 8:34 am

Hello guys
I park my 14 Rogue outside the garage (hers goes in it), and there's a slight incline downward.
Every time that I press the brake pedal to start the car, it feels very stiff, but once the car starts, the pedal feels nice and smooth.

Is that normal? If I recall correctly, if the car is parked at a level angle, the pedal does not feel stiff.


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VStar650CL
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Car: 2013 Nissan Altima 2.5 SL
2004 Nissan Altima 2.5 S

Re: brake pedal feels stiff at startup

Postby VStar650CL » Fri Aug 19, 2022 12:29 pm

It's normal. The vacuum booster bleeds out all its vacuum when the car sits overnight, which makes the pedal go high-and-hard. Once you start the car the booster gets vacuum again and the pedal returns to normal.

nabril
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Re: brake pedal feels stiff at startup

Postby nabril » Sat Aug 20, 2022 11:59 am

Thank you vstar

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VStar650CL
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Re: brake pedal feels stiff at startup

Postby VStar650CL » Sat Aug 20, 2022 12:09 pm

You're most welcome. Happy motoring!


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