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Re: Brakes "sticking" '89 200 2wd

Shawn Kolu wrote:
> I have checked the archives but can't seem to find any helpful references
> related to this problem.

> I have a 89 200 2wd.  Sometimes in the middle of a freeway drive, my car
> will "bog down".  It feels like I am driving against a very strong
> headwind.  When I get home the front wheels are very hot, and I have
> noticed over time a higher concentration of brake dust than was normal.
> It sure seems that the front brake pads are applying pressure without any
> brake pedal pressure; would this be called "unintended deceleration" : )
> I can pump the brake or press hard on the brake, without any noticeable
> improvement.  It seems to resolve on its' own in a random fashion.  My
> questions:  where should I start, calipers, master cylinder, brake servo,
> line bleeding, pressure accumulator, or the "bomb".
> Have you ever heard of this type of problem?  Any help would be greatly
> appreciated.

Looks like a sticky MC to me. I had this problem last Xtmas, check the Dec-Jan 
archives for a detailed report and recommended p/nos for your MC (they are not 
created equal).

Igor Kessel
'89 200TQ - 18psi (TAP)
'98 A4TQ - on order
Philadelphia, PA