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Old 07-08-2013, 12:43 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Having trouble with the brakes on it now. The pedal gets really soft and wont brake until the very end. I'm waiting on a replacement master cylinder to come in.
Was it after the dive through with water? Is your brake fluid black or dark?
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Old 07-08-2013, 01:27 PM   #22 (permalink)
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The brake issue happened just recently, and the weather has been pretty dry since. As I can recall, the fluid in the reservoir looked dark.
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Old 07-08-2013, 01:30 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Not sure if it matters but the car still seems to be a little slow sometimes. About the same time as the brakes were having a fit the car was struggling to accelerate with the AC on.

I'm replacing the spark plugs soon.
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Old 07-09-2013, 12:55 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Just waiting on new spark plugs and wires. I started removing the plugs and they are definitely in need of replacement with too much of a gap.
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New brake fluid should be clear. You should definitely get a bleeder bottle/pump and clear out the old nasty fluid.
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Old 07-10-2013, 01:20 AM   #26 (permalink)
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Yup, dark is bad. It means it has lots of water/contamination,
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Old 07-10-2013, 11:11 PM   #27 (permalink)
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I replaced the spark plugs and wires today and it started much better than it had been. Now my ebrake seems to be frozen. I'm going to try and get the brake fluid replaced and the ebrake replaced tomorrow.
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Old 07-11-2013, 08:52 AM   #28 (permalink)
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Frozen on? release the handle and if the pads don't release tap the back wheels with a heavy hammer. That might pop them loose. Then reduild them. Look for leaky cylinders.
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Old 07-11-2013, 03:24 PM   #29 (permalink)
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I had the car looked at and they said I needed new pads/rotors/calipers and they didn't even release the ebrake and they wanted $750 to do it. Eff that, I'll take care of it myself.
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Old 07-11-2013, 07:38 PM   #30 (permalink)
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I was able to pry the ebrake, so I just wont use that for the time being.
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