Mechanics

BRAKES/MASTER CYLINDER

1995 Volkswagen GTI • 93,000 miles

First off we are trying every angle to solve this issue: Lost brake pedal pressure- Brake pedal was losing pressure and occasionally going to the floor before giving any complete stopping power. I was able to pump it a bit to get some push back on the pedal.
Bled the brakes yesterday-- There was quite a bit of air coming from the 4 lines. This made it worse! The pedal now completely goes to the floor before giving any stopping pressure. Pumping gives a smidge of push, but nothing in comparison as before.
While bleeding the brakes, I was pouring the fluid in to maintain the balance. There was a air leaking sound when the pedal was pushed down.

Could this be something as simple as the break booster grommet(s) being bad and needing replaced? Or am I looking at a more serious issue?
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Vr6devil
July 23, 2012.




Did you replace the master cylinder? If not, it sounds like it has failed and needs to be replaced.

Roy

ASEMaster6371
Jul 23, 2012.
That is our next step. We're purchasing a used one and hoping for the best.

Tiny
Vr6devil
Jul 23, 2012.
Forget the used one and get a new or reman. You will end up with the same issue

Roy

ASEMaster6371
Jul 23, 2012.
I don't have the funds for new or reman, if I did, I'd go that route.
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Tiny
Vr6devil
Jul 23, 2012.
Ok, good luck, I hope it works out for you.

Roy

ASEMaster6371
Jul 23, 2012.

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