OH the brakes!
Cadillac
 

Cadillac Forums | Help Us Help You | Advertise | Cadillac Parts | Cadillac News | Cadillac Classifieds / (Old System)

Cadillac Technical Archive | Cadillac Dealers | Cadillac Reviews | Cadillac Dealer Reviews | Cadillac Vendors

CadillacForums.com is the premier Cadillac Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 7 of 7
Cadillac Allante Forum Discussion, OH the brakes! in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; I bought a second Allante back in February and have been working on it as time permits. The Car only ...
  1. #1
    smumfor's Avatar
    smumfor is offline Cadillac Owners Member
    Automobile(s): 89 Allante / 90 Allante
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    Jacksonville, FL
    Posts
    21

    OH the brakes!

    I bought a second Allante back in February and have been working on it as time permits.
    The Car only has 38,000 original miles and the body and Interior are in great shape. It has all the common problems with the Brakes and the Bose Amps etc.
    Well one of the front Calipers was sticking ..and Leaking so I replaced both fronts. I also Discovered that the Right rear is leaking so This coming weekend I will replace the rear Calipers. Problem is the front calipers seem to be sticking and the brakes are getting very hot ???? Last night when I got home they were going ..PING PING , Click Click and I could hardly touch the wheel it was so hot... Middle of the night.. I am awake thinking about it and.... Traction Control!
    The 90's had traction control that would keep pressure on the front brakes to keep me from a skid...
    So This morning I disconnected it and We will see what happens.





    Scott

  2. Remove Advertisements
    CadillacForums.com
    Advertisements
     

  3. #2
    carnut is online now Cadillac Owners Master
    Automobile(s): 1988 Allante' (sold), 1984 Eldorado, 84 Sedan DeVille
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    california
    Age
    67
    Posts
    6,123

    Re: OH the brakes!

    You have a restricted brake hose. One or both front hoses at the caliper wont let the fluid return to the master cylinder. Traction control keeps you from spinning a tire on rapid acceleration. ABS keeps you from skidding on maximum brake application. A car with this low mileage never got the 2 year brake fluid flush. Common issue with garage queens!

  4. #3
    smumfor's Avatar
    smumfor is offline Cadillac Owners Member
    Automobile(s): 89 Allante / 90 Allante
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    Jacksonville, FL
    Posts
    21
    Thread Starter

    Re: OH the brakes!

    You are right... I forgot about that.... I just went over and ordered 2 new front lines and I can pick them up at 2:30 today.

    Thanks!
    Scott

  5. #4
    desant78 is offline Cadillac Owners Member
    Automobile(s): 87 Cadillac Alante
    Join Date
    Jan 2015
    Posts
    1

    Re: OH the brakes!

    Updating this thread. I just experienced the same thing. New calipers, rotors, and pads on all four corners, and bleed the car. driver side caliper seemed to keep sticking, and it ended up being the flex rubber brake line connected to the caliper. Thanks for pointing us in the right direction!

  6. #5
    smumfor's Avatar
    smumfor is offline Cadillac Owners Member
    Automobile(s): 89 Allante / 90 Allante
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    Jacksonville, FL
    Posts
    21
    Thread Starter

    Re: OH the brakes!

    Quote Originally Posted by desant78 View Post
    Updating this thread. I just experienced the same thing. New calipers, rotors, and pads on all four corners, and bleed the car. driver side caliper seemed to keep sticking, and it ended up being the flex rubber brake line connected to the caliper. Thanks for pointing us in the right direction!
    Is the ABS on your DIC giving you an "OK" or did you have to replace the ACCUMULATOR ?
    They wear out just sitting for a long time..
    Also did you run the Codes ?

  7. #6
    carnut is online now Cadillac Owners Master
    Automobile(s): 1988 Allante' (sold), 1984 Eldorado, 84 Sedan DeVille
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    california
    Age
    67
    Posts
    6,123

    Re: OH the brakes!

    The accumulator stores nitrogen to provide extreme pressure to the anti lock system. Unless it leaks, it will last a long time.

  8. #7
    smumfor's Avatar
    smumfor is offline Cadillac Owners Member
    Automobile(s): 89 Allante / 90 Allante
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    Jacksonville, FL
    Posts
    21
    Thread Starter

    Re: OH the brakes!

    My first Allante was 9 years old when I got it and first thing I had to do was replace the accumulator.
    My 90 had sat for over 15 years .. had 38,000 miles on her and it also had to be replaced when I got it last February.

Quick Reply Quick Reply

Register Now

Please enter the name by which you would like to log-in and be known on this site.
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.

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

Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Bookmarks

Cadillac Posting Rules

  • You may post new threads
  • You may post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Read about Lincoln | Buick | Kia Forte Forum
Need products for your Cadillac? Check out your options at the links below:

custom floor mats | Cadillac Chrome and Black Chrome Wheels | window tinting