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A4 brake problem

pablo Jan 9, 2008

  1. pablo

    pablo Active Member

    hope you can help, my A4 (130tdi) has gone all christine on me. on the way to work this morning (0deg C if that makes a diff) the brakes had a wobbly fit.

    started off just being a little heavy on the braking, was like Id pressed the brake pedal harder than I actually had.

    then when I braked the pedal stayed depressed for a couple of seconds extra. as if Id kept my foot on the brake.

    gradually it got worse and the brakes were constantly binding, the abs light and the triangle with a circle round light came on.

    when I made it home both front calipers were smoking.

    any ideas? car is out of action until I can get it sorted :(

    thanks all
  2. Nickynibbles

    Nickynibbles Damn it where's 7th gear when you need it?!

    Could be the switch on your brake pedal has gone and so the calipers are not releasing properly. I've heard of various pedal switches going before and not meant to be an expensive or tricky fix.
  3. pablo

    pablo Active Member

    thanks for the reply

    what does the switch do?
  4. claudefrog

    claudefrog Member

    pabs.. the switch is for the brake lights :)

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