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twinkles

Member Since 30 Jun 2009
Offline Last Active Jul 21 2009 06:56 PM
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In Topic: Urgent fiesta brake problem - Very upset girl needs some help :(

01 July 2009 - 06:33 PM

thanks for the welcome zeejex too! :) :)

In Topic: Urgent fiesta brake problem - Very upset girl needs some help :(

01 July 2009 - 06:32 PM

Hi,

Thanks for the feedback.
My partner took the day off work to sort it out - its really got a bit much for us..
anyway, he got some brake hoses?! for 15.00 each, took them to a local garage to fit them.
After much advice from people, this seemed like the only opition we had.

He had them fitted, and took the car out for a thrash, safe to say it was still binding. He dropped it back off at the garage and said that it was binding still, the bloke said to leave it with him and he'd look over it.

He took out the master cylinder, and said the rod was slightly rubbing on it. When he got the car up on the jacks (or whatever those things are called they rest cars on in garages - haha, i know, i have no idea what they are called!)

anyway, he said the wheels were still tightly bound, so he took them off, moved this rod and it freed them up - he didnt actually charge us for this.
We have since been for a drive and the brake seemed a hell of a lot looser - no sticking or nothing, but i am a bit nervy of driving it - knowing we have gone through this so much where it has been fine for a couple of days, then really really sh*t.

I am hoping this is it, its driven me to tears on more than one occasion! < wimp i know, but its been very fustrating :)

In Topic: Urgent fiesta brake problem - Very upset girl needs some help :(

30 June 2009 - 08:28 PM

Seems like you've replaced everything but the hoses, could be they are perished and collapsing internally and holding pressure in the calipers. If you can get at the bleed nipple when the brake is stuck on try undoing one to see if there is pressure there and if that frees them off.
Have you been fitting new parts? Second hand parts could have the same fault as yours.



Hi Bob,

Thanks for this - Think we are going to replace the hoses when we can now, I am so stressed out by this little blighter!
They have been new parts, apart from the calipers which were 2nd hand but they were in VGC, Hopefully the hose problem will sort him out - My poor car :o(