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Author Topic: Engine removal for brake servo?  (Read 2615 times)

Offline Lee Spencer

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Engine removal for brake servo?
« on: September 07, 2017, 05:35:02 PM »
Hi guys hope you can help, discovered a leaking rear calliper on my 04 Alhambra, bought a new replacement off ebay and took to a garage to fix. They have rung to say fitted calliper but brakes need to be stood on to stop the car. Obviously I hope they check all vacuum hoses etc. but they did say it looks like they would need to remove the engine to fit a new servo?? is this correct?? any other ideas on the subject?? many thanks lee

Offline johnnyroper

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Re: Engine removal for brake servo?
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2017, 06:09:57 PM »
Before it went in garage were the brakes solid like no servo assistance or is it since they did caliper?

I would think it is not an engine out job to replace servo but it is in a nightmare place to access. I take it they have checked the obvious like vac pump is working and hoses all connected? I would imagine they have disturbed something when taking res cap off to fill fluid,I cannot believe a servo would simply pack up while in garage unless it was like this prior to caliper change that is.

Offline Dr Muse

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Re: Engine removal for brake servo?
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2017, 11:35:02 PM »
Sounds like theyve flipped the seals probably by using a pressure bleeder. Tell em to do one though no way is it an engine out job. Did mine on the drive in 2 hours so they are taking the piss



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