Vauxhall Combo brakes not working

1998 Vauxhall Combo Problem

Ref#18187
CarVauxhall Combo 1.7
Year1998
Ownerstuartroberts
Posted18/03/2015
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Put new battery on van and new pads still no brakes..
Problem Category
Electrics, ECU, Warnings & Lights

Steering, Suspension, Brakes, Wheels & Tyres


Solution 1
1/4drive | Auto Insider | Since: Jun 2011 | Posts: 25 | Fixes: 1859 | View Garage
Suggested Solution

First check is your servo,
start the engine and rev it a little than switch off.
Now press the brake pedal several times then hold it hard down with your foot,
now while still pressing the pedal turn the key and start it up.
the pedal "should" dip a little lower under your foot.
If it doesn't then check the vacuum from the pump to the brake servo,
With the engine running and the big pipe removed from the brake servo if you cover the end with you thumb you should feel the pipe sucking.
If so then it's either the servo at fault or the brake master cylinder.



Posted on Wednesday 18th of March 2015
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Solution 2
whittingehame | Legend | Since: Oct 2009 | Posts: 444 | Fixes: 11976 | View Garage
Suggested Solution

Further to 1/4 drives good advice , they suffer from problems on the vac hose and valve .This link shows where the problem can occur ,

http://www.allcorsa.co.uk/forums/showthread.php/combo-van-brake-72186.html


Posted on Thursday 19th of March 2015
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