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To: Ole Truckers <oletrucks@autox.team.net>
Subject: [oletrucks] brake problem
From: tim <lloydt@Colorado.EDU>
Date: Wed, 3 Nov 1999 21:25:49 -0700 (MST)

Recently, I've been noticing a somewhat disturbing behavior of my brake
pedal.  When I'm holding down the brake, at a stop light or whatnot, the
pedal slowly lowers to the floor under my foot.  This is not good.  Also
not good is that over the past few days, it's been doing that more often,
and also while braking during normal driving.

Now, I've had my brakes checked out during a tune-up inspection, and
nothing odd was found (this was before the more recent increase in this
problem).  The only other problem I've had with my brake system before
this was that my brake pedal tends not to return completely when I release
it, and stays down about 1/4".

- From what I've described, can anyone suggest what might be the problem,
and if so, what would be involved in fixing it myself, or how much I could
expect to fork over at a local garage?

Thanks in advance,

Tim Lloyd, omaha@tmbg.org
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