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    Brakes

    Just got the car back from vauxhall and now noticed the brakes make a "ssshhhh" noise when braking, the words air and bleed the bugger hae been mentioned. Kmowung f,all about cars is it dangerous to drive it like that, how much will it cost to sort if i need to???

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    Can you tell me more about what the noise sounds like?

    To have the system bled it will cost about £20.
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    Difficult to describe mate, it's like the noise made using a bycicle pump (the air noise), is it safe to drive around ??

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    I'd get anything to do with the brakes sorted asap. Don't like the idea of not being able to stop if need be.

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    my brakes make a nice air type noise when i take my foot off the pedal - but its done this since i've had the car and done it on all the astras i test drove so is nothing. Maybe your noise is the same
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    mine does it when i press it :?

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    "Air noise" aside.... does the pedal seem to be softer/harder or does it travel any further than it used to origianlly? Also, does there seem to be any loss in actual braking performance?

    Why did Vauxhall have the car in the first place and what work did they carry out?

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    No extra travel, they just had it for it's 50k service

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    If your not happy just take it back.
    If your not keen on compaining, say your dad told you to bring it back

    It's worth getting it checked.

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    sonnds like the master cylinder to me easy to check, start the engine and get you ear as close to the break peddle as pos you should hear the air come out in that area you can get a rebuild kit for that which has all the new seals, it wont effect the car because the breaks have a backup system it just means it will be harder to stop due to loss of vacuum

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