Having a bit of a problem with my 156, done some searching but dont seem to have found any info....
I had a problem a while ago, where the handbrake cable froze, and the nsr pads stuck on and burnt out on my drive to work. Replaced the pads and all was fine for a few months, however now after a bit of driving, the brakes completely fade. I found this out a few weeks ago when i was driving home and had to brake (not too suddenly) from about 50mph and there was nothing there!!!
The pedal went to the floor and only after a bit of pumping and some handbrake action, managed to stop myself. Bit of a scary situation, luckily there was no traffic or any other people nearby, and it was only me in the car.
After a 5mph limp home it seemed to fix itself. I have tested it carefully and it seems when the car has been running for a while, they do the same fading thing.
They are fine when cold, but non existant when warm....
Anyway, i changed all the fluid, hoping that would solve it, but they were still a bit spongy, and on checking, the rear pads that burnt out, seem to be sticking again as they have worn down a lot more than the other side.
Could it be that brake sticking on, causing the fluid to boil quickly that is giving me this problem?
What are the cheapest things to try first before i go buying a full new set of brakes?
Its used as a weekend car, so i am not desperate to fix it quickly, i just want to do it right