Last night on my way home my brakes failed. The brake pedal went straight to the floor and the car didn't want to stop. This was accompanied by a high pitched screeching from the front left wheel and I could feel that wheel locking as the car finally stopped.
I drove home very carefully, sometimes the brakes were fine and sometimes there was nothing. I had new front pads and discs last October and they look fine as does the brake fluid level. Could anyone please give me an idea what might be wrong as I really can't afford to take the car to the garage if there's anything I can do myself.
It's a 2001 2.0 TS Sportwagon if that helps. Thanks