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Hey peeps, So I hit a pothole a few weeks ago and finally got all my parts in. I hit the hole so hard that my stock rim completly broke and was only left with the star held on with the lugs. The damage amounted to a bent control arm, broken lower ball joint, bent upper arm, broken axel, broken rotor, and rim. I have changed the lower control arm, upper arm, axel, and entire spindle. Upon doing the swap, I could not get the ABS speed sensor out of the old spindle because ofcourse it was corroded. I have been doin some reading and trying to see if anyone has any similar issues and have found nothing.

The issue: I currently am waiting on the abs speed sensor to arrive but once i have had everything back together. I took the car to the gas station to add air to my donut. I have the VSA ABS and (!) light on and i understand they would be on because there is no sensor in the passenger spindle. THIS WAS ALL ON THE PASSENGER SIDE BTW. What baffles me right now is the fact that, THE BRAKE PEDAL IS SUPPPPERRR SPONGY. Like almost to the floor. I have a new rotor on there and there was no breakage to my brake line. There was no air introduced to the system (that i know of) aka no bleeders opened or anything of the sort.

Is my brake pedal supppper spongy bc the sensor is missing and the brakes arent proportioning properly??? Since the car was sitting the rain has oxidized my rotors and after coming back from the gas station all of my rotors oxidation has disappeared except on the passenger side the inner portion of the rotors surface (not the back side) basically looking at the face of the rotor the part closest to the lugs is cleared up and the outer part is still rusted like no contact was made?? Im thinking there isnt enough proportioning going on.

Should i be looking into the caliper messing up? or do you guys think its just not proportioning due to there being no sensor in tht spindle?? Do you guys think i have another issue going on here that needs to be addressed? Maybe the glide(slide) pins need to be checked??

When i got into the "accident", there was nothing visually wrong with the caliper. Break pads looked fine when i was putting it back together. I have slotted cross drilled on the car and replaced that one that broke with the stock one that i had saved until i can buy a fresh new set for the front. (money is tight now)

Any advice as to why my pedal is spongy would be helpful. like i said there was no cuts leaks or anything from the line. And no air introduced to the system that i know of.
 

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I'd say try to bleed your brakes and see if that firms up the pedal .. If not, check the dust seal around the caliper piston to see if it is leaking and check your brake line both where it connects to the caliper and where it connects to the metal brake line. If you hit that pothole as hard as it sounds like, I wouldn't be surprised if you created a small tear in the brake line.
 
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