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    Brakes! (not breaks)

    in the last 2 months or so once i have started car and driven off go to apply the break and it just goes straight to the floor, then when i apply again it is fine? this has happened about 3 times now, is there something wrong or just something im missing?

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    Your Brakes need bleeding bud
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    is it hard to do? and is it a big problem that needs sorting right away?

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    It's not something i would want to leave bud, last thing you want is your pedal hitting the floor when you want to stop in a hurry. You need to take it to a reputable garage who is familiar with the 'eezi bleed' system or something similar, there are few threads on this but it isn't a good thing to pump the brake pedal to bleed the fluid
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    Quote Originally Posted by arsenal_69r View Post
    is it hard to do? and is it a big problem that needs sorting right away?
    is this a joke?

    your brakes go down to the floor and ask does it need sorting? if not for your sake think of other people/children crossing roads .....

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    no its not a joke, in the last 2 months its done this 2-3 times after not driving for around 3-4 days start car and apply break then apply again and its fine there is nothing wrong with my breaks what so ever

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    Quote Originally Posted by arsenal_69r View Post
    there is nothing wrong with my breaks what so ever
    2 things, firstly, it's BRAKES, not breaks... unless you're having a kitkat or something.

    Secondly, there's obviously something wrong with your brakes, or you wouldn't be posting on here asking for advice! lol

    I would get the brakes bled first to see if that cures the problem, other possible problems is slave cylinder, see if your brake fluid reservoir is low, worst case scenario I guess, is knackered brake master cylinder. If you don't know what you are doing, I highly recommend you find a specialist of some sort to have a look at it pronto.



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    ok cool

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    cheers for the help guys, much appreciated

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    [QUOTE=jojo;941401
    I would get the brakes bled first to see if that cures the problem, other possible problems is slave cylinder, see if your brake fluid reservoir is low, worst case scenario I guess, is knackered brake master cylinder. If you don't know what you are doing, I highly recommend you find a specialist of some sort to have a look at it pronto.[/QUOTE]



    would vag-com bring up anything if it was slave or master cylinder?

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    anyone?

    also should some sort of warning come up if it is master cylinder? and anyone recommend a place to get this sorted in Hampshire area.

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    Nope, you need to bleed your brakes first. Search is your friend: linky

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    right so i am pretty sure my master cylinder has gone. first things first what the rough price of a new one? second a rough price on labour ect and last of all is it a hard long job? fiddly an time consuming or quite a simple job to do?

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    did you try bleeding it?

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    No I haven't tried doin that but my step brothers dad is a mechanic and he was goin through things to do to check if it is the master cylinder would u recomend bleeding first then go from there? Also how would air get in the system without touching anything?

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    to be honest mate, no offence, i would take your car to a garage, or get your step brothers dad to sort it for you, it needs at least a try of bleeding, reasons for needing bleeding are leaks...seals ... LACK OF MAINTENANCE....etc

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    OK mate cheers. and none taken i wouldn't even try mess around with something as serious as the brakes. ill see if he is free sometime soon to get them sorted as the weather has not been that good recently to get the old push bike out. back to before though is the master cylinder an expensive and time consuming job to fix? also bin told there are repair kits?

 

 

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