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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-03-05, 02:37 AM Thread Starter
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EL futura brakes

I have noticed with my car, there seems to be a sound when you press the brake pedal in - and before you guys tell me its the sound of calipers pushing against the disc's, its actually an air kind of noise. When you first switch the car on, you can push the brake pedal all the way in. After being pumped up, it goes back to normal pressure - its like there's air in the system, but from previous experience, you would always need to pump the pedal a few times everytime before it went to a decent pressure.

Also, when you switch the car off, and have your foot hard on the pedal, it will push its self up and go real hard... all by its self! I know they normally go hard, but usually after a couple of firm pushes on the pedal..

THe brakes still work fine, I'm thinking it could be an ABS issue??



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Re: EL futura brakes

either that or the booster is stuffed

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Re: EL futura brakes

I have a 95 EL futura with brakes that do all sorts of strange things. Mostly funny pulsing/vibration sounds that is definately ABS. I know it is because the fluid is leaking past the seals in my master cylinder and the changing pressure confuses the ABS. But it definitely pumps the pedal up and down under my foot.
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Re: EL futura brakes

Sounds to me like you have an air leak into the vacuum booster...

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