1989 Volkswagen Rabbit 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 160000 miles
My daughters car - she tells me that she thinks she has brake problems. I get in, hit the pedal, and the thing goes straight to the floor. Resevoir is low, so I filled that. Looked underneath, and both rear wheels show fluid draining down the inside. Pull off the drum on one side, and I can see that the wheel cylinder is leaking. Bought one for each rear wheel, along with shoes and hardware kit, and put it all back together. Bleed the brakes (all 4 wheels, given how low the resevoir was), and the pedal still seems to travel farther than I would expect. Worse, when I hold the pedal down, it slowly sinks to the floor. Engine running or not seems to make no difference. Took it for a quick drive in the neighborhood. Fast, hard stop seems to work fine, and car quickly stops. Give myself time to slow down, and the brake pressure is gone before I can actually stop, and pedal is riding the floor.
Any ideas would be helpful.
have the same problem?
Wednesday, February 13th, 2008 AT 12:07 AM