some times when im driving my brake pedal goes solid as if something is behind it stopping it and when i realese and push on it again it goes back to normal. what could the problem be as it starting to get scary slowing from 70 :O. its got new pads on the front aswell
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Posted: Wed Jul 06, 2011 11:28 am
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does it feel like when the engines off and you press the brake (i.e no engine assistance?) or does it feel like somethings jamming / getting in the way of the pedal or rod?
sounds really dangerous, you want to get it sorted before you continue driving tbh
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there's a test you can do, to rule out the servos not faulty, with the car parked up and the engine running, pump the foot pedal a few times
until it goes solid. then switch the engine off.
Then lightly touch the break pedal downwords, they shouldn't be any resistance at all.
This test can rule out your servo.
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Posted: Wed Jul 06, 2011 1:58 pm
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just done the test the pedal didnt go solid after a few pumps . i could hear a sucking noise when i push the pedal then i turned the engine off and the pedal went solid? is there a service kit you can buy to service the servo? or is a easier and cheaper to replace the servo
Im the dumdum sorry to give wrong fnfo, just tried on my car,
with engine switched off pump the pedal till it becomes hard.
then start up, the pedal then should go to the floor without much force.(thats the servo working)
i no this old but i finally got round to popping in to my old college and asked my old tutor what he thinks could be the problem and he mentioned that the flexi pipes could be flexing so much its stopping the brake fluid from moving . could this be possible ?
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