Brake peddle question...

Gurpreet

Ex. Club Member
Brake peddle is usually always firm...
This week though... when I apply the brakes it will be firm for about an inch... and then it just dips to the floor... and all firmness is lost...
The car still stops it just that "OMG are my brakes working?" feeling that I hate...
 

Craig

Unofficial Member (Gold)
Club Member
Check the level of fluid under the bonnet - this will most certainly be very low.
 
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Gurpreet

Gurpreet

Ex. Club Member
ok this is weird... I drove it today and no sinking peddle feeling...
fluid level looks fine...
no signs of leaks...

any other suggestions?

:-/
 

Swiper

Ex. Club Member
Club Member
have you removed the rear brake drums and checked behind the cylinder seals?
 

maddave

Club Member (Trial)
Check fluid level, check for leaks of fluid behind each wheel.
Flexible brake hoses could be wearing down, causing swelling when braking. Check the hoses on each wheel and replace if very old or worn.
 
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Gurpreet

Gurpreet

Ex. Club Member
thanks guys... hoses fine... no leaks... turned out to be a faulty vacuum servo... master cylinder was ok. God... expenses... expenses...
 
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