Jump to content


Photo
- - - - -

Bad Brakes


  • Please log in to reply
16 replies to this topic

#1 Jack7

Jack7

    Feet Under The Table

  • New Member
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 142 posts
  • Name: Jack
  • Ford Model: Fiesta TDCi Zetec S
  • Year: 2009
  • Location: Renfrewshire

Posted 10 June 2012 - 11:34 AM

Alright everyone, I know that many people have complained about the mk7's brakes not being the best but recently I think there could be something up with mine, when im braking i dont really feel them in any way until my foot has pushed the brake pedal nearly all the way to the floor, and i seem to glide to a stop more often than not.
Yous reckon its something I should get checked out or is this what every1 else feels theirs is like?

Cheers fellas!

Have something to contribute?

Sign in or register to start a topic...

Sign up to FOC Premium Membership To Remove These Ads

#2 colin79666

colin79666

    Feet Under The Table

  • Budding Enthusiast
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 128 posts
  • Name: Colin
  • Ford Model: Had a Fiesta Titanium 1.4
  • Year: 2012
  • Location: Midlothian

Posted 10 June 2012 - 12:29 PM

Alright everyone, I know that many people have complained about the mk7's brakes not being the best but recently I think there could be something up with mine, when im braking i dont really feel them in any way until my foot has pushed the brake pedal nearly all the way to the floor, and i seem to glide to a stop more often than not.
Yous reckon its something I should get checked out or is this what every1 else feels theirs is like?

Cheers fellas!

When was the brake fluid last checked/replaced?

#3 Jack7

Jack7

    Feet Under The Table

  • New Member
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 142 posts
  • Name: Jack
  • Ford Model: Fiesta TDCi Zetec S
  • Year: 2009
  • Location: Renfrewshire

Posted 10 June 2012 - 12:45 PM

Well its an 09 plate but i only bought it in december & it was serviced then so possibly then?

#4 wimiu012uk

wimiu012uk

    Settling In Well

  • New Member
  • PipPipPip
  • 31 posts
  • Ford Model: mk3 mondeo 2lt tdci 130bhp ghia

Posted 10 June 2012 - 12:47 PM

If you pump the brake pedal up and down quickly does the brake pedal come back up and also become firm ?
If so there could be air in the system, if so there is probably a fluid leak on a brake cylinder, as posted above check brake fluid level.

#5 Jack7

Jack7

    Feet Under The Table

  • New Member
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 142 posts
  • Name: Jack
  • Ford Model: Fiesta TDCi Zetec S
  • Year: 2009
  • Location: Renfrewshire

Posted 10 June 2012 - 01:38 PM

Yeah it does! Cuz sometimes i need to press it let go press it let go a few times to stop sharper & this makes the brake pedal go firm.

#6 Stoney871

Stoney871

    Resident Peacekeeper

  • Super Mod
  • 15,480 posts
  • Name: Clive
  • Ford Model: Focus mk2 1.8 TDCI Sport
  • Year: 2007
  • Location: Devon
Contributor

Posted 10 June 2012 - 07:17 PM

Check for leaks and then get a bleed and top up.
Brakes should work right first time every time.

#7 Jack7

Jack7

    Feet Under The Table

  • New Member
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 142 posts
  • Name: Jack
  • Ford Model: Fiesta TDCi Zetec S
  • Year: 2009
  • Location: Renfrewshire

Posted 11 June 2012 - 12:19 AM

Well i dont think its leaking cuz it'd be leaving little puddles on my drive but ill check to see if it needs topped up tomorrow then book it into a garage to get bled :). Any ideas on how much itll roughly cost?

#8 Stoney871

Stoney871

    Resident Peacekeeper

  • Super Mod
  • 15,480 posts
  • Name: Clive
  • Ford Model: Focus mk2 1.8 TDCI Sport
  • Year: 2007
  • Location: Devon
Contributor

Posted 11 June 2012 - 01:16 AM

It may not be a case of fluid getting out, more a case of air getting in.

#9 Jack7

Jack7

    Feet Under The Table

  • New Member
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 142 posts
  • Name: Jack
  • Ford Model: Fiesta TDCi Zetec S
  • Year: 2009
  • Location: Renfrewshire

Posted 15 June 2012 - 09:52 AM

Took my car to my local garage today they said my brakes were working fine but i still dont understand why theres so much travel in my brake pedal :/

#10 Fez123

Fez123

    Settling In Well

  • Budding Enthusiast
  • PipPipPip
  • 37 posts
  • Name: Mark
  • Ford Model: Fiesta Zetec S
  • Year: 2010
  • Location: Scotland

Posted 15 June 2012 - 10:36 AM

Took my car in a few weeks ago to have the brakes looked at. Wasn't expecting much but they confirmed a fault, bred all the brakes & adjusted rear brake shoes - brakes are much better now! ;)

#11 Jack7

Jack7

    Feet Under The Table

  • New Member
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 142 posts
  • Name: Jack
  • Ford Model: Fiesta TDCi Zetec S
  • Year: 2009
  • Location: Renfrewshire

Posted 15 June 2012 - 02:59 PM

Took my car in a few weeks ago to have the brakes looked at. Wasn't expecting much but they confirmed a fault, bred all the brakes & adjusted rear brake shoes - brakes are much better now! ;)

I might take it somewhere else for a second opinion in that case! Cuz im sure mind need bled haha

#12 Louis Davey

Louis Davey

    Member

  • Members via FB
  • PipPip
  • 11 posts
  • Location:

Posted 15 June 2012 - 06:46 PM

FEZ123 -2010 Fiesta Zetec S

1.6 Ti-VCT AND YOU HAVE REAR SHOES YOU GOT TO BE JOKING!



#13 Fez123

Fez123

    Settling In Well

  • Budding Enthusiast
  • PipPipPip
  • 37 posts
  • Name: Mark
  • Ford Model: Fiesta Zetec S
  • Year: 2010
  • Location: Scotland

Posted 16 June 2012 - 04:03 PM

I might take it somewhere else for a second opinion in that case! Cuz im sure mind need bled haha


Credit to Arnold Clark, the service was excellent!

FEZ123 -2010 Fiesta Zetec S

1.6 Ti-VCT AND YOU HAVE REAR SHOES YOU GOT TO BE JOKING!



Drums rule! :lol:

#14 jack

jack

    Feet Under The Table

  • New Member
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 244 posts
  • Ford Model: Fiesta ZS
  • Location: Lincolnshire

Posted 17 June 2012 - 08:47 PM

I have had brake problems since the 2nd service. When I took it back for the 3rd service, I was told that several fiesta's where in for "spongy" brakes, seems to be OK for the time being.

#15 Jack7

Jack7

    Feet Under The Table

  • New Member
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 142 posts
  • Name: Jack
  • Ford Model: Fiesta TDCi Zetec S
  • Year: 2009
  • Location: Renfrewshire

Posted 17 June 2012 - 09:09 PM

I have had brake problems since the 2nd service. When I took it back for the 3rd service, I was told that several fiesta's where in for "spongy" brakes, seems to be OK for the time being.

Were they able to do anything to make them less spongy? I want mine sorted! :(

Have something to contribute?

Sign in or register to start a topic...


Not what you're looking for?

Register now, we have a huge community of enthusiasts to answer any questions you might have



0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users