Brakes - Octavia
Posted 30 October 2009 - 00:47
My question is this....
I'm driving a 2002 Skoda Octavia 1.9 Tdi Ambiente.. Yesterday I changed the front brake pads.... No probs, except after bleeding the brakes, the brake pedal fell to the floor when I pressed it... After checking, re-checking and re-bleeding for an hour later, I'm still getting the same result!!! With the engine off, the brake pressure builds up, but it's still soft underfoot... When I turn the engine on, the pedal becomes very soft and I can push it to the floor.....
Any advice/solutions very gratefully received!!!! It's driving me nuts!!!!:eek::eek::eek::mad:
Posted 30 October 2009 - 00:57
The "traditional" method of pumping the brake pedal to the floor will cause the piston seals in the master cylinder to invert and cause the symptoms described.
Cure is to replace / rebuild the cylinder and pressure bleed the brakes.
Posted 30 October 2009 - 07:57
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Posted 01 November 2009 - 15:06
I have tried to use vga-com to bleed the brakes on my 2001 TDi, but found it a pain in the **** to do, so I gave up and let a dealer do it (along with changing a hydraulic clutch pipe which was leaking).
Posted 01 November 2009 - 17:31