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Hi everyone, sorry if this question has been asked before, my brake pedal is very hard to push and only seems to go quarter of the way down when pressed, when i try to brake hard i cant, it just seems to take ages to stop.

The handbrake works fine and holds well, the rear shoes are ok also the front discs and pads are ok and not seized etc.

I have checked the vaccum hose going onto the servo and theres no splits/cracks in the pipe and it is sucking when engine is running.

Has anyone got any ideas as i have to change my driving style to suit the brakes not working


Thanks in advance, any help would be great.
 

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the funny black valve thats on the pipes very near the vacuum pump on the 2.0dti is prone to cracking as its quite fragile. Not sure what engine you got as to its location. Mine is cracked but doesnt affect anything tho.

If not, could be the booster itself. Although, mine is on 325,000miles, still going strong.
 

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Which engine is in your car?

Generally, if there is a vacuum on the pipe at the servo end, then the servo could be goosed.

If you press and hold the brake pedal, can you feel it drop at all when you start the engine?
 

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Its a 1.7 DTI engine, i have tried starting it with my foot already on the pedal and it doesnt move at all.

Are the servos a big job to change?

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did you solve this problems, seems like i am having similar problem.
 
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