Brakes...HELP!

brakes
saab
9-5
fluids

#1

I have a 2001 Saab 9-5 less than 80K miles no real issues to date. Recently, we I start the car put into gear to pull way or back out of a parking spot, for instance, when I push the brakes the are soooo hard to push and have VERY little stopping power…I push harder to get desired result at slow speed. If i am at speed which has happened twice, i need to pump them hard…then the peadl finally goes as it should and the brakes apply properly! I also notice, around the same time, when i start the car…leave it in park…push the brake all the way in, I can hear a bubbling type of sound. I release brake pedal and it stops…push again and it’s back. I’m assuming these are related??? Do i just need brake fluid? Do I need to have my brakes bled? Any help would be appreciated!!!

All the best,

Ben


#2

If that is original fluid it is time to change it (bleed them at that time). You may have other issues, like a leaking vacuum hose etc.

Don’t mess around with brakes if you don’t have the tools and skills to do it right. One error can be your last error.


#3

Normally vacuum brake boosters are very reliable, but this does really sound like a booster problem. If your car is a turbo model, then the booster may be a pump driven type which may not have the same record for reliability.

You need to get this looked into immediately, this can be very dangerous.