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Break hose leak

National tyres caused the leak through excessive use of an airline and a wire brush attachment i had no breaking issues until then now i have no breaks how do i fix as i use the car daily for work

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IF you have a leaking brake hose the only solution is to get a new hose from an accredited brake shop and replace it . Then bleed the brake system starting at the longest line and working back to the shortest. Brake hose perish through time and road grime so if there are any cracks appearing in the other hoses when you bend them a bit then it is time to consider a full hose replacement program. IF necessary then use an accredited brake shop as it will take less than hour for the job.

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SOURCE: Breaks very stiff and low breaking

Check the vacuum supply to thr power brake booster.

Posted on Apr 23, 2011

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Replace the brake power booster if the connection's fine, which would fix the hard brake pedal problem.

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Car will not start

Anyone having this issue check the PCV hose where it attaches to the air intake, the rubber breaks down and develops a leak. But these engines also have wiring issues that causes crankshaft sensor to fail at startup or under 1000 rpms causing the computer to shoot a code and trigger the engine light.

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replace the bad hose then bleed all 4wheels. Replace fluid lost in this process.
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How do I get 1990 Suzuki Escudo out of 4wd

I'm not sure if you are suffering 'wind-up'.Does your car seem to suffer a huge loss of power? If so, then try jacking up one wheel off the road.
Does the wheel spin around once it leaves the road surface? If so, then you just suffered 'wind-up'. That vehicle is not meant to stay in 4 wheel drive if not on mud or slippery surfaces. This will eventually cause catastrophic failure of the transmission, usually resulting in a smashed transfer box chain.
Once any 'wind-up' has been dealt with having released it from jacking one wheel off the ground, then select 2wd and road-test the vehicle. It should now be fine.

If the vehicle still won't deselect from 4wd, then you will need to check the transfer box for fault.
The transfer box and gearbox oil should regularly be checked for any signs of oil cross-contamination. There is an oil seal between these two boxes, and which keeps their respective oil from leaking through to each other's boxes. If your transfer box oil is reddish in colour, or shows a large excess of oil when removing the oil top up bung, then you likely have an oil seal issue.

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If the brake master cylinder is full with approved DOT 3 brake fluid and the vacuum line that attaches to the brake booster is in place and not leaking or disconnected at either end, check for leaking fluid on all 4 tires, if you find no fluid at the tires indicating a caliper is leaking then the problem is the master cylinder being bad.

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I know there is a leak on the exhaust before the cat converter. If big enough will it cause bad proformance and stalling with or from low RPMs?

It can cause engine performance to bad, but an exhaust leak should not cause it to be real bad or stalling. It would usually get louder as you accelerate. Sounds like you have a vacuum leak from the intake area, or one that is stopped up. The vacuum hoses get brittle from the engine heat and start unseen cracks. The rubber hoses are worse. Check each rubber hose going to the intake or off the intake. Look at the ends where it will connect to a connector. If you apply pressure to the hose and you see cracks anywhere on these hoses, it a good idea to replace any that have cracks. A lot of people overlook the maintenance part of the hoses, which should be changed 75,000 - 100,000 miles because these tend to break down. But the hoses will break down quicker just depending on the quality and what people use to clean engines. Also a bad plug or plug wire can cause this also, My dad owns a 2003 windstar and the van did the same thing, it was a bad plug wire, but we changed the plugs and wires since there harder to change. It's fine after the change.

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