I've bought my 5KCSTQ about a month ago with a host of problems. Slowly
working on them all. When I bought it the Brake pressure warning light was
blinking. With the ABS on (for a short period of time) it would grab at the
driver's side front wheel (that wheel also had a bad upper strut rubber
bushing). I checked the booster IAW the factory manual and only a small
amount of fluid came out. Since there was a leak on the Hyd pump, I went
ahead and replaced it with a newer one from a low milage 200. When I drained
the old pump, small bright metal particles came out (enough to notice). Now
after I start the car, the brake warning comes on within 2-3 minutes, or as
soon as I turn the steering. Shortly thereafter, the ABS drops out. Pedal
pressure also seems lower. Should I replace the pressure accumulator next
(local price $116.00 - is that low or high?)?
Down here in FL, I read .9 bar prior to starting the car. Max boost showing
ever has been 1.2 bar. Is this average or low? We've had some cool mornings
lately (47 degrees - wow!), and 1.2 is still tops, pushing the car hard.
87 5KCSTQ, 161,000 and going strong!