VW MK1 Golf 99 model - Brakes failing

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VW MK1 Golf 99 model - Brakes failing

Post by Zelda_Manenti » Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:57 pm

Hi Everyone!
So my car's brakes seems to be failing, I had to put it through roadworthy as well and they told me the same. I fixed the pressure pin but the problem is still there. Brake pads are also still fine. Anyone have any idea what this could be and how I can fix it? It's quite scary when you have to brake and there's no brakes at all :fear:
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Re: VW MK1 Golf 99 model - Brakes failing

Post by Nadz mk1 » Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:55 pm

What exactly happens when you apply brakes? Check for leaks
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Re: VW MK1 Golf 99 model - Brakes failing

Post by panic-mechanic » Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:01 pm

Does the booster work ie, pump the brakes a few times with the engine off. Now put your foot on the brake and start the engine - the pedal should fall away slightly. if not you have a dead booster.
If not then yes check for leaks at the slaves(each wheel) or if the pedal falls away before you start the engine then the master is stuffed.
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Re: VW MK1 Golf 99 model - Brakes failing

Post by GTiDon » Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:26 pm

My jetta was doing this. Seems to have been caused by fluid getting old/grimy and caused the master cylinder seals to fail.. GW would not sell a seal kit, but a new master was just over R500

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Re: VW MK1 Golf 99 model - Brakes failing

Post by Zelda_Manenti » Sat Jun 16, 2018 2:48 pm

Thanks guys, will quickly check when I get home from work!
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Re: VW MK1 Golf 99 model - Brakes failing

Post by Zelda_Manenti » Sat Jun 16, 2018 2:48 pm

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