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VW Jetta 4 brakes binding

I bought Jetta 4 TDI comfortline (2005) and when it was 10900 km it started binding, I took it to VW they did service on brake system and stopped for a while & when it reached 15000 it repeated same problem, they fixed it again but soon after 2500Km it started & they took it for engeering analysis & when it return they never provided me with clear explanation. What give me headache is that now the problem is occuring constantly after every 500k and I'm fedup to pay for no solution I think I resort to help myself. please advice. Because all 4 wheels are binding.

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  • Junior479 Oct 25, 2008

    Thanx, on first service they suspected the master cylinder & they put the new one and abs sensors on all wheels. Everytime it binds I have to release it with bleed valve on master cylinder and what I'm not sure is "what is bias valve". I'm starting to suspect that the whole braking system might be faulty because when it went for engineering analysis it was after they changed all callipers on 4 wheels and nothing seemed to work. But I'm sure its not only myself who has same problem that can't be solved, I met about 4 people with same vehicle for same year with same problem, can't you suspect it might be factory fault for all models assembled here in South Africa.

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Sounds like brake master cylinder not relieving the pressure or if fitted the bias valve.How do you get it to unbind?Because its not consistant its hard to lock it down to a specific cause.If it isnt faulty when testing its impossible to diagnose.The problem seems to be getting worse so the fault will eventualy be able to be locked to a cause.If you have Abs the previous brake disc pad replacement may have been done incorrectly and messed with the abs or a wheel sensor could be faulty and the abs is once again being affected.

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