1974 Citroen DS Safari 23 brake delay

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1974 Citroen DS Safari 23 brake delay

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Hi, I have a 1974 Citroen DS23 Safari and the brakes have a delay from when the button is pushed to when the brakes apply. What do I need to do to rectify this?
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Re: 1974 Citroen DS Safari 23 brake delay

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I would bleed the brakes, just in case any air has got into the system. How is the suspension?

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Re: 1974 Citroen DS Safari 23 brake delay

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Suspension is fine, just the delay on brakes, can be quite scary.

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Re: 1974 Citroen DS Safari 23 brake delay

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Is the level not checked with the suspension at the highest position?

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Re: 1974 Citroen DS Safari 23 brake delay

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Yes you are correct Mike, the Hydraulic fluid level should be checked with the suspension on high on a DS!

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Re: 1974 Citroen DS Safari 23 brake delay

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Please accept my apologies on that, I was confusing it with my C5. You are BOTH correct, and I am not!

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Re: 1974 Citroen DS Safari 23 brake delay

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In fact I've deleted that whole post James as on the DS I believe the Braking circuit is also linked with the suspension and Steering. This was at the time before the systems were separated.

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Re: 1974 Citroen DS Safari 23 brake delay

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tony trans am wrote:
17 Jan 2021, 20:28
Suspension is fine, just the delay on brakes, can be quite scary.
You may already have this, but there's info on bleeding the circuit here:

http://www.citroen-ds-id.com/hc/files/H ... 0Guide.pdf