206 brake pedal travel problem. HELP!

Discussion in 'Peugeot 206' started by Jim, Jan 5, 2005.

  1. Jim

    Jim Guest

    I'm really confused with this problem that has troubled my friends car for
    nearly two weeks. What's worst is I'm starting to notice the same problem
    on my car!

    Mate has a 2001 GTI and after cornering the travel of the brake pedal has
    increased. Its more noticeable after a corner for some reason. The brake
    pedal will be its normal position but requires further travel than before.
    He thought it was the wheel bearings but has now replaced them with some
    improvement but not much. Calipers changed over, same pads which were in
    good condition and a flushing of the brake fluid. Problem is still there
    and the garage thinks it could be the rear wheel bearings. I am not expert
    but for wheel bearings to cause the brake pads to be pushed out requires
    quite a wobble! My friend has spent tons but still has the same problem.

    Now after chatting with my mate about his problem my car seems to have the
    same thing. It wasn't as noticeable to start off with as I drive with
    different shoes. However, I've noticed that the brake pedal requires
    further travel than before and this worries me. The car still stops fine
    but why the additional travel for no reason???

    Does anyone have any idea what it could be? I've pumped the brake servo
    with the engine off and the pedal goes stiff hard so no problems with servo
    or vacuum lines.

    Could it be the front rear compensator playing up? My front pads are like
    new with plenty of material left. Rear pads have around 4mm which is still
    fine by my standards.

    Anyone have any ideas as to what is causing such a problem with further
    brake travel?


    Jim, Jan 5, 2005
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