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Try bleeding out the brake system starting with the longest line first and working back to the shortest. If that is ok then you have solved 2 faults while doing it First if the master cylinder is faulty you will have difficulty bleeding out the air and secondly if there is a problem brake hose (internal blockage) then you will not be able to bleed that caliper.
Posted on Jul 15, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: vibrates when brakes are applied
Oil around the studs and hub with wd40 and let it soak. Then smack the living hell out of it. If you break the rotor it was warped anyway and they aren't that expensive. The best place to smack is between the studs, but be careful not to hit them.
Posted on May 19, 2009
SOURCE: applied brakes pulsate
If ABS is activating for no apparent reason then the most common causes are failed ABS wheel sensors or more commonly, cracked reluctor rings.
You won't usually see the crack in a reluctor ring, but it opens up when it rotates at running speeds. You can also get it to show with a simple fluorescent dye crack testing kit (not cheap to buy for a one-off job, but any decent garage or engineering workshop will have a kit to hand).
Unfortunately, reluctor rings are expensive as they usually come as an integral part of the driveshaft or hub assembly. Third party versions may be available and are less expensive (still a painful price though) but to fit them they must be heated until cherry red and then dropped into position. Get it wrong and you have to cut off your new and expensive ring and start again. Not really a DIY job unless you're very confident and experienced.
If the crack test proves negative, then ABS sensors are easy to fit and can be tested by swapping around to see if you can move the fault from one wheel to another or even from the front to the rear. Sensors are relatively cheap, but failures are far less common than with reluctor rings.
Fingers crossed for you that it's the easy/cheap fix.
Posted on May 27, 2010
If you don't have an ABS lite on then its the Master Cylinder. If you have an ABS lite then use a scanner and get the code to the defective item's circuit. Do repair accordingly. If brake lite is on then its probably the Master cylinder its not letting plunger return to release position and brakes are dragging.
Posted on Jul 26, 2010
SOURCE: Had new pads installed in
Without going into all sorts of detai,l of
how brake work should be performed
I will say something wasn't done correctly &
you need to go back and find out what
I would guess that no rust was removed from
any components, and you new machined rotors
do not run true
You really need to do all you own vehicle work,
if you want to avoid this sort of poor professional
work, that is all over the industry
Posted on Mar 26, 2011
SOURCE: my rear brake lights won't
Hi the most likely thing which is causing your problem is the brake light switch, which will be situated on the footbrake pedal assembly bracket. Usually rotate the switch ( after pulling off wiring
connector ) a quarter of a turn to unlock it from bracket.
I hope i have been of help to you
John ( South Wales UK )
Posted on May 10, 2011
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