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 Posted: 08-11-2006 01:38 am
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Tom Thomson


Joined: 03-18-2005
Posts: 33

  I believe that Mark has the answer on your brake problem.  After my daughter-in- law came back trailing smoke from the rear brakes, I changed the hose and all was well.  As Mark said, the hose liner swells up and acts as a restriction to fluid flow.  The pressure developed by your foot and the booster can overcome this resistance but the return springs (rear) or the elasticity of the caliper seals cannot.  The problem first shows itself by the brakes not releasing immediately but dragging for a second after release of the pedal.  After a second - or two - or ten everything seems fine but don't be deceived; the car is just messing with you.

                                                 Tom 13753