[T3] Brakes & Front End

Dave Hall dave at hallvw.clara.co.uk
Thu Sep 28 22:55:29 PDT 2017

Check wheel bolts are correctly tightened.
UK VW Type 3 and 4 Club

-----Original Message-----
From: "Jim Adney" <jadney at vwtype3.org>
Sent: ‎29/‎09/‎2017 02:42
To: "type3 at vwtype3.org" <type3 at vwtype3.org>
Subject: Re: [T3] Brakes & Front End

On 28 Sep 2017 at 22:27, J. Jonik wrote:

> Re/ '71 Sqbk.
> Master brake cylinder is apparently bad, though it still stops the car.  But lately, when braking, there's some bumping sounds at each tire revolution as car slows down, and those bumps can be felt in pedal and steering wheel.
> Brake pads are all ok, and rotors seem normal.   One tie-rod end, driver side, has slight wiggle.  Ball joints seem all solid.
> Diagnosis?   Will replace master cylinder when opportunity arises, but where to look for cause of those bumps?    

Doesn't really sound like a master cylinder problem. How about the tires?

Jack up the front end and watch each tire tread from the front as you spin it.

Jim Adney, jadney at vwtype3.org
Madison, Wisconsin, USA

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