Chevrolet Lanos (since 2004 release)
1. Car device
2. Recommendations about operation
3. Malfunctions in way
3.1. The engine is not started
3.2. Malfunctions of system of injection of fuel
3.3. Idling was gone
3.4. Interruptions in operation of the engine
3.5. Diagnostics of a condition of the engine on appearance of spark plugs
3.6. The car moves breakthroughs
3.7. The car badly accelerates
3.8. The engine decayed during the movement
3.9. Oil pressure fell
3.10. Engine overheat
3.11. The rechargeable battery is not recharged
3.12. Launch of the engine from external sources of current
3.13. Malfunctions of electric equipment
3.14. There were foreign knocks
3.15. Problems with brakes
3.15.1. Pumping of the brake system
3.15.2. Check of the brake system
3.16. Wheel puncture
4. Maintenance
5. Engine
6. Transmission
7. Running gear
8. Steering
9. Brake system
10. Electric equipment
11. Body
12. Wheels and tires
13. Purchase of spare parts
14. A trip on HUNDRED
15. Winter operation of the car
16. Preparation for checkup
17. Advice to the beginning mechanic
18. Appendices
19. Schemes of electric equipment


3.15. Problems with brakes

The brake system of your car is supplied by the vacuum amplifier and is quite effective. Decrease in efficiency of braking, a car drift when braking have to become a signal for urgent check of brakes.

Regularly check the level of brake fluid in a tank of the main brake cylinder. Level of brake fluid has to be about a tag of "MAX" on the tank case.

Falling of level of liquid demonstrates or leak of brake fluid from system, or about excessive wear of brake shoes. If in a combination of devices the lamp signaling about the low level of brake fluid lit up, you do not hurry to add it at once, at first check thickness of overlays of brake shoes: can be, time to replace blocks came?
Producers of the car recommend through 30 000 km of a run or 3 years (depending on what will come earlier) to change all brake fluid in system.
Some drivers scorn this opinion as liquid in a tank seems to them quite pure, and it is absolutely vain. The matter is that brake fluid is very hygroscopic: it absorbs moisture from air which not only destroys over time the surfaces of brake cylinders, pipelines and, as a result, leads to premature failure of knots of the brake system, but also significantly reduces temperature of boiling of brake fluid. Normal temperature of boiling of brake fluids of the class DOT-4-210-260 of °C. At frequent intensive braking disk brakes very strongly heat up, and at high content of water brake fluid can boil that, as a rule, leads to refusal of brakes.

Not to subject itself in the future to contingencies for repair not only the brake system, but also all car, it is better to replace in due time liquid in the brake system.
We recommend to replace brake fluid in 2 years.

At emergence of problems with brakes pump over the brake system (see. "Pumping of the brake system"). If it did not yield desirable result, it is necessary to check carefully all brake system as it is described below (see. "Check of the brake system").

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3.14.6. The possible reasons of vibrations and blows on a steering wheel and ways of their elimination
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3.15.1. Pumping of the brake system