Brakes Failed to Work While Driving.. HELP...
Yesterday was a weird wacky, and bloody dangerous day! First of all my power steering belt decided to fall off on the way to a mates house (my fault though cause i forgot to tension it!) anyways $10 at a mechanic fixed that up.
Then i was in a shopping centre, i was doing about 50km, there was no one in the shopping centre so i picked a parking spot, swerved into it with my foot on the brakes then the brakes just failed!!!
My foot went all the way down, same as when you bleed the brakes... that feeling you get where there is no presure, after going up on the stupid kerb a few seconds later the brakes kicked back in and the car stopped. This is seriously freaking me out and scaring the crap outta me as its extremely dangerous, the road was half tar and half concrete, and going from one surface to the other is where the brakes started failing. This should be no exuse though as brakes should never ever fail on a car no matter what at those speeds!
I just cant stop thinking of what would have happened if there was a car, a wall or even a person in front of me... Luckily i havent lowered the car yet and no visible damage was done, although the ball joints were a little noisy after the incident although the noise has worn out now. Any ideas why this happened?? The car is an EBII with abs. Any help would be greatly apperciated guys... Thanks in advance.
1993 EBII GLi 5speed, EF 3.45:1 L.S.D, Ultra Low Front and Super Low Rear, Hurricane Extractors, High Flow Cat and Sports System, Wade Stage two cam