Understanding No or Slow Rod Reaction

Before considering a shock or strut defective, be sure to check if the part is a low – or non-gas charged unit. Rod reaction can vary between two units of the same design. 

Once these units are broken in, however, they will provide the same performance.

No Pedal Condition with New Master Cylinder Installation

 A “no brake pedal” condition can be encountered after a new master cylinder is installed, leading you to believe that the master cylinder is defective.

Look for these telltale signs and avoid repairing the wrong parts.