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1996 F355 Spider Brakes Problem

Discussion in 'Technical Q&A' started by nad, Feb 18, 2004.

  1. nad

    nad Rookie

    Feb 18, 2004
    3
    My brakes on my F355 Spider have gone very soft an are not working. What could this be, Brake fluid?? If so how do i check?
     
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  3. henryk

    henryk Formula Junior

    Dec 9, 2003
    479
    Door County, WI
    One of your calipers probably developed a leak. Check for leaks at the calipers (all 4), and then at the master cylinder. As the fluid leaks out, air is drawn back in........resulting in a soft, then no brake!
     
  4. nad

    nad Rookie

    Feb 18, 2004
    3
    Can this be fixed by myself????
     
  5. henryk

    henryk Formula Junior

    Dec 9, 2003
    479
    Door County, WI
    Anything on a Ferrari can be fixed by oneself..........I do it all the time on mine. It depends on your mechanical abilities, and tools that you have.

    First, find out what the problem is. Calipers, and master cylinders, have re-build kits that one can buy. If the caliper is corroded, then it would have to be sent out and re-built by a specialty shop.

    I had one of my TR calipers re-built for about $320.
     
  6. nad

    nad Rookie

    Feb 18, 2004
    3
    Thanks for that, I will look at the weekend.
     
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  8. henryk

    henryk Formula Junior

    Dec 9, 2003
    479
    Door County, WI
    Good luck!
     
  9. Diablo

    Diablo Formula Junior

    Please check to see if you have a leak at the slave cylinder.
    It works off of the brake fliud and will leak.

    If it is leaking it will be noticable at the grill under the clutch housing.

    Good Luck!!
     

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