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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-06-04, 06:40 AM Thread Starter
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Eb Series Ii Fairmont - Brake Problems

I get the brake failure light and my brakes arent very responsive at all.

I read in the manual that there are two braking systems (car has ABS) and when one fails (which it has) it switches to the other which is far less responsive.

I don't know much about cars but is there anything I can look for before I waste my cash on a mechanic?

Any help would be MOST appreciated.
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Re: Eb Series Ii Fairmont - Brake Problems

OK basics - is there brake fluid?
Is the vacuum hose to the booster leaking?

What car is it?

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Re: Eb Series Ii Fairmont - Brake Problems

EB SERIES II FAIRMONT (4A)

Brake fluid container is about 3/4 full.

Unfortunately I don't know what the vacuum hose or the booster is

Could you describe where to look or post a pic of it?

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It is the hose that comes to the Booster(big black round thing behind the fluid resevoir), What condition are you pads in?
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Re: Eb Series Ii Fairmont - Brake Problems

brake failure light??

or abs failure light?

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Never thoughtof that one Jamie.
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Re: Eb Series Ii Fairmont - Brake Problems

The other thing to check is, I have heard somebody on here before ( can't remember who) say they had a fault with the ABS which they couldn't trace, turned out to be the exhaust had melted the wires running to the sensor in the D/S front wheel. And the O2 sensor wires.
Is the pedal hard? Soft? Soft then hard?

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Alex, that sounds like a pretty logical explaination on why mine isnt working.
I will have to check it out.
The fault has been tracked down the the right rear wheel sensor.
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Sounds that way then hey? I think - THINK - it was Laminge who had the problem but am not really sure now.

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Ok i have had mine not working for 3 years
i just took out the Dash Globe.

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