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When the weather is cold brake pedal does not depress...

It is several minutes before I have any brakes. I can push as hard as I can but it's as if the pedal is froze up for the first 2-3 minutes during cold weather. However, when I first get in the car the pedal is ok; it's only after I begin to drive that this happens.

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Perhaps brake booster usually they get hard as rock to brake when they go! however with out actually seeing your car this would be the ideal place to start!

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I have a 2001 Kia Sportage. It has about 120,000 miles on it. This morning it was really cold, like maybe 5 degrees. When I pulled out of my garage the brake pedal was really hard to push and the car felt...


Have you ever had the brake system flushed? Brake fluid like any other fluid can become contaminated and needs to be changed. When the weather gets cold the fluid can gel slightly and cause the problem you are having with the brakes.

Feb 20, 2015 | Kia Cars & Trucks

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Brakes do not work in cold weather. brakes pedal will go right to the floor with out slowing down. i have to pump the brakes several times to slow down. i have had car in dealership for the past 5


Man, you've spent some money without isolating the problem. Throwing parts at a problem is never a way forward. The brakes not working when its cold? When you pump the brakes does the pedal become hard/normal in cold weather or at any time? What happens if you plug the booster hose and start up, is the pedal hard instantly? You say there is engine oil in the booster? how much? What mileage has it done and is the engine in good condition ie serviced? I know this sounds silly but you haven't really got to what the dealer is supposed to have done for your money. I find it difficult to believe there is no experienced tech who couldn't work this out. He should do things like clamp off the flexi lines to each wheel in turn and then in pairs then all together etc with proper brake hose clamps to see if that makes a difference. He should be leaving it out in the cold and seeing for himself what happens.
Did the shop go through this sort of process? Careful checks and process of elimination is what gets to the bottom of these faults.

Jan 05, 2015 | 2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser

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Vw golf 2000 the brake pedal is to soft when you apply it and seems like is not going to stop but it does, what is the problem?


Not sure if you have done all this.



BRAKE BOOSTER INSPECTION

Functional test:
1. With the engine stopped, Depress the brake pedal several times, then depress the pedal hard and hold that pressure for 15 seconds. If the pedal sinks, the master cylinder, brake line or a brake caliper is faulty
2. Start the engine with the pedal depressed. If the pedal sinks slightly, the vacuum booster is working. If the pedal height does not vary, the booster or the check valve is faulty

Leak Test:
1. Depress the brake pedal with the engine running then stop the engine. If the pedal height does not vary while depressed for 30 seconds, the vacuum booster is OK. If the pedal rises, the booster is faulty
2. With the engine stopped, depress the brake pedal several times using normal pressure. When the pedal is first depressed, it should be low. On consecutive applications, the pedal height should gradually rise. If the pedal position does not vary, check the booster check valve.

Check valve test:
1. Disconnect the brake booster vacuum hose at the booster.
2. Start the engine and let it idle. There should be a vacuum available. If no vacuum is available, the check valve is not working correctly. Replace the check valve and retest.

END TEST

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I have a 2004 Land cruiser and changed the right rear brake cyl and brake shoes . What is the proper procedure to bleed the rear brake system. Thank you for your help.


  1. Check the fluid level in the reservoir after bleeding each wheel. Add DOT3 fluid, if necessary.
  2. If the master cylinder was disassembled or if the reservoir becomes empty, bleed the air from the master cylinder as follows:
    1. Disconnect the brake lines from the master cylinder.
    2. Slowly depress the brake pedal and hold it.
    3. Block off the outlet plug with your finger, and release the brake pedal.
    4. Repeat 3 or 4 times.

  3. Bleed the brake starting with the one furthest from the reservoir and then the next furthest, etc.
  4. Depress the brake pedal several times, then loosen the bleeder plug with the pedal held down.
  5. At the point when fluid stops coming out, tighten the bleeder plug to 11 Nm (8 ft. lbs.), then release the brake pedal.
  6. Repeat until all the air in the fluid has been bled out.
  7. Repeat the procedure to bleed the air out of brake line for each wheel.
  8. Check the fluid level and add DOT3 fluid if necessary.

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What is the sympton for bad break booster.i am confused--will the brake pedal be hard to push down or way to easy to push to floor. i have hissing sound in warm weather near brake pedal but not in cold...


Hello rickyjkoch: My name is Roger and I will help with your question. With the engine off, press the brake pedal down several times. Hold the pedal down and start the engine. The brake pedal should drop 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 inches toward the floor. If the pedal stays up and does not drop the booster has a problem. However if you hear a hissing sound from the dash area of the brake pedal the booster should be replaced. Should you need further help please just ask. Please rate the answer. Thank You for using Fix Ya. Roger

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1999 Buick Century Custom _ Brake Problem My 99 Century has little to no assist and it makes an air hissing sound when depressing the brake pedal. I think that this means that I have a faulty brake...


nope you have to replace them.when brake booster diaphram leaks you cant plug them.i have bought one at salvage yard in good shape.until i got a new one.get your brake booster from inside salvage yard where they stock them inside out the weather.dont take any brake booster off old outside cars been in all kinds bad weather. there vacuum diaphram probably dried up will leak also.

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Break lights staying on


Brake switch or the relay stuck closed
try to tap the brake pedal several times quickly
disconnect the connector at the brake switch ( it should be towards the top of the brake pedal, and reconnect it.
and try the brake again
most likely it is this switch that is bad

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Have a hard get the gear shift to go into reverse


if it will not shift out of park when the brake is pushed then in will be the shift interlock, but if it is still hard to move after out of park then it will be a shift cable

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Try Pumping the Brake Pedal when it does this BEFORE you shift into Rev, or Drive.

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