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Old 07-14-2012, 04:48 AM   #1
Scooby Newbie
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Join Date: Aug 2010
Chapter/Region: W. Canada
Location: Edmonton
1995 WRX

Default No brake pedal!

So I drove to work downtown today and later at night I turn my car on and get ready to leave... no brake pedal whatsoever!
Popped the hood and noticed the fluid in the reservoir is lower. I was under the hood yesterday and thought that my fluid level dropped a bit. I think it dropped 1cm or so over the last 24 hours.
So I was e-braking home until I realized pumping the brakes over 6 times restored some braking power. But it immediately lost braking power if I let go for a few seconds.

Topped up my brake fluid as one friend suggested, the level was still above the low marker line when this all started so it hasn't run dry. A guy with wrx happened to pull over and take a peek, thought maybe my master cylinder was gone. Except I'm not leaking fluid into the cabin.
I'll bleed my brakes as a starting point I guess.
Any help is majorly appreciated.
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Old 07-15-2012, 11:42 AM   #2
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Join Date: Jul 2008
Chapter/Region: SCIC
Location: 714/562 LA/OC, California
1999 Forester


Bleed the system indeed. What would really help you is the Motive Power Bleeder or something to pressurize the system to see if it holds. If you don't have anything like this, then check your Master, your ABS module and check all the lines that connect to the calipers and to the hard metal lines in the wheel wells.

Something isn't right, and if bleeding the system of air doesn't fix your problem, then you know what the next step is.
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