Sounds like you have no brake fluid. Fluid on the ground under the car?
Thank you for the reply. I will check once I get home. Is there any specific brake fluid recommended for this specific Passat model?Sounds like you have no brake fluid. Fluid on the ground under the car?
Yes that’s what I am going to do when I get home. Can you recommend a specific brake fluid for my 2003 Passat GLX?If that is indeed the case, you better check your fluid level before you jump in the car and bail down the road.
Were there any signs of pending failure on the right hose?Quick update: it got towed to the mechanic. Left brake hose exploded and right one was close to doing the same. They said it’s going to be a $440 dollar fix all included.
Now you have me wondering if I should change the hoses on the car that my kids drive...This is a good warning to the rest of us. Replacing brake hoses pre-emptively at somewhere between 15-20 years is a wise move. Throw in a reservoir if you haven’t already.
Yes, them’s the ones. The biggest time consumer is usually brake bleeding.Would it just be the 4 rubber hoses by the brake calipers and that's it?
And getting those convoluted little brake lines on and off if they're too corroded. If they're buggered, here ya go...Yes, them’s the ones. The biggest time consumer is usually brake bleeding.