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Last night when driving home - my brake pedal felt weird, it was just rock hard, and I felt I had to press pedal down further to get the brakes to respond (although not major)

When I got home, I turned the car off - pumped the brake pedal and it became rock hard - turned the car on and it was fine - also fine this morning...

Any ideas what this could be ?
 

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I had a similar issue on my 306 last week - brake pedal went hard after a couple of uses in quick succession. Left it a few seconds and all is well again.

I had a split in my brake vacuum pipes and the one way valve on the servo was sticking.
 

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I had a similar issue on my 306 last week - brake pedal went hard after a couple of uses in quick succession. Left it a few seconds and all is well again.

I had a split in my brake vacuum pipes and the one way valve on the servo was sticking.
Were you able to fix it yourself ?

How much do think it would be for a garage to repair......

Is it dangerous if left ?
 
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Amy braking fault has the potential to be dangerous.

With Gibbo, sounds servo or check-valve related to me. Less likely to be the vacuum hose on hear as they're moulded polyurethane instead of rubber.
 

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Were you able to fix it yourself ?

How much do think it would be for a garage to repair......

Is it dangerous if left ?
Yes, but its a fiddly job if you have sausage fingers! I bought new pipes and one way valve from Peugeot and a brake cylinder repair kit to be on the safe side while I'm working in that area.

It should only take a couple of hour labour at a garage, the valve worked out about £22, I can't remember the pipe prices.

Never skimp on brake repairs, but do a visual inspection yourself first. I'm only going on my experience from the 306, the 307 is a different car after all, and common issues on the previous model are generally improved and rectified on the next.
 

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Yes, but its a fiddly job if you have sausage fingers! I bought new pipes and one way valve from Peugeot and a brake cylinder repair kit to be on the safe side while I'm working in that area.

It should only take a couple of hour labour at a garage, the valve worked out about £22, I can't remember the pipe prices.

Never skimp on brake repairs, but do a visual inspection yourself first. I'm only going on my experience from the 306, the 307 is a different car after all, and common issues on the previous model are generally improved and rectified on the next.
I will have to get it to a garage then - what I am keen to avoid is a trial and error replacement - "its your pads" "oh its the pump" - "its the cylinder" £££££££ ! - Is this easy to diagnose ?
 
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Extreme unlikely a pump problem would cause those symptoms. ABS related failures are fortunately extremely rare on the 107.
 

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ok took it to the garage - explained the problem....the verdict ?

corroded brake discs

I wasn't convinced and I said the brake discs wouldn't come into play until the brake pads were hitting the disc - my problem was the the lack of assistance as I put my foot on the brake.

Head bloke called me back - and said normally he would agree with me - that discs wouldn't cause this type of problem - but the discs were worn so un evenley that a lip had formed on the disc which could give the sensation i described.

My own take is that the discs may well be corroded - but I can't beleive this causes the very intermittent lack of brake assistance that I get. I didn't have the work done.

Any ideas on how best to proceed ?
 
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If theres an excessive lip on the discs change them. They're at the end of their life. What more do you want. You've probably spent more money messing about from garage to garage. The 107 is a very reliable car and i've never seen ANY problems with brakes apart from natural wear and tear.

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If theres an excessive lip on the discs change them. They're at the end of their life. What more do you want. You've probably spent more money messing about from garage to garage. The 107 is a very reliable car and i've never seen ANY problems with brakes apart from natural wear and tear.

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But that's precisely the problem - I don't believe changing the discs would cure the problem of intermittent lack of power assisted braking (I am happy to be corrected on this - hence my post)

For the record:-

Garages visited = 1
Cost incurred = £0
 

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but could your warped discs be pushin the piston back into the caliper and creating massive pressure for the assitance to try and cope with as your braking??
If your discs are worn then they will need replacing anyways. I would try that first as its probably going to be the cheapest option.
 

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but could your warped discs be pushin the piston back into the caliper and creating massive pressure for the assitance to try and cope with as your braking??
If your discs are worn then they will need replacing anyways. I would try that first as its probably going to be the cheapest option.
Cheers -

Have you any idea what reasonable cost for this work would be ? - (non main dealer)

Would it be cheaper to buy discs + pads myself and get the garage to fit this ? any brands I should get or avoid ?
 

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i would say front discs and pads for a 107 wont be more than £60 ish, so £100 for parts and labour together wouldn't be too bad.

How much did the dealer quote you??
 

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i would say front discs and pads for a 107 wont be more than £60 ish, so £100 for parts and labour together wouldn't be too bad.

How much did the dealer quote you??
£160 - but he is going to see if he can come back with a better price, as my dad and work colleagues have put a lot of business his way...........He is also aware that I may need a new clutch before long !!!!!
 
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Replace the discs and pads and see what happens. You're gonna need to replace them anyway, so clench those buttocks and go for it.
 
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