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    Brake Pedal Question

    Hi Guys

    probably one of those "silly questions" but what makes the brake pedal go back up when you have taken your foot off it?

    Mine was working fine, I got my boot caught under it and now it doesnt seem to go back up, and it feels like the brake is staying on, only I cant see any mechanism to return it? Is there a spring or something that pulls it back up, or is it done by some other form of mechanical magic?

    Scott
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    Assuming similar to earlier years there is a spring in the master cylinder:


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      #3
      Some cars also have a return spring from the pedal up to the body... i would get my head under the dash to see if there was anything obvious/broken/hanging!!
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        #4
        Is it a RHD one Scott??

        If so there's linkage and stuff that goes from the right hand side to left hand side where the brakes operating department lives which could be suspect.
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          #5
          I have stuck my head under the dash and cant see anything that has gone astray or broken, but I am going to have a better dig around when there is more light.

          It is right hand drive (been caught out by that before) and I have pushed the brake in on the left side and it seems to return OK, so hopefully I have knocked a spring off or it is catching on something but I will check the linkage!

          Thanks guys :)
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            #6
            Originally posted by Chronos View Post
            Hi Guys

            probably one of those "silly questions" but what makes the brake pedal go back up when you have taken your foot off it?

            Mine was working fine, I got my boot caught under it and now it doesnt seem to go back up, and it feels like the brake is staying on, only I cant see any mechanism to return it? Is there a spring or something that pulls it back up, or is it done by some other form of mechanical magic?

            Scott
            hello;

            there is only the spring in the master cylinder as shown.

            if your car has been converted from left to rhd than who knows what they did.

            make sure the piston in the master us returning fully to the clip that holds it in. if it is not, do not frive the car. your brakes could heat up and suddenly lock up.
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            Last edited by barnett468; 05-09-2014, 08:22 AM.

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