« on: January 02, 2015, 04:44:01 PM »
I'm after a bit of technical advice, if anyone can help. It is a question about brakes but not on a rotary car, but not that that really matters.
One of the cars I have, seems to have a delayed action on the brakes after I press the pedal. By this, I mean that if I press the pedal, even very hard, there seems to be a couple of seconds delay before I feel any braking effect. This is also the case if I emergency stop. Discs are all good, virtually new condition, almost new pads all round, fully bled the system with new fluid. I've checked all four calipers, and carriers and slider pins are all free to move. Pistons seem to move ok. No fluid leaks anywhere.
So why the scary feeling brakes? There seems to be no initial bite until the pedal is pressed pretty hard even then it feels like there is little braking effort. If I emergency stop the car just slows down rather than the ABS kicking in as with the other cars. It is just very disconcerting pressing the pedal and waiting for the brakes to apply...!
Any ideas what could cause this? I've bled the system several times, never got any air from any of the calipers. I keep thinking a master cylinder issue, so do these symptoms sound like it could be?
I'd appreciate any pointers of what may be wrong!