Vauxhall Astra brake pedal fail

2005 Vauxhall Astra Problem

Ref#20897
CarVauxhall Astra 1.4 sxi twinport
Year2005
Ownerbillsboy
Posted28/03/2018
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pedal started to drop then no brakes at all checked all wheels no fluid leaks checked master cylinder still full there are new disc's and pads fitted about a week ago the hand brake is still working as should just the pedal is on the floor all ideas wellcom need car for work everyday
Problem Category
Steering, Suspension, Brakes, Wheels & Tyres


Solution 1
whittingehame | Legend | Since: Oct 2009 | Posts: 444 | Fixes: 11727 | View Garage
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Shouldn't normally have to , but try bleeding brakes


Posted on Wednesday 28th of March 2018
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Solution 2
paulieone | Driver | Since: Aug 2009 | Posts: 4 | Fixes: 1596 | View Garage
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if the reservoir is still full I would imagine the master cylinder is at fault..what happens if you hit the brake pedal quickly?


Posted on Wednesday 28th of March 2018
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Solution 3
whittingehame | Legend | Since: Oct 2009 | Posts: 444 | Fixes: 11727 | View Garage
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Could have damaged / reversed the seals inside master cyl when pushing pistons back ion replacing pads .


Posted on Wednesday 28th of March 2018
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billsboy | Driver | Since: Nov 2014 | Posts: 0 | Fixes: 0 | View Garage
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if I hit the pedal quick and hard it just go's straight to the floor nothing else no pedal pressure also no fluid leakage ??


Posted on Wednesday 28th of March 2018
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Solution 4
whittingehame | Legend | Since: Oct 2009 | Posts: 444 | Fixes: 11727 | View Garage
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If you can pump up the pedal , try bleeding as suggested .Nothing to lose except a little time and some brake fluid .


Posted on Wednesday 28th of March 2018
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Solution 5
1/4drive | Auto Insider | Since: Jun 2011 | Posts: 25 | Fixes: 1761 | View Garage
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Is it the same with engine running and engine off?


Posted on Thursday 29th of March 2018
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billsboy | Driver | Since: Nov 2014 | Posts: 0 | Fixes: 0 | View Garage
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yes the same with or without engine running


Posted on Thursday 29th of March 2018
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Solution 6
1/4drive | Auto Insider | Since: Jun 2011 | Posts: 25 | Fixes: 1761 | View Garage
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If you have brake pipe clamps try clamping all flexi hoses.
It should go solid,
unless it's a master cyl fault.
Assuming it does go solid then removing one clamp at a time will isolate where the weak point is.


Posted on Thursday 29th of March 2018
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Solution 7
paulieone | Driver | Since: Aug 2009 | Posts: 4 | Fixes: 1596 | View Garage
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the master cylinder has failed


Posted on Friday 30th of March 2018
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billsboy | Driver | Since: Nov 2014 | Posts: 0 | Fixes: 0 | View Garage
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I would like to thank all that posted possible faults and causes today after a very long and precise check on every wheel found one bleed niple with a hair line split after changing and rebleeding problem solved .


Posted on Friday 30th of March 2018
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Solution 8
paulieone | Driver | Since: Aug 2009 | Posts: 4 | Fixes: 1596 | View Garage
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brilliant just goes to show giving advise online can sometimes lead you astray


Posted on Friday 30th of March 2018
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Solution 9
whittingehame | Legend | Since: Oct 2009 | Posts: 444 | Fixes: 11727 | View Garage
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Good to hear you got it fixed , thanks for updating the forum


Posted on Saturday 31st of March 2018
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