1996 Plymouth Neon 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Manual 200000 miles
After coming to a stop, the left front caliper does not release. This puts extra load on engine and wear on clutch to pull away from stop sign. Time for brake to release is about 15 seconds. Replaced both front calipers and master cylinder. This car does not have ABS. It has proportioning valves. New parts have not improved the problem. When bleeding the front brakes it takes considerable peddle effort to bleed the left front. The hose and tube from the caliper to the master cylinder look undamaged but I have not tried to blow air thru it yet. Could the flex tube be breaking down inside and show no signs of cracking on the outside?
Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009 AT 4:19 PM