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No brakes - pedal travels tro the floor!

My VW Golf GTI Mk 2 16 valve has a brake problem. I only use it infrequently and on getting it out I found that my brakr pedal travelled to the floor and so no brakes. I checked the fluid level and it was ok. no leaks on any of the slave cylinders so no apparent problem. The brakes werethen bled on all four wheels and there appeared to be air in them. after this was done the brakes were ok again and so seemed fine. Then after 3 weeks not in use I wnet to use the car again and it was back the same brake problem(pedal down to the floor.) but still no evidence of any leaks??? The only thing I noticed which I thought may be connected to the problem was that the base of the resorvoir bottle that fits in the master cylinder was slightly damp looking, but no fluid actually leaking from it. Can you offewr any suggestions please? Many thanks, John.

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  • joe May 11, 2010

    it doesn't sound like a master cylinder problem as you are able to get brakes back after bleeding.



    which wheel is showing the most air in the system?

  • mark spicer Oct 04, 2013

    only the passenger rear ,yet i did get a good stream of fluid even without any pedal

  • mark spicer Oct 04, 2013

    i started with the fronts working very well, i actually drove the car needing to go to the Dr.,the fronts would work to the point of skidding if pushed hard enough ?

  • mark spicer Oct 04, 2013

    i can't get any brakes at all now !

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Chang the master cylinder it is bleeding by in side the master

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