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Brakes on my99 wagon turbo are......crap.


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So I have the standard 4 pots on my newly acquired 99 U.K. Wagon. They just seem a little.......****. There appears to not be very much braking happening unless I proper stamp on them is this normal I'm used to more modern cars as off late. Also under braking there's a vibration in the pedal that appears to match the revolution of the wheel so I'm thinking a warped disc? To back that up if I drive around at slow speed sub 10mph there's a squeak again with each wheel revolution that gets quicker as I increase speed. 

Any thoughts are appreciated. Also what's the best way to check all four pistons are working? Take the calipers off the disc and press the brake pedal?

Cheers. 

Frank 

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Yep take the callipers off to make sure the pistons move in and out OK. You might find one has seized. Check the discs for warpage too.

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Went to see a friend recently who was sorting his brakes out when I got there, he said one of his pads wore down more than the other and was taking off corrosion from the Pistons. One both sides it was the side to the inside of the wheels that was the problem.

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Cheers. The pads have only seen around 10k mileage and look around half worn. But I'll have a good look over them when I take them off. I think new pads and discs will happen regardless. It had new calipers around 5 years ago and the mileage isn't really that high. I think they need a good recon. The whole brake system. 

Cheers. 

Frank

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