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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 11-07-04, 01:14 AM Thread Starter
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I have a firmish pedal when braking but it does not want to stop.
I have bled all the lines. The car is a 1600 sedan with drum rears, and unknown twin piston calipers and vented rotors on the front.

With the engine off when I pump the pedal it does not get any harder and when I start the engine the pedal does not drop. In my other two cars they have a hard pedal when pumped before starting and when started the pedal drops slightly.
Does this mean my booster is rooted?


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I have a firmish pedal when braking but it does not want to stop.
I have bled all the lines. The car is a 1600 sedan with drum rears, and unknown twin piston calipers and vented rotors on the front.

With the engine off when I pump the pedal it does not get any harder and when I start the engine the pedal does not drop. In my other two cars they have a hard pedal when pumped before starting and when started the pedal drops slightly.
Does this mean my booster is rooted?

Yeah i'd suggest that either the booster is busted, or blocked. Check for blockages throughout the braking hydrolics, including master cylinder.

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Re: Brakes

Definatly souds like a booster problem, i had a V6 Capri with exactly the same problem. Also check the valve at the end of the vacum hose sometimes they can block.
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