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Author Subject: Rear brake nightmare!!!
Ritmo

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Location: Alloa

Registered: 06 Jul 2017

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Post #1
Hi
I'm having a nightmare with my rear brakes!!!!
I've now had my car fail 3 times at MOT!!!! for the rear brakes.

So the MOT guy says there is still very little/no resistance at the rear brakes not enough to pass its MOT.

I have replaces all the metal brake lines and flexi pipes from the NSF joints to the rear also the two front metal pipes and flexi's I haven't replaced any to the ABS block and master cylinder

the rear calipers are new (reconditioned Pagid) also pads and disks.
the brake compensator is new (Bosch) and working freely with the spring.

the full system has been bled and with no air in the lines.

Front brakes are spot on and working perfect.

I cant understand whats going on! has anybody had any experience with this and why is it not working?
its technically a standard system as it left the factory so should work.... right?

Don't really want to go down the road of removing the compensator and replacing with a bias valve or removing all together.
any suggestions welcome.Smile

Andy
Posted 30th Jul 2021 at 16:47
jimmyhackers

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Location: birmingham

Registered: 14 Jun 2011

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Post #2
sorry if this sounds stupid but is the MOT mechanic using the handbrake to test the rears or the foot pedal?

if its the handbrake test your failing have a look at your handbrake cables as the shroud round the cable can split and result in a weird springy low rear brake power effect.

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Posted 9th Dec 2023 at 14:06
Day666

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Location: Bristol

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Post #3
jimmyhackers wrote:
sorry if this sounds stupid but is the MOT mechanic using the handbrake to test the rears or the foot pedal?

if its the handbrake test your failing have a look at your handbrake cables as the shroud round the cable can split and result in a weird springy low rear brake power effect.


2021 James x
Posted 15th Dec 2023 at 18:52
jimmyhackers

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Post #4
this forum isnt what it used to be Razz

where has everybody gone?

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Posted 23rd Dec 2023 at 14:20
jord294

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Location: somewhere in north wales

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Post #5
Try replacing the calipers with genuine versions even if used items. Far better than remanufactured

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Posted 23rd Dec 2023 at 19:18
alcon

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Location: Glasgow

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Post #6
Ritmo is my mate and I don't think he comes on here much now, but I'll pass all of this info onto him. Thanks

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Posted 25th Dec 2023 at 10:20

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