brakes still "spongy" after installing a new master cylinder - - Arctic Cat Forum

Utility Performance / Technical info Utility ATV Performance and Technical Discussions about specific mods, engine upgrades!

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 4 Old 10-06-2009, 10:23 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
Junior Member
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: arnold, mo
Posts: 2
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
ATV: 500
I have a 2002 AC 500 auto that I just installed a new master cylinder on. I bled the brakes several times and it is better. However, it still can be a little "spongy" at times. Any suggestions out there?
cisco is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 4 Old 10-06-2009, 10:27 PM
Senior Member
mitchell87's Avatar
Senior Member
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: North Dakota
Posts: 1,194
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Sled: none
ATV: 07 650 H1
2007 Mileage: 100
Maybe make sure all your fittings are tight to make sure there is no air getting in?

07 AC 650 H1
27 in Pirelli Mudweisers
ITP SS 212s
Dyno Jet kit
Clipped and Drilled

2010 Ext. Cab Silverado 6.2L
Max Tow Package
Leveling Kit
20" Tahoe rims
mitchell87 is offline  
post #3 of 4 Old 10-06-2009, 11:03 PM
Team ArcticChat
snoprosrule's Avatar
Team ArcticChat
Team ArcticChat
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: North Dakota
Posts: 1,246
Thanks: 0
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Sled: 98,99 Snopro's and 2 Polaris
ATV: Honda 350X
2009 Mileage: N/A
2008 Mileage: N/A
2007 Mileage: N/A
2006 Mileage: N/A

I put a fancy anodized longer brake lever on one time, and tried to bleed the brakes and I could not get the air completely out and they were spongy also. So I put the factory one back on to bleed them and they set right up! Then I put the fancy one back on. I don't know if this applies or not but good luck!

If it smells good..........stick your nose in it!
snoprosrule is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #4 of 4 Old 10-07-2009, 07:35 AM
Senior Member
gr8white's Avatar
Senior Member
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Eastern Shore, MD
Posts: 367
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
ATV: 09 Mud Pro
Check your pads.....are they worn

09 Mud Pro...........08 366

Exhaust mod............................................Sno rkled
Pro Grips (gel touch).................................28"MST&#39; s
29.5&#39;s........................................ ..............///Airdam
EBC pads
Rad. racked
2.5" B&J Lift
30/45mm wheel spacers
<span style="color:#000080">Engine Ice
gr8white is offline  

  Lower Navigation
Go Back - Arctic Cat Forum > ATV's > Utility ATV repair and maintenance & Troubleshooting > Utility Performance / Technical info

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the - Arctic Cat Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome