bought my daughter a 1993 for mustang. 4cyl. Her brakes have failed 2 times in the last 2 months. She says she pushes the pedal and it wont work. After pushing a couple times, it locks the back brak

Asked by Aug 01, 2012 at 12:14 PM about the 1993 Ford Mustang LX Hatchback

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

6 Answers

228,835

Sounds like she has air in the system and or a issue with the Master cylinder. I would have this looked at ASAP, you don't need to have her in an accident when they fail. Wosre yet, hurting someone else. Have a local mechanic go over the brake system and repair or replace what is wrong. She can have a leak, low on fluid, etc.

2,865

sounds like the seals in the master cylinder leak, get it fixed, i would start with a new master cylinder and all new brake fluid

95

Look for fluid leaking at every wheel, and throughout the entire braking system before you buy anything. The rear brakes could be causing this and it may have nothing to do with the master cylinder. DO NOT DRIVE THE CAR. HAVE IT TOWED OR PULLED ACCORDING TO THE LAW.

465

"DO NOT DRIVE THIS CAR"!!!!!!!!! TAKE THE CAR TO EITHER A GOOD MECHANIC YOU TRUST OR A FORD DEALER. BUT DO NOT DRIVE THIS CAR!!!!!!!!!!!! IT SOUNDS LIKE THE BRAKES ARE FINE THEN AFTER AWHILE THEY GO OUT!!!!! THIS IS WIERD!!!!! THE BRAKES SHOULD NOT DO THIS!! THEY EITHER WORK OR THEY DON'T!!! TOM'S REPLY GOT ME THINKING IT COULD BE THE DIAPHRAM IN THE BOOSTER CYLINDER OF THE POWER BRAKES. BUT DO NOT DRIVE IT, HAVE IT TOWED!!!

385

Can you push the brakes all the way down or is there tension when you push. Did you check to see if there is any pad left.you can see without taking anything off in the front. If they are fine I would check the fluid yourself.just to save because they will charge for everything.

465

THE PROBLEM MIGHT BE THE PLUNGER OR IT'S CYLINDER. IN/ON THE MASTER CYLINDER. GUYS HOW PROBABLE IS IT THAT THE COMBINATION VALVE IS GONE.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

Mustang

Looking for a Used Mustang in your area?

CarGurus has 45,522 nationwide Mustang listings starting at $2,000.

ZIP:

Search Ford Mustang Questions

Ford Mustang Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 4,120
#2 FordNut
FordNut
Reputation 1,230
#3 Bob Beaman
Bob Beaman
Reputation 1,150
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Chevrolet Camaro
132 Great Deals out of 35,283 listings starting at $1,995
Used Chevrolet Corvette
112 Great Deals out of 20,672 listings starting at $3,499
Used Ford Mustang SVT Cobra
6 Great Deals out of 283 listings starting at $5,500
Used Ford F-150
2,403 Great Deals out of 209,424 listings starting at $895
Used BMW 3 Series
1,017 Great Deals out of 34,833 listings starting at $900
Used Jeep Wrangler
284 Great Deals out of 19,039 listings starting at $3,295
Used Honda Civic
488 Great Deals out of 80,457 listings starting at $558

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Ford Mustang For Sale
7 Great Deals out of 23,936 listings starting at $18,489
2016 Ford Mustang For Sale
84 Great Deals out of 5,049 listings starting at $16,977
2015 Ford Mustang For Sale
35 Great Deals out of 3,276 listings starting at $14,991
2014 Ford Mustang For Sale
42 Great Deals out of 2,841 listings starting at $9,499