June 21, 2009, 3:53 pm
my car went in for mot on tuesday and failed on the brakes.
well not all the brakes just the nearside rear .(DRUM) ALL OTHER BRAKES ARE FINE JUST THIS ONE .
with the pedal right down it grips a bit but i can still turn the wheel its almost like it isnt holding the presure as i can hold the piston with some grips
i have changed the shoes and the piston and still nothing the handbrake works good but the foot brake doesnt
so im puzzled
i have to get the problems sorted pretty smartish as i hav till friday to get the retest
June 22, 2009, 10:51 am
i presume all the air was bled out of the system, if it was it could be a flexable brake pipe that is not holding pressure if one is fitted.
June 23, 2009, 12:24 pm
Sounds like air in the system to me. Make sure its bled right and that you've tightened the pipe into the back of the cylinder (piston) enough
June 25, 2009, 4:51 pm
NO WORRIES ANYMORE
THA CAR PASSED MOT TODAY
THANKS FOR THE HELP
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