soldave Posted December 18, 2014 Report Share Posted December 18, 2014 Now first of all, I know I've got an Eclat but I believe they share the same brake servos as the Esprit (or at least use the same rebuild kit according to http://www.mevspares.co.uk/BRAKE-SERVO-KIT-Lotus-Eclat-Elite-Esprit-and-Excel.html). When I'm driving slowly or stood and I put my foot on the brakes, I hear a "ch-ch-ch" noise in time with the engine ticking over. It doesn't seem happen when I'm at speed and from what I've read online it suggests the brake servo. I've checked the hose going from brake servo to engine and that's in perfect condition. Braking seems ok for a 35 year old car although I'm not sure it feels like it's servo assisted (need to check that though with the pedal down and engine off compared to on). Have put my foot in the driver's footwell and the sound is definitely coming from the servo. Listened from outside but even with my head stuck in the engine bay can't hear a thing. I've seen these rebuild kits as above and a few people have mentioned that there's a seal between the pushrod and the servo itself which could be gone. Does this problem sound familiar with you, and if so do you think a rebuild kit like this could possibly fix it? Thanks for any thoughts anyone can offer on this one. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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