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#1 Chris1985

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Posted 20 January 2010 - 07:18 PM

Hi, Just changed the driver's side front brake caliper on my friends Mk6 Escort 1.6 16v, Now for some reason there is no brake fluid coming through the brake pipe / flexi, Even when the bleed valve on the caliper is fully open the brake pedal is still hard & doesn't drop to the floor. Could there be a safety valve fitted somewhere to stop the car losing brake fluid?, Any ideas?, Cheers - Chris.

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#2 Saltire1964

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Posted 22 January 2010 - 02:58 PM

Was the caliper changed because it was binding on? I replaced both my front calipers then discovered the front flexi pipes had collapsed internally. loosen the join between the metal & flexi pipes and see if the fluid is reaching that point.

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Posted 22 January 2010 - 07:12 PM

Was the caliper changed because it was binding on? I replaced both my front calipers then discovered the front flexi pipes had collapsed internally. loosen the join between the metal & flexi pipes and see if the fluid is reaching that point.


Thanks for your reply, Yes the caliper was changed because it was binding on. The caliper had got so hot that the rubber seals around the piston had started to burn & the fluid in the caliper was black. I will check the join between the metal & flexi pipes for fluid. Thanks again for the info - Chris.

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Posted 24 January 2010 - 09:44 PM

Was the caliper changed because it was binding on? I replaced both my front calipers then discovered the front flexi pipes had collapsed internally. loosen the join between the metal & flexi pipes and see if the fluid is reaching that point.

Hi, Changed the flexi pipe & the fluid came through straight away. Brakes are now working fine. Thanks again - Chris.

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Posted 25 January 2010 - 02:30 AM

Glad to hear it's cured, probably worth replacing the other side too. cheaper to replace another flexi now than a flexi & caliper in 6 months.


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