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Old 12-04-2009, 06:02 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Angry Brakes too stiff

I have a 316i 93 model,My foot brakes are very stiff as if the car is off, when i hardly push them my wheels won't go dead stop they'll slow down eventually stop later, what could have gone wrong my brake pads are new and have full brake fluid on the tank
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Old 12-04-2009, 06:49 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I would say you have a problem with the booster/servo a hard brake pedal is the most obvious sign

only way i know to test a booster/servo, is to turn engine off. use brakes several times till pedal is hard. then with brake applied,start engine. the brake pedal should then soften.if the pedal stays hard the booster/servo is bad.

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