Mechanics

BRAKE PROBLEMS

1995 Opel Kadett • 4 cylinder FWD Manual • 300,131 miles

My 1995 Opel Kadett 160 brakes are flat. New brake pads for front wheels fitted and all tyres bled. Master brake cylinder changed but brakes are still flat.
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Kayor
November 21, 2010.



Did you bleed the master cylinder before you installed it?

Dr Loot
Nov 21, 2010.
Thanks for the reply. I did bleed the master cylinder before installing it.

Tiny
Kayor
Nov 21, 2010.
When you are bleeding the brakes how much pressure is coming out of the wheel cylinders? One other thing, when you got the new master cylinder did you major the depth of the whole were brake rod goes in? And make sure the depth of the whole are the same?

Dr Loot
Nov 21, 2010.
The problem had been there but manageable before the new master cylinder was installed. After the recent installation it became worse. The newly installed cylinder is an exact replica of the old one. Before the change, I had to pump the brake twice to bring the car to a stop. Now, it is just air since the installation of the new parts.

Tiny
Kayor
Nov 21, 2010.