The front drivers side brake seizes on after about 20 minutes of driving (it doesn't matter what kind of road or the distance travelled) and if you sit for 10 minutes with the engine off it seems to rectify it (and it doesn't happen for the rest of the day?).
My friend is a mechanic and he took a look at it - the master cylinder was leaking, so he replaced that. Still happening.
He thought it might be the slider pin, so that was replaced too. Still happening.
Next to be replaced was the caliper and brake pads. Still happening.
After speaking to a few different people, he replaced the hose too, guess what? Still Happening!
The car is an 06 plate Fabia 1.0 with 27500 miles on the clock. New tyres all round, wheel alignment checked and nothing else apparently wrong with it. There is a slight bit of play in the front drivers wheel (CV joint - but mechanic friend says that it's only very minimal).
Tuesday, June 7th, 2011 AT 9:49 PM