Register Login
Mr FIAT - Your #1 source for vintage car parts
Thread Tools
Old 20-01-2009   #1
Stick your own title
mrcinquecento's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Dundee
Posts: 1,598
Thanks: 78
Trader Rating: 0
mrcinquecento has donated!
United Kingdom 
Hgt Braking issues

Hi there, when i got my hgt in december, first thing i noticed was how good the brakes were, then it went off the road for a couple of weeks

when i got the car back, the brakes were quite a bit poorer than before. again recently, its been off the road a few days, and the brakes are now even worse!!. bordering on shockingly bad actually!, you have to push the pedal very hard to get a reaction, and downhill, it almost feels like you have to put the pedal to the floor to get it to pull up in time , not good at all!!

the discs are upgraded ones only done about 4k miles, look almost perfect, the pads are also upgraged, and look like they have plenty life left in them, one thing i have noticed is how regularly the handbrake sticks when applied for a day or so, which makes me wonder if perhaps there could be some problem with the rear calipers sticking?, would this make the entire brake sytem poor?

im fairly sure there could be an issue there as when it broke down and needed pushed, the car felt extremley heavy, and the guy that ended up towing it commented on how heavy it felt for a punto whilst pushing it onto the towing arm. it also seems a coincidence the cars brakes went bad after 2 times of not moving

is this a fairly common issue with the hgt?
__________________,the home of all things both scottish and italian. it's a bit like having an irn bru with your pizza, only much tastier

98 Fiat Cinquecento Sporting 16v, 94 Land Rover Discovery 300tdi
mrcinquecento is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 20-01-2009   #2
Angel:Mum of the *****
Ninja59's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Chester/Middlesbrough
Posts: 1,553
Thanks: 60
Trader Rating: 0
Ninja59 has donated!
United Kingdom 
Re: Hgt Braking issues

possibly a sticking caliper somewhere by the sounds, unless after a while it goes ok and becomes good again possibly caused by the oxidation which occurs if even left still for a day although, by the sounds of it this sounds abit extreme
"59" MX-5 MK3.5 owner.
Ninja59 is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 20-01-2009   #3
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 3,213
Thanks: 267
Trader Rating: 0
MikeSalt has donated!
United Kingdom 
Re: Hgt Braking issues

And if things are sticking, chances are, they are generating a lot of heat. This not only will reduce the effective friction on the pads, but will transfer to the brake fluid, making it spongey.
FIAT Forum Useful Links:
Donate to FF | Buy FF Merchandise | Classifieds | FF Insurance | How-to Guides

MikeSalt is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump
Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
(T) hgt gearbox issues g4ree Punto (Mk2/2b) 1 18-10-2008 09:22
(T) Braking puntokris Grande Punto 26 19-09-2007 23:58
(G) Braking by itself?! fenton_jd Punto (Mk2/2b) 5 25-06-2007 22:59
(T) braking issues.. arc Cinquecento / Seicento 2 04-09-2006 13:59
(T) Braking freshfruitdesign Punto (Mk2/2b) 0 16-10-2005 12:57