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Old 04-06-2011, 02:35 PM
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brake funkyness

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I was cruising around in the poporn popper today and noticed the brake sometimes goes to floor and doesn't wanna stop. Felt like a broken brake line but I've checked, as well as looked at all the physicals of the brakes themselves and all looks fine. The fluid level is all good so I'm stumped. If I pump em, they go back to okey dokey. Any ideas??
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Old 04-06-2011, 02:57 PM
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Re: brake funkyness

Maybe air in lines. Possibly master cylinder. I would bleed them first just to see if I get any air.
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Old 04-06-2011, 04:10 PM
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Re: brake funkyness

thats what I was thinking Car just hasn't been driven in a long time, I think. Thanks, man. Will tear into it...
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Re: brake funkyness

Sounds like the master cylinder good sir. Happened to me when ifirst bought the lude.. and i got this free extended warranty, so i'm like wtf i had to stop using the ebrake like 10 times and i had this thing for a week, fix it. Long story short, they cant recreate the problem so they say nope and i end up having to rip apart the master cylinder and replace it myself... stupid ass dealership i kill you!
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Re: brake funkyness

Bleed that bish.
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Re: brake funkyness

My 'lude sometimes gets soft on me. It's usually fine, but once in a while, it's a littler softer than usual. Sounds like a BMC problem in both of our cases, though I can't for the life of me rationalize why the problem is intermittent LMAO.
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Re: brake funkyness

You can try bleeding it but if it only happens sometimes then I think your master cylinder is shot. Does the pedal go to the floor when you are stopped and just holding the brake? If yes then the cup seals are collapsing inside the MC after that short period of time reason being why you have to re apply the brake.
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Re: brake funkyness

draaaag. Yeah when it goes, it slowly goes all the way to the floor and it'll still idol forward on a brother.
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Re: brake funkyness

Yea, my lude does the same thing. I'm probably gonna change the master cylinder later on today.
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Re: brake funkyness

Seals on the master cylinder are shot or you've got air in the system. End of story.
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Re: brake funkyness

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Seals on the master cylinder are shot or you've got air in the system. End of story.
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A leaking caliper can also cause spongy brake pedal.
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Re: brake funkyness

Do you have any fluid leaking at the bottom of your tires?
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Re: brake funkyness

Same happened to me.. Change master cylinder and then bleed the brakes... should go away
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Re: brake funkyness

tore into it last night

It was easier to pop the wheels off.
I didn't touch the master cylinder... just bled the lines. Well, 3, anyway. I broke the bolt ont he 4th. Still, I did get significant air from the first one. Took it for a spin and could not get it to repeat the problem.
...so far so good.
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