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#1 jerryb


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Posted 31 October 2013 - 03:00 PM

Hi, got a bit of a problem in the mornings.  Some mornings, but not all, the brake pedal is rock hard, usually it eases off within a few seconds and all is normal, but if it is colder it takes longer to start working.  Yesterday it was a bit nippy and I ended up going about a mile before it sorted itself out.  My mechanic friend thinks it may be the ABS system but I thought I'd ask here before trying anything else.  It's a 54 2litre diesel.  If anyone has any ideas I would be very grateful, thanks.

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 07:20 PM

Brake servo maybe ?

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 08:34 AM

I'm fairly sure the servo is OK, I've done the checks and it seems to work well. 

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Posted 01 November 2013 - 12:16 PM

Usually this is the brake servo, check that the vacuum pump line is not holed, diesel have no depression in the manifold and require a vacumn pump. The line from it has been known to chaff through. If that is ok then you are loosing the vacumn overnight from the diaphram in tge servo, small pin hole maybe. Needs to be sorted
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Posted 02 November 2013 - 08:25 PM

I second this. Check the vacuum lines!