[s-cars] brake failure
jjssmccarthy at yahoo.com
Tue Sep 22 19:48:36 PDT 2009
Here's the story.
Brakes have been running fine - thought have suspected the servo might be starting to go.
Drive to work no problem. Come out to drive home - no brakes - rock hard pedal. Open hood and the p reservoir is is all wet on top - best I can figure it looks like the fluid was forced out of the cap. After 10 minutes of idling the brakes sort of came back - a bit firm but working. So I limped home (3 miles) and immediately after stopping pedal was rock hard and now wouldn't come back - thought no further fluid loss. So thought it was the servo - and replaced it... now the fun begins.
First - pedal is still rock hard - though is compressible - but with pulsations.
Second - when first assembled the wheels were all locked - like the brakes were activated. Separating the servo and MC released the wheels
1) MC failure? seems unlikely to have caused my initial symptoms. Also when assembling the MC and servo - should it just slide together or is there a little "pressure" as they engage - compressing the MC piston... I had this.
2) Bomb? it's less than two years old but possible I suppose... still doesn't explain the problem with the locked wheels after swapping the servo.
Any wisdom would be appreciated.
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