Lack of Braking Power on 100 Avant
knotnook at traverse.com
Tue Sep 4 12:59:33 EDT 2001
I can't imagine the brakes got worse as the cars got better, David. You
have something seriously wrong there. Have you completely flushed the
At 09:09 AM 09/04/2001 -0400, David Torrey wrote:
>Checked out my rear brakes yesterday after a lack of braking power. Guide
>pins were not frozen but rotors were not shiny. Installed new Pagid pads.
>Cleaned and lubricated guide pins. Brakes are working now but this car sure
>doesn't stop well. It feels like the front brakes are doing all the work.
>Could there be something else wrong? I don't believe this car has the
>pressure regulator for the rear brakes. I think I see why others on this
>list have resorted to something other than stock pads and rotors. When this
>car is fully loaded, the driver has to literally stand on the brake pedal
>to bring this car to a stop (not that much better empty).
>Next job is replacing timing belt and water pump. Parts are on order from
>Blau. Received a call from them saying that all of their special tools
>(5-10 sets), are all rented out.
>'93 100CSQ Avant 137K miles
>'88 Saab 900S 214K miles
>'87 Saab 900S 215K miles
>'79 BMW 320i 103K miles
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