Help! 147 2.0 Selespeed Brakes don't kick in unless fully depressed!
Hi all, just a quick bit of background and am relatively new to the forum :-)
We have a 147 2001 2.0 Petrol Selespeed which my wife is going to have after passing her driving test. However, we noticed that the brakes on it seems to only really work unless the pedal is fully pushed to the floor.
I jumped in and had a go and to describe it: when initially applying pressure to the pedal, the car does not appear to slow. As you increase the pedal pressure, the car only slows a little until it feels the pedal has reached a hard spot. Then, only if you push the pedal fully down( as though trying to push it past it's limit, does the car actually brake properly.
I've bled the four callipers, and pulled out old brown fluid with air bubbles until clear. Did a test drive and still seems like I've pushed the pedal down most of the way and only at the last instance am I trying to get every bit of pressure out to stop! Read about the clutch having the same reservoir but don't know where that is?!
Also, does anyone think it maybe the master cylinder - perhaps it's too low to start with and when applying the brake it reaches it's maximum travel distance or something!
Any help is appreciated fellow owners! :-)