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Problems with brakes!
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Hi folks
I have been have problems with my brakes sticking. I will start at the beginning, when I bought the van it only had a couple of months of PSV left so I left it in to get checked over. With an unbelievable amount of work to be done, the van had both rear brake cylinders and flexable hoses replaced, when they went to blead the brakes they discovered that they couldnt and so the master cylinder was replaced. Problem solved.

Great brakes but I noticed after a while that on short journeys the van seemed to hold on a slight hill without touching the brakes or having the handbrake on. I also noticed that when I started of on a trip that the brake pedal would feel normal in that as I pressed the pedal I can feel the brakes start to bite and the harder I press the harder I would stop. But after running for a few miles if I touch the brake pedal (and I mean just touch) the brakes bite really hard. Their is no play in the brake pedal at all, I cannot lift it up from its normal resting position. The handbrake also feels the same all the time as well and bites at the same point.

On two occasions I had travelled about ten miles on a flat road and the van starts to slow, travelling at a speed of 40mph in third gear and slowing. When I pull in I checked the wheels, drivers front has smoke coming out of it and is roasting hot, passangers front hot, drivers rear hot and passangers rear hot. When I try to drive off the back of the van squats down as if the handbrake is pulled on. Leave the van for ten minutes everything is perfect and went as far as travelling 200 miles afterwards. Had the brakes checked again with everything greased front and rear. When it happened the second time I was told to remove the rubber boot at the brake pedal and spray WD40 around it. No difference.

Has anyone seen this problem before or know a fix for it??
Roly

2004 Berlingo 600 Enterprise
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#2
If car is not equipped with ABS, problem is in a both front calipers and master cylinder.
Please, use NEW ORIGINAL spareparts! It's a french car...
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(29-09-2011, 10:18 AM)pk7478 Wrote:  If car is not equipped with ABS, problem is in a both front calipers and master cylinder.
Please, use NEW ORIGINAL spareparts! It's a french car...

The van is equipped with ABS pk and yes the master cylinder that was fitted is an orignal part with an orignal part price Confusedhaking:
Roly

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#4
I have a similar problem with my 51plate but not quite as severe as yours. From reading other forums I've read that it is a servo problem that comes about from not pumping each corner brakes back into position after chaning the pads before moving onto the other. I've not got around to changing my servo yet as it looks like a right pain in the proverbial to do.
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There have been previous posts on this subject.

Please try a search and you will find that other members have found a solution to their braking woes.

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#6
Once again, it seems, we have a member who has taken his car to be fixed by a garage/repairer and they haven't done the job that they were paid to do! Go back and ask why the vehicle isn't right.
They cannot say that it was OK when they tested it and now it's a different fault. You have rights...invoke them! This is a potentially dangerous fault, if the brakes are close to locking up then on a wet road you could find yourself in the hedge!:eek:
If they cut up rough and refuse or want to charge you more, get the vehicle checked elsewhere and tell them that's what you intend to do and if it's discovered that the work that they've carried out is not to a satisfactory standard they are liable in law for all additional costs.
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(29-09-2011, 07:37 PM)qert6 Wrote:  I have a similar problem with my 51plate but not quite as severe as yours. From reading other forums I've read that it is a servo problem that comes about from not pumping each corner brakes back into position after chaning the pads before moving onto the other. I've not got around to changing my servo yet as it looks like a right pain in the proverbial to do.

I did have a look at the servo and everything looks very snug

ol'Jeffers I know its really frustrating, this van has fought with me tooth and nail, I have forked out more than £500 getting big problems sorted out, sometimes making other problems and small problems fixed. The van is booked back in for wednesday so fingers crossed.

Coco I did have a really quick search yesterday but come up with nothing but I have more time now so reading glasses on, lets start surfing!!
Roly

2004 Berlingo 600 Enterprise
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Have a read here:-

http://www.berlingoforum.co.uk/showthread.php?tid=315
[+] 1 user says Thank You to Coco for this post
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(30-09-2011, 07:51 PM)Coco Wrote:  Have a read here:-

http://www.berlingoforum.co.uk/showthread.php?tid=315

cheers Coco

a horror story with comedy in it :brickwall:
Roly

2004 Berlingo 600 Enterprise
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