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Hi,
We have a 91 Escort 1.9L. The brake seems a bit soft. I bled some brake fluid out, thinking it might have air in it. But that didn't change the paddle feel that much. The car still stops fine...
Does 91 Escort have soft paddle from factory?
Is there anything else I should look for?

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The 1991 - 1996 models use crappy Mazda brakes. Somewhere I think in 1993 or 1994 they upgraded those to slightly less crappy Mazda brakes. If you have the early version get brake parts for a 1995-1996 model and upgrade to 4 wheel discs from a GT and add braided stainless steel lines. Supposedly not too difficult to do and not too expensive and shouldn't be to horribly bad.
 

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Upgrading to disks is a fair bit of work. My suggestion is to live with it; as long as you know how sensitive your brakes are, and drive accordingly, you should survive. As already mentioned, it is an inherent problem. You may also try replacing the rubber portions of your brake lines; this may help a bit if they're old, soft and tired. Your diaphragm in your power brake booster may also be getting old. A complete replacement of brake fluid with fresh stuff may also help a bit.
 
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