95 vitara brakes

Started by A-a-ron, July 23, 2017, 03:53:03 PM

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A-a-ron

Was out glasshouse last night and lost pretty much all pressure in my brake pedal kinda scary trying to get back out I've tried bleeding the lines and flushing out the old fluid which was pretty brown now I've got pedal pressure but it's only after I depress the pedal 3/4 of the way down. Any ideas what to check next ? I'm leaning towards the master cylinder though

Couchman

Pull the rear drums off and have a look.
90% of the time if anything goes wrong it will be mud/ missing springs/ no pad /something in the rear.

Does the handbrake still work?

A-a-ron

The handbreak still works that was my next thing in the list to check but I'm at work ATM

Couchman

Another test for worn rear shoes on your way home. Pull up the handbrake until you feel it only just starting to do something, back it off a click.
If the brake pedal engages further from the floor it's definitely something in the back.

GP

Just Saying A-a-ron if you're not able to get your brakes working properly by yourself, I recommend you see a qualified Mechanic/Brake specialist.
You need them for stopping after all these Vits are powerful fast motor cars ! :armsup:

A-a-ron

Turns out one of the rear cylinders was jammed and the booster vacuum line was loose the booster is just about done and so is the master ... yay for parts at trade prices through work but still have to wait till pay day

Couchman

Nice, problem half solved.
Just need to get it working again.  :)