Brake pedal sticking

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Brake pedal sticking

Post by 1900sr » Tue Jan 24, 2006 2:08 pm

I've got an intermittent fault with the turbo that we've just bought. Sometimes when you brake, the pedal stays down and then slowly releases. This was a declared fault when we bought the car, but the 120 mile drive home, plus a 30 mile drive to and from work yesterday failed to show the problem. This morning, drove the car 3 miles into the village, and it's happened virtually everytime I've braked. Anyone had this before, or have any ideas as to what it might be?
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Post by catgroom » Sun Jan 29, 2006 8:47 pm

Sounds like the ABS unit or a dirty sensor/broken wire Steve.

Feel along the wires which go to each sensore very carefully,If you feel a break inside then solder back together or new sensor and wire time.

Could be master cylinder too.

I think just bleeding may help but Id try and find out when that was last done,also check the bleed nipples,flexi hoses for bulging too mate.

Good Luck!

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Post by 1900sr » Mon Jan 30, 2006 11:33 pm

Thanks for that Groomus, I'm hoping I've cured it by lubeing (ooer) all the linkages from the pedal to the ABS system. It was certainly OK today, so fingers crossed. At least I've got some more places to look if it's still iffy.

Only problem is, if I get it properly sorted Jayne will start using it everyday, and I'll have to go back to the Pug :cry:
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Post by catgroom » Tue Jan 31, 2006 6:56 pm

Steve andJayne.Im always on 07771 633289 if you want to call at any time when yer working on her.Im not far away,and can cover that distance really quickly in the white charger!I could help if needed!

There ya go,bit of East Anglian bonding.

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Post by ReVolvoLution » Tue Jan 31, 2006 8:04 pm

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Post by 1900sr » Tue Jan 31, 2006 9:11 pm

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Post by schakal » Tue Feb 07, 2006 12:36 am

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