Re: 94 Brake Problem
On Fri, 8 Jul 2005 23:19:28 -0400, "Randy" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>I have a 94 sport that I bought new and have had a few minor mechanical
>problems over the years but I need help to figure out this one. The brake
>pedal will freeze/lock in the up position when applying the brakes. If you
>continue to press the pedal it will eventually give and brake the car, not
>good. Occurs sporadically, no rhyme or reason. Where do you start testing?
I would start from the pedal itself, checking each mechanical link,
and just proceed from there.
I had a 1970 VW bus that, one day, presented the same symptome; no
matter how hard I pressed on the pedal, it would not budge, until it
finally broke loose (and, of course, locked up all 4 wheels).
I happened to be abiout a mile from the dealership at the time, and i
had under 300(!) miles left on the warranty. I immediatly went tot he
dealership, and explained the problem. The service writer opened the
door, and we noticed I had bent the brake pedal more than 2 inches,
trying to apply the brakes (a bridge abutment was approaching when I
tried to stop).
They replaced *everything* from the pedal to the wheel cylinders,
because they couldn't find any reason. Luckily, this was all under
There was nothing caught under the pedal, either. I kept that bus
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