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Location: Birmingham, AL
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Brake pedal hard as a Rock!
I got in the car and the brake pedal won't move, and the brakes won't work. I let the car warm up and shut it off and same thing happened. I left it all day and it got above freezing (40 degrees), came home started the car and the pedal was firm then got softer and seemed sluggishly normal, I moved the car and it felt better, so I moved some more and drove. The brakes worked fine and then the problem came back after a little pumping. I had water get in the booster/master cylinder area after I had the fluid flushed. I tracked the car in Nov with fresh fluid with no problems. I got the water in before that. I drove the car last Sat night and everything was fine, didn't drive until Tuesday with three days below freezing, and now have this problem.
#1 Could moisture be in the booster and caused it to freeze?
My first thought is to get the system flushed Monday and go from there, any suggestions?
#2 Could moisture in the brake lines freeze and not allow fluid to move producing a hard pedal?