Hi everyone I do hope that someone can help me!
I have a 1990 XJS convertable ‘H’ registration with ‘ABS’
and just to clarify a bit more there is a black metal bulb on the
brake valves the size of a tennis ball that says do not remove
brake fluid under pressure.
I bought the car about 4 years ago and decided to change the
front and rear brake pads (like you do when you buy a new car)
Everything was fine for several months, then one day when I was
driving along, I went to put the brakes on and the car just
violently pulled to the right and scared the hell out of me.
If it had been raining it would have spun the car no problem at
Then the problem seemed to go away for several months, then it
happened again without any warning and if I had been on a bend it
would have killed me.
Then it went away again but suddenly came back and nearly sent me
straight into a concrete traffic island.
I have rung all sorts of experts who hadn’t got a clue and were
only willing to help me if I gave them a blank cheque to sort it
So I decided to try and fix the problem myself:
New brake hose, new calliper, new disc pads but I cannot bleed
the new front calliper, as even with the engine running the pedal
goes down to the floor and no matter how fast I pump the pedal,
no brake fluid comes out. (and I’m even using a proper bleeding
tube with a non return valve)
Just in case you were wondering there is plenty of fluid in the
master cylinder fluid bottle but I can’t get it through the
Has anyone had a problem like this? and is it a common fault as
even if I do get it fixed I’m not sure if I will ever be able to
trust this car again.
Is the ABS system fail safe? ie if one of the sensors went, would
the brake on that wheel still continue to work?
All the lights on the ABS & brake warning lights used to go out ok
but of course they don’t do that at the moment.
This problem is so scarey I cannot believe it exists, thank god I
wasn’t driving at high speed (or you wouldn’t be reading this!)–
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