Brake systems on vehicles are typically driven by either pneumatic or hydraulic systems that multiply the force applied by an operator to slow a vehicles rate of speed through the use of friction.

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Brakes to the floor HELP!

Please help, earlier this morning while driving from work, an young man was driving crazy on the freeway. He spin out of control hit 2 cars, then hit the semi-truck in front of me. Mind you we are all ...
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Occasional ABS fault

'04 Cavalier, 120K mi. We've had it for 6 years, driven every winter. Now, this winter, we occasionally get an ABS fault. This probably always occurs under slipping conditions. When it happens, ...
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How to apply brakes so there is minimal wear and tear?

I am looking to conserve energy and increase brake pad life in the following scenario - Say I need to stop 500 meters from where I am at. Assume I am a very aware and an expert driver and that there ...
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Brake lights don't illuminate until pedal is pressed by about 5-10mm

2003 Opel Agila My brake lights do not light up until I have pushed the pedal down by about 1cm. If I rest my foot on the brake pedal, with the brakes applied a little bit then the brake lights do ...
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Strange brake noise

https://goo.gl/photos/8J9acXhHpqFL3nau5 My car just started making this noise when I apply the brakes. It persists for a few seconds after but only if the car is moving. Any ideas what is wrong? ...
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Revving and rattling sometimes when braking

My Tacoma has been making a strange revving and rattling sound when the truck is in motion and the brake or the clutch is pressed and the gas pedal is released. I couldn't reproduce the effect when ...
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Do I Need to Replace Complete Rear Brake Components

I inherited Mom's 1999 car with 47K on it, it was garaged for several years. I've noticed the brakes squeal intermittently dependent on how hard the brake pedal is applied. So I had a brake inspection ...
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Why does my motorcycle's brake get loose easily?

I drive a 100cc motorcycle which has drum brakes on both the wheels. I have faced this problem with the rear wheel's brake for the past two years and I adjusted it many times. About an year back, I ...
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Any possibility of engine stall if engine brake is active during gear shift?

My understanding: Engine brake uses engine friction to damp the vehicle momentum. If one wishes to apply engine brake to assist manual gearshift,(activate engine brake, rpm dies, shift to lower gear),...
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Cause of double trailer dump truck brake lockup

Earlier today I was driving behind a double-trailer dump truck configured something like this: As we approached a red light, the driver obviously applied the brakes, and for the last 50 or so feet ...
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Stopping distance of a car

I want to calculate the stopping distance of a car from an OBD2 device. Say, I am driving at 30 kmph and apply my brakes hard. My car will skid and stop at a distance "x" meters from that point. This "...
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Why do you have to replace brake pads on both rear wheels at same time?

I have a 2002 GMC Yukon 1500XL. The right rear brake caliper went bad because of a torn rubber boot, which caused the brake pads on that wheel to wear out really quickly. I replaced the caliper, rotor ...
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Ticking sound when stepping on Brake [closed]

I have this ticking sound somes when I press on the brake while is not moving and on Parking but the Engine is on.I changed the rear rotors, pads , and the right rear right caliper, but the sound is ...
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'04 Daewoo Nubira brakes keep sticking on after disc and pad replacement

On my '04 Daewoo Nubira I have been and had new discs and pads all round and now the brakes keep sticking on, I have been advised I now need new calipers all round, how can I tell if its them or that ...
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2006 Mazda 3 low brake pedal

I have an problem with the brakes after the ABS has been activated on snowy roads the brake pedal drops about 75% and stays there for quite a while. Eventually it comes back up to a regular pedal ...
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What are the pro's and con's of compression braking vs. exhaust braking?

My truck supports 2 types of engine brakes: Compression release brake Exhaust brake Both can be selectively deactivated using switches. What are the pro's and con's of each type of engine braking ...
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What actually happens when there is no brake fluid in the brake fluid reservoir?

I was curious, given that fact that a lack of engine oil can completely destroy your engine, can a lack of brake fluid completely destroy your brakes? I can imagine how that could be even worst than a ...
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Standard vs Carbon Ceramic Brake Discs - What do you pay for?

I was watching a car review on YouTube recently. I know that carbon ceramic brakes are often a huge optional extra on cars and they're normally physically huge as well (from what I can tell). What is ...
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Squealing brakes on 14 ' Audi S4 (B8.5)

I have a 2014 Audi s4 (B8.5) that has around 35,000 km and the brakes are already squealing when I slow down by braking gradually. The sound is intense, and very annoying. It comes and goes but for ...
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Brake squeaks on 2013 Cruze

I was told that the brakes on the 2013 Chevy Cruze would squeak if the rotors had condensation etc. They had already resurfaced front rotors, adjusted and cleaned the rear pads and told me basically ...
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Emergency Brakes feel like they are set but are not

When driving my 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix Wide track, it feels as if the emergency brake is on even though it isn't. What is causing this?
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Brake flush vs. Replacing the brake fluid

Is a brake flush the exact same thing as replacing the brake fluid? Or is there a difference?
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Screeching sound at slow drive and breaking

I have 2 questions actually. But I feel there might be connection so I decided to combine this 2 queries. First: During slow start drive I hear this low screeching sound like something is loose. I'm ...
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What is regenerative braking and why don't we use it?

I know that many electric cars use regenerative braking to enable the car to become more efficient by converting what would otherwise be lost heat energy in to a more useful, reusable form of energy. ...
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How to build a palm coupling to compressed air coupling adapter?

Trucks use yellow and red coded ISO 1728 "palm couplings" for connecting the air supply and braking compressed air lines from the towing vehicle to a trailer. I want to build an adapter from the ...
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Awful sound when coming to a stop even after brake pads and discs replaced

I have a Vauxhall zafira which I bought a year ago. I was told upon buying the vehicle that its pads and discs would need replacing soon so I changed them straight away (with genuine Vauxhall ones, ...
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Should I avoid hard braking when I've changed my discs and pads?

I had my brake pads and discs changed a few days ago. Should I make any changes to my driving style to "run them in" or anything, like not braking hard, or avoiding prolonged breaking?
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1996 Ford E350 Club Wagon - Brake pedal will not return

I have a 96' Ford E350 Club Wagon. When I press the brake pedal the brakes work great however the pedal does not return fully. I have bleed the brakes, exchanged all the old fluid, checked the few ...
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I just replaced my CV Axle and the now the brakes are making scary noises

I have a 2011 Toyota Corolla and my CV joints were starting to make popping noises. I replaced both driver and passenger axles. The car drives fine, but after about 20MPH the brakes make weird ...
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Replace the brake servo at 51k?

Vehicle: Infiniti G37 coupe 2008 Diagnosis: Some times I hear whistling coming from left part and brakes gets hard Is it normal to change the brake servo at 51,500 miles? What is the possibility ...
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Wheel removal solutions

I live in a climate that necessitates changing the wheels to ones with studded winter tires and back again to ones with summer times twice a year. After several years of owning the car, I noticed ...
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Brakes knock and make springing sounds shortly after starting to drive

I have a 2008 Yaris T3. It's been serviced regularly, and at the last service the brakes (front and hand brake discs) were checked, and skimmed. That was about 4 months ago. About two weeks ago, ...
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Brake pedal has “dead zone” in the middle of travel

I have been working on a 1999 Buick Century Custom that had rusted brake lines. I get strange pedal feel that I will attempt to describe: From 0% to about 15% depression, there is resistance and ...
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2014 dodge avenger - Brake Squealing and Grinding Sounds, Front and Rear

Have a 2014 Dodge Avenger purchased in August 2015. I am leasing this car. First problem is my brakes. Just got them placed on 2 weeks ago. The next day they were grinding and squeaking very loud. ...
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Rotor Replaced and MY Car is only 3 years old

I went to pep boys because i heard squealing and my pads were worn down. he also told me that i needed to replace my rotors so not knowing anything i did but i asked them tog ive them to me so i could ...
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Honda Unicorn skids every time I use the rear brakes only

Honda Unicorn 160cc motorcycle skids every time I quickly hit the rear brakes. Even at slow speeds such as 10kph (about 6mph) Is there a problem with my riding style or could it be the bike? I have ...
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What is happens to the brakes when an automatic drives below the speed for 1st gear with no added gas?

In a manual transmission car, when a driver wants to go below the speed the car travels at in first gear with no added gas using the gas pedal, my first driving instructor told me you ease off the ...
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How can you tell when rusted metal brake lines should be changed?

My 2000 Nissan Altima has some rust on the metal brake lines. Is there a way to tell when they should be replaced?
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1995 Ford Thunderbird

When I step on the brake pedal I hear a hissing sound and the pedal goes all the way to the floor and the brakes barely stop the car. This doesn't happen every time but most of the time. Any ideas of ...
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brakes have been bled still go to floor

I have already bled brakes and changed the master cylinder. What would be the next step to try to fix the brakes. The brakes still go to the floor.
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Changed front brake pads on 06 GMC Z71, then the master cylinder and brake booster failed [closed]

I put new brake pads on the front of my 06 GMC Z71. After finishing, I noticed I didn't have any brakes. The peddle was spongy so I bled the brakes. And bled the brakes, and bled the brakes. I could ...
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Why does my brake pedal go to the floor when i start the truck up?

My Ford F250 4x4 brake pedal goes to the floor when you start the truck and stay's to the floor until you shut the engine off then it returns? The brake booster, master cyl, rotors, pads, brake lines, ...
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How do you remove a stubbornly stuck rear hub on a 1993 Honda fourtrax 300?

I have a Honda Fourtrax and I have tried numerous things to get this stubborn hub off the rear axle it just won't budge I am open to any idea short of a stick of dynamite.
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After brake bleed, pedal goes to floor

2005 Toyota sequoia. Brake pedal was fine most of the time but occasionally it would sink to the floor while stopping and it would be hard to stop. I bled my brakes and now the pedal goes to the floor ...
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Car doesn't like ceramic brake pads

I used to have a 96 Nissan Sentra with 1.6l. I had the car for a very long time and did at least 3 brake jobs on it. Every time i would change the pads and rotors I would try using ceramic brake pads. ...
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Hand brake up and you drive new car [duplicate]

I drive my new car for 5km ar 60km/h with hsnd brack up and i feel little smell when stop on near to rear wheel. Now i will remove foot from brack when start driving there is a noise. Need sugestion ...
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Should I apply anti-seize to the back of brake rotors?

In regards to changing brake rotors: As I see in many youtube videos, it could be a bit of a challenge to remove old brake rotors. They can stuck. Is it a good idea to add some anti-seize compound ...
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Why do high-end electric cars have mechanical brakes?

(This isn't a "maintenance & repair" question, I hope you'll forgive me.) When powerful electric cars (such as, but not only, the Tesla) can accelerate from zero to ludicrous in half a jiffy, and ...
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Brake squeal when driving up a slope or turning right

There are many other brake squeal questions but the symptoms in the case of my car are different. After driving for about 5 miles, I hear loud squealing noises from the wheel wells when I turn right ...
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2006 Chevy 2500hd 6.0 gas. Brakes need help!

Ok so I am really lost on this decided to rebuild my front total rebuild and new wheel bearings and hubs and level my truck and get bigger tires well after all of that my brakes would go to the floor ...