Re: Most times Brakes..Some times no.
I have had this happen on a brand new '96 Explorer with less than
3,000 miles. Kinda of scary when applying the brakes and having the
pedal go practically to the floor. Anyway back to the dealer, they
replaced the master cylinder.
This is not a safe condtition, get it fixed ASAP
On Sat, 10 Sep 2005 23:25:37 -0400, "Frankenstien"
>1997 Mercury Mountaineer, Most times Brakes OK... some times to the
>floor... Here the Skinny, 98% of the time Brakes function normaly, no
>pulling good foot preasure, then for no reason you go to use the brakes an
>your foot goes nearly to the floor , one pump and your back to normal.
>This condition exists Hot or Cold, Wet or Dry ... I have taken the
>following actions, checked wear on all pads, 75% + on all 4 Blead the
>brakes... all 4 the fluid looked clean when I started ...looks a little
>cleaner now :-) no leaks, hear no Vacume leaks.. all 4 calipers actuate
>freely. ... I changed the Pads about a year ago... I did not remove the
>bleeder screw as it was suggested in some of the Posts that I searched, I
>would have thought tho if my problem were related to bad fluid in the ABS
>sstem it would have shown up long before now. any way kinda thumped on
>this one... Things I have concidered but have since ruled out: Air in the
>Lost Caliper Pin
>Cracked or Broken Brake pad
>Contaminated Brake Fluid
>Hoping one of the followers of this forum will have a clue as I no longer
>have one... :-(