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Old 06-05-2004, 10:04 AM   #11
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The rubber brakes lines are flexible, so I guess no problems there...
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I just took it down to Kent, the only man I trust to look under my hood let alone drive the car. He tooled around for a bit and told me that something is wrong with it. LOL, i knew that... He says everything right for normal brakes but something in the ABS is wrong.

BTW, I missed the race, which sucks.
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I had this same problem on a Jeep with drum brakes in the rear. Turns out the rear wheel cylinders were clogged up inside. They weren't leaking, but they were clogged up with junk. I would replace them anyways.

How did I find this out? I found a dealer who had a Hunter B400 brake tester. This thing is really incredible. A very very expensive machine, but well worth the cost of the test. It will tell you how your brakes are working and produce a report for each individual wheel. In my case the front were doing 90% of the braking, with the rears doing 10%. Not good.

On Hunters website you can find a local dealer that has a B400. In my case I had to drive 80 miles to get there, but it was well worth it as I was at a loss as to what to do next.

Here is a link to Hunters B400.

http://www.hunter.com/pub/product/br...ter/index2.htm
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I had this same problem on a Jeep with drum brakes in the rear. Turns out the rear wheel cylinders were clogged up inside. They weren't leaking, but they were clogged up with junk. I would replace them anyways.

How did I find this out? I found a dealer who had a Hunter B400 brake tester. This thing is really incredible. A very very expensive machine, but well worth the cost of the test. It will tell you how your brakes are working and produce a report for each individual wheel. In my case the front were doing 90% of the braking, with the rears doing 10%. Not good.

On Hunters website you can find a local dealer that has a B400. In my case I had to drive 80 miles to get there, but it was well worth it as I was at a loss as to what to do next.

Here is a link to Hunters B400.

http://www.hunter.com/pub/product/br...ter/index2.htm
Here in the land of State Motor Vehicle Inspection, they use a similar device to test the brakes. They really do work. Years ago it detected a problem with my left rear brake. It turned out to be a leaking rear wheel cylinder.
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