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    hi im new to vectra c, i have just bought a vauxhall signum 1,9 cdti 150 , very very nice car had beed looking at them a while, its on a 54 plate, had it mot'd other day and it failed on hand brake and on brakes, had new pads put it, but it failed on brake pedal sinking to floor if pressed down, been to garage to day they have had my car in and changed the pads and have give it a new brake fluid and bleed all brakes, they suggested a master cylinder may have gone, has any body else had these problems or had them repaired if so what is the damage for a master cylinder as they sound expensive lol, also the hand brake failed as to much travel , i have been told i will have to replace the handbrake as it will not tighted because of the self adjust system on it, thanks

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    When you wound the piston back into the rear caliper, did you slacken off the bleed nipple or just force brake fluid back up into the master cylinder?

    There is a risk of flipping the rubber seals in the master cylinder if you did the latter.

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    Brake pedal will travel down on these diesels, its known as diesel creep. Having new pads fitted will cause the pedal to feel spongy until the pads bed in probably, had loads of folks on here reporting the same problem. After driving for a couple of hundred miles pedal comes up and feels normal again.

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    mine still have travel on the pedal, as i think there might be a bit of air in the system somewhere

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    exsesive pedal travel on a vec c is normal ...new pads make the symptom seem worse ..if they press the pedal slowly the pedal will go all the way to the floor ..if pressed quick the pedal will be very hard ....im shure there are notes on the mot system about this symptom on the vec c ....

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    Pedal drops normally, do not think your garage knows what they are doing apart from getting more money from you. As for the hand brake travel, how many notches does it come up and I will compare it to mine?
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    Pedal drops normally, do not think your garage knows what they are doing apart from getting more money from you.

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    I noticed the same on mine, i did the big brake upgrade and spent days trying to bleen air out of the system which there wasnt! and 3L of brake fluid, it took a trip to the stealers and for them to say its normal! aarrggh...
    I have Vec-C SRI diesel estate. brakes work fine but when you stop ,the pedal slowly goes to the floor!.. VX say this is standard on vec, sig's and vivaro vans.. tried a few at they offered.. it did! as they said so its nothing i found to worry about, albeit i did for two weeks, they have got better as the new pads and discs settle down, but it did worry me at first.

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    hi i finally got new pads, and a handbrake cable, and a brake fluid change, personally i dont think i needed them but its passed its mot so happy with that now, brake is still the same , does go all the way to the floor, also a new handbrake cable and the handbrake stayes the same as before , looks like its just one of those things i was unsure about but seems a few of us have the same problem on the diesels.

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