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Brakes are gone, need pricing info.

Discussion in 'VL Holden Commodore (1986 - 1988)' started by ucwepn, Aug 2, 2006.

  1. ucwepn

    ucwepn America just kicked in yo

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    Yeah my brakes are like nearly fully gone, I.E- I push the pedal and it goes nearly all the way to the floor before the brakes start working and they are very weak and the "brakes" light come on. I just last month got my discs and calipers on the front replaced and the rear drums adjusted. Am wondering if the master cylinder is gone or leaking and how much they are worth???

    Oh and have pulled it off the road for obvious reasons. (not safe)
     
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    Your wheel cylinders are probably leaking now you just need new rear wheel cylinders....shouldnt be too much of a deal or expense to fix
     
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    Hey i dont know if this will help but... When i got my vl occasionaly i would go to use the brake's and my foot would go to the floor, the brake light come's on... It feel's like the rear brake's are failing but your front brake's are still working... I took it to a mechanic and they said that it needed new break pad's, and the drum break's where all damaged. So they repaired them and put new brake hose's in etc. Lasted for about a week and then the problem started again. Took it back they bled the brake's again and said it should all be good. Problem was back straight away. Took it back again, they were convinced it wasnt the master cylinder as they said "it looked new, and look's like it had been replaced before i bought it." They found that one of the brake hose's had a crack in it and they said it had air in the brake line or something, so they replaced it, completly flushed the brake system with new fluid and bled the brake's. It has been working normal ever since.:w00t:
     
  4. ucwepn

    ucwepn America just kicked in yo

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    I can hear it hissing air when I pump the pedal with the engine on, its like a hiss of air for each pump. It got sooo bad today decided to stop driving it but had to pump the pedal before driving so the brakes worked a little.

    I will go in for one of those 28 point inspection thingy's LOL
     
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    Sounds like you need a new diaphram in the brake booster.
     
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    ucwepn America just kicked in yo

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    How much do ya reckon I am up for roughly?? The hissing is coming from the MC/booster area.
     
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    Yeah that's what my car was doing. The brake pedal would go straight to the floor and then i would have to give the brake pedal a few pump's before it worked again...
     
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    I got mine fixed, was under $100 from memory.
     
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    if it turns out to be the rear wheel cylinders, there about $18 per side
     
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    ucwepn America just kicked in yo

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    is this new or 2nd hand? My other problem has turned out to be the internal fuel pump so I'm up for that as well around $250 inc labour.
     
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    That should be new for the rear wheels, my mechanic did them for the cost of parts from memory, and it wasn't much at all.
     
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    ucwepn America just kicked in yo

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    My mechanic said he will try bleeding them for me to see if that makes a difference, they weren't bled when the new rotors and pads went in.
     
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    uc wep i have a booster n master in country sa if ya interested. no askin much at all. its in good nick, if interested let me know
    cheers
    jason
     
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    ucwepn America just kicked in yo

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    All fixed!!!

    Brakes bled, drums adjusted, new fuel pressure regulator, new internal fuel pump and new coolant temp sensor.

    Yay my car is happy again.

    Was scary with bad brakes but stops bloody well now for a car with drummies on the a$$.
     
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    ucwepn America just kicked in yo

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    Nah shes right mate, cheers anyway.

    You don't happen to have a tan calais velour glovebox cover to sell by any chance??? need one badly.
     

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