Brakes slow to release
Having done the usual stuff with little success( list Below please read before offering advice ) I'm asking the many far more experienced and knowledgeable members to stick their 2 pennyworth in as to possible causes for my brake problem.
The brakes stay on.
Not most of the time, and not when you press them firmly to stop or brake meaningfully but when you just lightly brake to steady the old girl, or the traffic flow slows just so much that only taking your foot of the go pedal isn't quite enough. you know the kind of thing you're doing little more than resting your foot on the pedal. That's when it does it. it will say on for 3 maybe five seconds after you've taken your foot off the pedal which feels a long time on town traffic. the only way to make it go off quicker is to press the brake again a little harder. Which feels strange when you're wanting to accelerate and can be annoying for following cars.
What I've done
Serviced every calliper with new seals and dust seals and cleaned up the pistons,
Bled the system,
put a new brake pedal switch in and greased the pivots of the pedal mechanism
put silicone lubricant on the master cylinder rod
Installed new calliper sliding pins and greased them with coppaslip, they are very free now.
It had new rear discs for the last MOT (back), the front ones are in excellent condition. they were done for the previous one New pads were fitted with the discs in both cases.
All these things have worked to some extent the pedal moves easier and doesn't squeak now. the pistons moved easier after the service and as previously stated the calipers slide very easily on the pins. . . it just hasn't made the slightest difference to the original problem
I'm obviously braking up the wrong tree
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Last edited by Yorkshirekeith; 10-08-15 at 07:56.