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    Angry No Brakes!

    1.6 16v sxi 2002

    standard 256mm front discs and rear drums

    pulled away after not using the car since thursday. there was a grinding noise like the discs had surface corrosion on (highly likely considering its rained constantly since i last used the car)

    tried stopping and the pedal went straight to the floor and there was no braking whatsoever!

    the handbrake still works (luckily as I would have been under a bus if it didn't!!)

    any ideas for what this could be - they were fine last time I used the car

    the discs and pads are about 18 months old and have done 15000 miles

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    Possibly a brake cylinder gone, so all the fluid has leaked, or damage to pipe etc...that or the brake master cylinder has died, my 306 did this and it was a tad scary!

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    check the reservoir - could have frozen and cracked

    i know jakki had a similar problem on her coupe the other week so maybe similar

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    shall check these tomorrow when its light
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    just thought - I know how to check if theres any fluid in the header tank thingy but how would i check brake cylinders or master cylinders??
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    right ive taken a look

    the header tank thingy is full of fluid - although its a slightly brownish colour - is this normal?
    my mam found a brake pad on the road which looks like it might have come from my drivers side
    I cant get the ****ing wheel off to check properly though and even if I could wouldnt have a clue how to fit the pad back in.

    Im gonna have to pay a pro to come and sort it out

    ****ing sick of this shite car
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    How come the wheel is stuck on? I have a breaker bar if that helps?

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    the bolts arent a problem - they came off no bother

    the wheel is stuck to the hub!

    me and marti have tried to get it off but it wont budge at all!!

    anyway the problem with the brakes is the drivers side outside pad has come off the mounting plate bit!! new pads needed
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    Its ok Neil, Ive been and had a look but the drivers wheel is jammed on - even with all the tools i had we were unable to get it off

    gonna take it to a tyre place to get the wheel unstuck so we can fit some pads next week

    the outer pad on the RHS has sheered away from the pad packing plate so only the backing plate is making contact with the disc

    the entire pad material had sheared off !! can only presume they were crap pads

    anyway once the wheel has budged, i'll fit some new pads and hopefully have it sorted.

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    Thats ok then chaps.

    How about attaching a tow rope to the wheel and the other end to my car... and then put the pedal to metal....

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