Hi Guys, I need some help.
I replaced the clutch slave about three months back as the original was leaking.
While I was at it, I replaced the tar that was masquerading as brake fluid with some fresh DOT 4.
So, while I'm down there, I replaced all four pads and then bled the entire braking and clutch hydraulic system. Success !
Then last Thursday, she started pulling slightly to the left when braking. Once the retardation started she straightened out. It was not too bad and still drivable and I got home.
From previous experience, I thought "Ah ha, I know what this is, bad flexible hose right front." So four stainless braided lines were purchased and then this afternoon I had the joy of fitting them.
Before fitting, I jacked the car up and found that even with full pedal pressure, I could still rotate the right front wheel by hand. This was fairly alarming.
Anyway I beavered away and fitted the left front hose first, all went well including the bleeding. When it came to the right front all went very sour with the bleeding. No fluid ws being pumped out at all. Not even with the engine running.
I used a syringe and determined that the lines were not blocked as bubbles appeared in the brake fluid resevoir. No matter what I tried I could not get fluid to flow to that caliper.
Car:- 1997 916 Twinspark Spider Phase 1
Brake Booster --working.
What I will try tomorrow is to replace the rear flexible hoses and then follow the manual and bleed the brakes in reverse order first, and then in the correct order.
In the interim, I am appealing to the font of knowledge on this board. Has this happened to anyone else, and if so, how did you fix it?
Many thanks in anticipation of a " eureka moment".