Stiff Brake Pedal and Burning Smell on 87 5ktq

Mike Murphy vag at
Fri Oct 12 09:50:41 EDT 2001

> Bill Rowe wrote:
> I just ordered a recharged bomb from Russ cuz I suspect mine is going
> or has gone bad.  Anyway I noticed the brake pedal got real stiff
> after a few hard braking in an attempt to cure a front end shimmy due
> to potentially warped rotors.  When I parked the car I could smell the
> brakes.  An hour later I drove off and the brake pedal was fine.  Any
> idea what's going on?  The burning smell would indicate that the
> brakes are binding but would that cause the pedal to be stiff?  TIA

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