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Hi, we have a '54 CMax 2.0 diesel. Had the car for just over over 10 months.
Replaced both battery and alternator about 7 months ago.
My wife usually drives the car and over the last week, after first starting the car and reversing out of the drive she has said thebrakes felt as though she has just driven through deep water. 100yds along the road and they then felt fine. This has happened twice. She doesn't remember any warning messages/lights being visible.
I started the car at the weekend and the ABS light and handbrake light stayed on and the power steering warning message appeared. Stopped and started the car and all appeared fine.
Is the servo for the brakes provided electrically?
Took the car to a local garage but they said it would be difficult to trace if the fault was not present at the time.
Concerned that the brakes (or brake servo) may fail at 70 on the motorway or 30 at a junction!


Anyone any ideas?

Many Thanks.
 

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Hi, the brake servo is vacuum operated, supplied by a vac pump on the engine.
Have you had brake fluid replaced? Might be worth doing!
More often than not, when a brake servo plays up you have a very hard pedal with very poor brakes.
Does it have an electric handbrake or a conventional type?
 

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Sorry, should have read down the forum further!

"Topic: brake failure!
Posted: 04 October 2009 at 9:45am"

Seems to be the same problem as I am having.
Guess a visit to Ford is on the way.
 

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I'd suggest starting with checking the alternator. It seems to be the root cause of many electrical though seemingley unrelated problems
 
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