201339 - Call 07

Chapel Hill
North Carolina
Sally’s husband gave her this car as a 40th birthday present. Since May, her brakes have failed three times while driving--the pedal goes all the way to the floor, but the car won’t stop. She’s pumped the pedal, downshifted and used the automatic brake to stop. She’s had the master cylinder replaced twice, and the fluid checked, and her mechanic is stumped. Tom and Ray think there is a restriction in the brake line, which is causing fluid to boil, and the brakes to lock up.