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Old 07-27-2013, 05:57 AM
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I have a 1983 5281 BMW , and there is something wrong with brakes, brought new pads and also bleed them but brake peddle is hard and its a jolting every time i brake and when I accelerate it feels like they freeze up also took it to mechanic and they don't know what the problem is. Help has anyone ever had this issue???
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Old 07-27-2013, 09:55 AM
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I have a 1983 5281 BMW , and there is something wrong with brakes, brought new pads and also bleed them but brake peddle is hard and its a jolting every time i brake and when I accelerate it feels like they freeze up also took it to mechanic and they don't know what the problem is. Help has anyone ever had this issue???
Your calipers probably need to be rebuilt. You can do it yourself or buy rebuilts inexpensively. Make sure you change as much of the brake fluid as possible and thoroughly bleed the system. Check the condition of your hoses too, if they're old it's a good time to replace all of them.
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