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XF Brakes Feeling Spongy

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The Brakes in the XF are feeling very spongy, and arent working very effectively at all. Any idea what would cause it??. I also hear a rattling sound from the rear end that i diddnt hear before...could it be something to do with the rear brakes perhaps?

Could the brake booster/master cylinder cause it?. The brake fluid level is FULL tho.

Thanks for any advice!


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Check that there is some pad material in you'r brakes. Bleed the brakes and check your flexable hoses they may have ruptured or have damage.Check that noise further it could be you'r problem as in warn shoes / pads etc...

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Thanks Ill Check That!

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Drum brakes on the rear or discs?

I recently had exactly the same problem with my XF (rear drum brakes).

Urgently, check the brake fluid resivor and make sure its still full.

The problem with mine was one of the rear wheel cylinders were leaking.

Replaced wheel cylinders from both sides, some recon shoes, couple of springs, did full bleed front & rear to change out the brake fluid and all is as good as new.

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