Rear brakes not working.

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womble3go
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Rear brakes not working.

Post by womble3go » Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:01 pm

Hi All, hoping some one can help, have had rear brake working poorly since I had the car, only just past MOT.

Been rebuilding the back end put on new pipes, pads disc and caliper which was told they had been rebuild and ready to fit they look good?

I have bleed the rear brake no air coming out now, the front brake come on stop the wheels but no joy with the rear?

There is ABS on the car and the light stays on, do I have to bleed the fronts?

Thank you for the help.

Kevin.

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Re: Rear brakes not working.

Post by xantia_v6 » Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:51 am

How are you testing the brakes?
The rear suspension circuit must have pressure in it in order for the rear brakes to work, so you either need to have the wheels on the ground, or the suspension set to high.

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Re: Rear brakes not working.

Post by womble3go » Wed Oct 10, 2018 9:25 pm

Thank you for that put it on high and all works on the rear brake. Just need to get the ABS light sorted!