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MK5 FAILED MOT

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hi

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

anyway

i have to get the problems sorted pretty smartish as i hav till friday to get the retest

thanks

chris

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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.

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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

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