Rear brakes not working - Land Rover Forums : Land Rover and Range Rover Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-22-2015, 07:50 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 22
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Rear brakes not working

So my rear brakes are not working.. 99 d24.0... I'm at a loss.. Any ideas why this is happening?
bidman is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-22-2015, 12:23 PM
Senior Member
 
helievacpilot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Denver CO
Posts: 1,166
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 35 Post(s)
And you know this how?
helievacpilot is offline  
post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-22-2015, 06:10 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 22
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Zero wear on rear rotors.. Rusting actually.. And i can feel the front brakes doing all the work.. Rears are cool to touch after driving when front are hot..
bidman is offline  
 
post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-23-2015, 05:48 AM
'03 Disco SE
 
Bosnian Discovery's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Clearwater, FL, USA
Posts: 573
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 12 Post(s)
On a typical road car something like 60-80% of the braking force comes from the front brakes. So the fact that you say "I can feel the front brakes doing all the work" isn't necessarily an indication of a problem.

This bias prevents you from locking up the rear axle under braking as most of the weight shifts to the front. Therefore the rear brakes will wear a lot slower than the fronts and the rust may take a lot longer to rub off

That said, you may still have a problem if the rust doesn't go away completely.

1. Seized rear calipers.

It's not uncommon. Pull the rear calipers off and see if you can move the pins freely. If they're stuck you'll need to disassemble them, clean them up, and use quality brake (moly) lube.

2. Seized rear pistons.

Less common, but still plausible if the rust is bad enough.

3. Bad master cylinder.

Our MCs have 2 internal seals that create 2 internal chambers - one that creates the pressure for the front and one for the rear brakes. If there is an internal leak causing the pressure to bleed off it could lead to weak rear brakes.

4. Pinched brake lines.

Less likely, but worth checking.

Basically you need to inspect the rear brakes to make sure everything moves freely. Repair/replace/lubricate anything you don't like the look of - it's not rocket science.
Bosnian Discovery is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Land Rover Forums : Land Rover and Range Rover Forum > Land Rover Model Forums > Discovery Series II

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Land Rover Forums : Land Rover and Range Rover Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
brakes stop working randomly 67d100 Discovery Series II 3 12-07-2014 05:32 PM
Rear Brakes on '04 Disco redhawk Discovery Series II 2 06-20-2008 03:32 PM
No Rear Brakes skippermccoy Range Rover Classic 4 12-07-2007 01:21 PM
1997 Rear Brakes peaceoflight Discovery Series I 6 06-19-2007 08:41 AM
Groaning rear brakes Phat_pengiun Freelander / LR2 0 04-25-2007 12:33 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome