The brake pedal failed - what should I do?
Those motorists who facedthe problem of a failed brake pedal, not by hearsay, how extreme this situation can be. To talk about the consequences of a non-working braking system, you can endlessly, so in order not to get into an emergency situation, you should carefully look at the technical state of the system and regularly make diagnostics.In this article, we will consider the reasons that affect the fact that the brake pedal has failed. Also we learn how to act in such situations and on what details it is necessary to pay attention.
Why does the brake pedal fail and what is the way out of this situation?
The most frequent case of such "surprises"hides in the depressurization of the braking system. There are several reasons for this: a low level of liquid, and the appearance of gaps between the pads and discs, and even the presence of air in the system. All of them lead to emergency situations. And in order to resume the functions of the pedal, you should top up the brake fluid in the first case, and in the rest - pump the system and adjust the pads.
Sometimes it happens that after installing a new onedrive on domestic cars, including the VAZ 2110, the brake pedal fails. But before that, she knocks for a long time, and when braking you will feel that the speed is reduced by jerks. In this case, carefully read the instructions that are supplied with the disc by the manufacturer. If it says there are problems with the brake system at the first 300-500 kilometers, it means that the drive should be run-in. If after the run-in the problem is not solved - you need to immediately send the machine for diagnosis and find out the exact cause of the breakdown. At the SRT it can be found out that faults can be hidden in the ABS system or in a deformed disk.
If you notice how the brake pedal fell to the floor, and then after 5-10 seconds it slowly returns to its place, this is also a serious sign. In this case, you need to check the status of the main the brake cylinder. It is best to perform diagnostics with a returnand then check the brake fluid level. If its level has not decreased - the replacement of the cylinder is inevitable. Otherwise, the pedal simply jams and the car will roll on its own. If you notice that the brake pedal is hissing, this indicates a malfunctioning vacuum pump. In this case, it is best to contact the service center.
So, we have considered all the main reasons forwhich can occur when the brake pedal fails. Now we know all possible exits from situations. And finally, advice to all motorists (no matter if you have encountered this problem already or not) - always monitor the level of the brake fluid and regularly top up it, and after the specified period, drain it and fill it with a new one. Then the situation when the brake pedal has failed, you definitely will not be scary.