Brakes inefficient on BX

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Re: Brakes inefficient on BX

Post by citronut » Thu Mar 05, 2015 10:43 pm

Way2go wrote: However, if you've paid for this job to be done properly, should you not be taking this up with the Garage for remedial action or return of monies paid for an incorrect job? :?
i personally would not go anywhere near that garage again, as they obviously know nout about hydralic citroens, and may be even push bikes

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Re: Brakes inefficient on BX

Post by Tim Leech » Sun Mar 15, 2015 1:09 pm

This is why I take my Citroens to people I know and trust or do the job myself!
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Re: Brakes inefficient on BX

Post by really? » Sun Mar 15, 2015 6:03 pm

As you are in Manchester, it would be worth your while to give Doug at Westroen a ring, he is in Manchester, been there myself and don't think there is anything he doesn't know about our cars.

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Re: Brakes inefficient on BX

Post by David » Sun Mar 15, 2015 8:41 pm

Thanks again for all the replies.

I have fixed the brakes (well mostly).

I bled them out again & an absolute load of air came out of both front calipers, so they obviously didn't know what they were doing when bleeding them out. Now they had been bled again the brake delay has gone.

I pulled the rubber boots off both calipers & found something potentially disturbing, the spring, that clips around the handbrake rod/ lever to push it off, is missing on the RH caliper. Is that a problem? The mechanism appears to all work as it should.

While I had the boots off I put some more greese in there, although it was quite good anyway.

Also the handbrake has auto adjusted up on the RH caliper, but not the LH one, so its pulling the left cable more than the right one. I followed the instructions above to adjust the handbrake. Any suggestions why or what else to do?
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Re: Brakes inefficient on BX

Post by citronut » Sun Mar 15, 2015 10:01 pm

you might find it has not adjusted up on the side were the lever return spring is missing/broken,

the calipers do not adjust up if the lever is not in the fully off position

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Re: Brakes inefficient on BX

Post by Way2go » Sun Mar 15, 2015 10:56 pm

Have you considered reporting this garage to trading standards?
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Re: Brakes inefficient on BX

Post by mat_fenwick » Mon Mar 16, 2015 7:07 am

citronut wrote:
Way2go wrote: However, if you've paid for this job to be done properly, should you not be taking this up with the Garage for remedial action or return of monies paid for an incorrect job? :?
i personally would not go anywhere near that garage again, as they obviously know nout about hydralic citroens
I might not want them to do work for me, but would certainly not be happy about a rear view mirror hanging off, or wires disconnected. Other things are more difficult to prove though, as their counter argument may be that now you have an MOT and that all the work was required. :-(
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