Question about 1987 Peugeot Liberte
Had new pads and discs fitted 2 weeks ago and since then front brakes stuck on, very hot and smelly. Garage have replaced....
Pads (again), calipers, hoses, master cylinder and now talking about replacing servo(?), not quite sure what this is, but also want to charge me for extra work. Went in for pads and discs came out with new problem that's taking over 2 weeks to fix, was something damaged when the original work was done? or just a huge coincidence?
It's the rod that runs from your brake peddle to the marster cylider the links seized up. need To take off and free it up
Posted on Sep 28, 2009
The power brake servo / booster is what multiplies the pressure from the brake fluid in the master cylinder and uses it to make it easier to stop your car. If your car was stopping fine before you went in for pads and discs, it was most likely NOT at fault before the work was done.
I am not taking sides on this issue, but I have seen this problem rear its ugly head when the pistons in the calipers are retracted incorrectly to put the new pads in (say, by using a c-clamp). Most German and Swedish cars I work on (in the U.S., very few French cars here) require a tool to retract the pistons to avoid cocking them in the caliper cylinder. If the piston or cylinder gets damaged while retracting the piston, OR the boot around the piston gets torn, letting debris/contaminants into the caliper cylinder, you will for sure eventually have a siezed caliper, which is most likely what happened in your case.
At the very least, the pads and calipers were required to be replaced. All the other parts might be you being taken for a ride.
I would advise you to seek out another workshop and ask them what the problem could be, and tell them what you had done. Have your car towed to the other shop if need be.
I hope this helps you, and that this issue is resolved soon. It is very frustrating to keep throwing parts at a car without success.
Posted on Jun 03, 2009
Servos on these vehicle do fail.there was a recall on some.
i cannot quite see how pushing back caliper piston can damage a brake servo...a master cylinder perhaps.
if you check the psa forums this is a very common fault oft caused by sticking cross rod joints etc. have a read up.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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