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RE: [T3] Brakes

Oh, that's bad. I think the p.o. had broken one of the bolts for the
caliper. Doesn't the caliper mount to the backing plate. As I remember one
of these appeared to have been drilled out and tapped.


-----Original Message-----
From: Jim Adney [mailto:jadney@vwtype3.org]
Sent: Monday, March 24, 2003 2:58 PM
To: Type 3 mailing list
Subject: RE: [T3] Brakes

On 24 Mar 2003 at 13:27, Vlach, Joe -CKHS wrote:

> This is not a common problem indicating something like a tired master
> cylinder, or wheel cylinder. It's strange. It appears that the brake pedal
> is pushing back toward my foot.

Right, I understand, and I've never seen anything like that before. The only

thing I could think of is that you've got a caliper about to fall off and
you apply the brakes it wedges somehow and gets pushed back. The clunk you 
mentioned bothers me a lot, that's why I suggested that you try to find the 
source of the noise and see if that led you to a solution.

Does the clunk occur any time you push on the pedal, or just when you're 
moving. How about when you're backing up?

I'd be very concerned about this. A clunk means that something's moving, but

nothing should be.

Jim Adney
Madison, WI 53711-3054

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