Bad brakes sorted

Car Mechanics (UK) - - Tales From The Workshop -

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.

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