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#1 Domz78



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Posted 30 November 2009 - 02:53 PM

hi every1 i own a mk4 escort van 1.3 petrol i have replaced front discs pads rear shoes etc but my brake pedal has hardly any pressure and barely stops van it sinks to the floor there is no leaks from rear hubs so i think the rear cylinders are ok could this be master cylinder????? much apreciate any help oh yea if i pump pedal it builds pressure but then soft again

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#2 stef123


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Posted 30 November 2009 - 05:40 PM

sounds like you may have burst a seal in the master cylinder, i presume these problems started right after you changed the disc/pads etc?

did you remove the cap from the fluid resevoir when pushing the pistons back?

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Posted 30 November 2009 - 05:42 PM

yea, did you have problem before the work you did?

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