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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Brake Pad Sensor
If the brake lining indicator light illuminated prior to brake pad replacement, the wear sensor should be replaced. You have to get down to the point where you remove the brake pads then carefully pry the wear sensor from the brake pad. It is not difficult. There is only one sensor in the front and one in the rear. The front one is approximately $20. (Checkout www.realoem.com. Enter your VIN and/or other vehicle info to obtain the part number and cost.)
Posted on Jan 23, 2009
Check the condition of the wheel bearings, front and back side if the brake rotor, and the back side of the rim. Everything should be clean, rust build-up can throw everything out of true. The hub or wheel-bearing should be tight and smooth when spun.
Posted on May 12, 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
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