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Has anyone here expirienced brakes automatically locking on a TDI??

My brake pedal occasionally drops to the floor when I go to brake and the brakes lock until I press the pedal again. I have had it in the shop 4 times now and no luck in fixing the problem. VW has replaced the master cylinder and a valve in the vacuum line, both "fixes" did nothing.

I'm just looking for some one who may have had the same problem and got it rtesolved some how.
 

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Since you own a TDI, your brake "booster" or vacumn pump is attached to your Camshaft.
Becuase a diesel makes no Vacumn, and brakes need vacumn to operate. One of the hoses might be leaking also.
Check the 3 hoses that connect to the vacumn pump. Also maybe the vacumn pump is shot.

Good Luck
Hope this helps

[ July 15, 2003: Message edited by: AlwaysVeeDubbin ]
 

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Hey Terrapin TDI,

I own a TDI as well but I am not experiencing any problems, but would like to know if the suggestion from the reply to your question helped. Just some good info to know in the future if it does happen to me *knock on wood*

Thanks.

[ July 15, 2003: Message edited by: mytdi ]
 
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