GU Patrol Brakes

Submitted: Friday, Apr 21, 2006 at 22:54
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Hi All,

Asking this for my old man who is in Katherine ATM

He has a late 03 Patrol wagon 3lt Diesel Auto and ever since he has had it the brakes loose some of their pedal pressure after about 5000kms from the last service.

The dealer says it is some valve issue that they use and is also in the latest commadores, nissan Maximas etc

When the service gets done the pedal is nice and firm but after the usual 5000km or so it becomes softer, it never gets any worse just looses the initial firm feel it had, the dealer has inspected the system each service and says there are no leaks or other issues.

The car now has approx 70K on the clock and has always had this occur, has anyone had this or heard of this before, warranty is due by the end of the year and he wants to make sure they suddenly dont find the cause after then.

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Reply By: rickwagupatrol - Friday, Apr 21, 2006 at 23:44

Friday, Apr 21, 2006 at 23:44
simply take it to another mechanic, someone independant, just after a service, then again when the brakes start to loose the "firm feel". get a written report on the brake system, then tell nissan to fix it if there is anything wrong. if there is something actually wrong with the brake system that the mechanic finds, hit nissan up for his bill as well.

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Reply By: 120scruiser (NSW) - Sunday, Apr 23, 2006 at 20:18

Sunday, Apr 23, 2006 at 20:18
Get the front wheel bearings checked.
We get nearly brand new Patrols with very loose wheel bearings come through my workshop. When we pull them down there is hardly any grease in them as well. If the bearings are loose they can force the pistons back into the calipers and cause further travel of the brake pedal.
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