Bad brakes sorted
The owner of this 2007 Iveco pick-up truck used the vehicle as a workhorse delivering goods around the local roads. Just lately, he had noticed that the brakes didn’t feel quite right, but now the pedal felt hard and a lot of effort was required to stop safely.
His explanation of the problem led us to believe that it was the servo assistance that was at fault. This could have been either the vacuum pump or the servo unit, both of which would have been quite expensive to replace. However, we decided to first check the servo pipe from the vacuum pump to the brake servo, which was when we discovered that the grommet where the pipe connects to the servo had failed, allowing the vacuum to escape.
A new grommet – which our local dealer had in stock – fixed the problem.
The grommet sealing the servo pipe into the brake servo had failed and needed replacing.