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Old 10-30-2012, 08:48   #1 (permalink)
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Brakes Slip at first then grab 2001 Ford Taurus

I have a 2001 Ford Taurus V6 - 3.0L vin U 182ci - MFI GAS OHV, with Traction Control and my brakes are slipping a bit when I brake at higher speeds. The master cylinder does have a slight leak coming from the front of the part at the front, I believe it is called the proportioning valve section. I am wondering if this leak is what could be causing the slipping and if this is an urgent fix. In advance I appreciate everyone's time and comments. Cheers.
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Old 10-30-2012, 11:02   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Brakes Slip at first then grab 2001 Ford Taurus

Not sure what you mean by brakes slipping . Is it not the ABS / traction control kicking in when braking hard ?
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Old 10-30-2012, 11:19   #3 (permalink)
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Almost like I push the brakes and and nothing happens for a split second though I can feel the are compressing but the car does not slow very much. Then after a split second the brakes work as normal. I'm assuming this is the ABS/Traction control not kicking in.

The traction control has been randomly kicking on and off when i accelerate in normal/dry weather conditions, so I just off the traction control.
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Old 10-30-2012, 11:34   #4 (permalink)
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Could try bleeding brakes , and checking all wheel sensors / wiring . May even be master cyl. itself .
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Old 10-30-2012, 11:43   #5 (permalink)
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K I'll try bleeding the brakes before I switch out the Master Cylinder. Does the leak from the front of the Master Cylinder mean anything? I guess what I'm asking is does that mean that it is bad itself?
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You dont want to mess about with a leaking master cyl . If it's leaking fluid it's probably drawing air also .
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Which means the leaking master cyl needs to be changed for sure? Sorry about all the questions.
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Old 10-30-2012, 12:00   #8 (permalink)
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No problem with the questions , with brakes I always take the adage "if in doubt replace it "
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Old 10-30-2012, 12:15   #9 (permalink)
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Very good adage to live by.
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Old 10-30-2012, 12:18   #10 (permalink)
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What are your thoughts on using a remanufacturered part?
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