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Posted: Wed Apr 05, 2006 10:30 pm 
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I don't.. Decided to go for a leisurely drive on some twisty roads and on the way home noticed my brakes werent doing much, in the end I had too pretty much push the brake pedal nearly all the way to the floor and pump it up a few times before i got any grab, best way I can desribe it is after you change the brake pads and pushed the piston in and you jump in the car how you have to pump them up before they work? This is what mine is doing, and a little red (!) comes up in the cluster when its happening, after Ive pumped them up the little red (!) goes away.

Any Ideas? Car is a 95 futura with ABS.

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Posted: Wed Apr 05, 2006 10:32 pm 
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youve got air in your lines, bleed them ASAP

also check the colour of the fluid (should be clear not black) and check for leaks (pump the pedal when the car is parked and then drive forward and see if and brake fluid is on the ground)
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Posted: Wed Apr 05, 2006 11:07 pm 
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might even be low fluid

 

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Posted: Wed Apr 05, 2006 11:12 pm 
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master cylinder could be F**k. flush and bleed fluid first. If that dont make any difference then your up for a new cyl.

 

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Posted: Thu Apr 06, 2006 1:09 am 
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brake fluid level is fine, would the car be driveable yas reckon?
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Posted: Thu Apr 06, 2006 1:12 am 
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XCH45R wrote:
brake fluid level is fine, would the car be driveable yas reckon?


no way, if a car pulls out in front of you you will hit it at full speed, in an emergency situation or split second reflexes you probably wont remember to pump the brake. Dont risk it, imagine if you killed or diabled someone

seriously think about that
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Posted: Thu Apr 06, 2006 10:34 am 
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lol, its not that bad dude.. theres still brake there just not as touchy as normal
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