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I have a problem with the brake equaliser, back left brake is not operating at the same level as all other 3 brakes

I can't locate a brake equaliser unit, can I get my Current one repaired?

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Fran its rare that those equalizer valve fail like that then generaly leak you maybe have a bad wheel cylinder or caliper that seize find you did not mention the model thats the best i can do for now

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Hi Fran:
There could also be a minor problem associated with the left rear brake. Have you confirmed that all of the components are clean, in good condition, and functioning properly? Is the brake "grabbing"? Find a safe location like a vacant parking lot. Hold the steering wheel very lightly and at low speed, apply the brakes. Try to determine from the steering wheel reaction what it is that the brakes are doing. You could also hold the steering wheel firmly, pointing straight ahead, and sharply apply the brakes at low speed. Try to let the car tell you where the problem is.

Posted on Mar 29, 2015

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    Fran H Mar 29, 2015

    Hi Ted, thank you, I have had my back brakes replaced and the callipers.

  • Ted Maxwell Mar 29, 2015

    Hi Fran: Excellent! Doing the driving checks that I described may help to isolate the problem. There are 3 components, Calipers, pads, and rotors. If the rotors have been scored, glazed, warped, or contaminated, they may not be able to receive the braking force from the pads. As Pierre mentioned, once you have confirmed all the things that are working properly, you're left with the solution.

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