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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What could be causing my front right brakes to get tight and decrease in speed very rapidly on a Ford Focus 2006 zx4?

Well I've been having this problem for a long while now causing me not only frustration but not to be trusted at work for getting there late and other personal problems. I'm trying to sell the car ...
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Motorcycle front disc brake scraping sound

Had my tyres changed on my CBF 125, last week. Since then, I've had issues with braking. I took the bike back to them and taking the wheel off (to change the tyre as it was already going flat) and ...
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Is it possible to lock wheels when ABS is working?

I have a Nissan Primera P12, which is equipped with anti-lock brakes (ABS). When I normally brake, wheels don't lock and car comes to a stop as expected with any ABS system. Although if I'm ...
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Engine Braking Force

I've got a few questions regarding the force of a typical engine brake: 1.Which parts of my car influence its numerical value? 2.Is there a formula, which enables me to predict the numerical value, ...
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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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2012 FJ Cruiser shudder

My 2012 FJ Cruiser has just over 20k miles on it. It behaves oddly when going from stopped to moving, especially when stopped on a decline. The vehicle, when going from stopped to moving, will ...
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Front brake caliper mounting bracket out of alignment with rotor

When the brake caliper mounting bracket bolts are tightened to the hub (on the passenger side only!), the new rotor binds against the bottom of the bracket on the outside (away from the center of the ...
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Honda Accord bubbling / gurgling sound when braking first few times

I have a 2009 Honda Accord. All 4 brakes were recently serviced so I don't think this is related to pads or rotors needing attention. When I first start driving, when I hit the brakes, there is a ...
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Under what conditions “BRAKE” light in dashboard can be related to malfunctioning ABS?

On my Chevrolet Aveo 2007 I have had ABS light intermittently turning on and off for around a year. Besides the ABS light in dashboard, braking seemed to work normally until 2 weeks ago when ABS ...
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Brake pedal is pulsing when I apply brakes? Is it caused by ABS?

I have had issues with ABS light for around a year where the light occasionally comes on and off. However, the brake pedal has been misbehaving only in the last two weeks and I am getting really ...
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I forgot to release the hand brake while I'm driving at around 4 to 5 km. what will happen to my rear brakes?

I forgot to release the hand brake while I'm driving at around 4 to 5km. What will happen to my rear brakes?
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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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I drove with my Parking Brake on for 30 mins: should I be worried?

Yesterday, I was driving my car for about 30 minutes on the highway at speeds of up to 60 mph. I felt my brakes weren't really working and looked down to notice my emergency brake had been on the ...
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Slow speed crunch/pop sound?

Having this issue that started recently. Hearing and feeling in the steering wheel and pedals crunch/pop sound when rolling slowly. On/off brakes doesn't seem to matter. In gear/off gear doesn't ...
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Noise disappears when depressing the brake pedal but appears otherwise

My car has a weird noise that disappears as soon as you press the brake pedal. When you lift it the noise reappears strongly and then fades slowly. I have a link to a video video showing this noise. ...
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Clicking type sound when braking at low speeds

Most of the time when I brake at low speeds I hear a clicking type sound, that is fairly faint. I do NOT hear squeaking, grinding or any high pitched noises that might indicate my brake pads are ...
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Brake pedal goes all the way to floor, after ABS was activated

Hopefully someone can point me in the correct direction, or at least give me an idea about this before taking it to the shop. The other night I was driving around, streets were pretty snowy around ...
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Clicking brakes after wheel bearing replacement

I have a 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt SS. I just did a wheel bearing/ hub replacement on the front passenger wheel because the old one was shot but now I have a new problem. There is a clicking sound ...
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Is this the correct brake union for my cylinder?

I'm replacing the rear brake cylinder on my 2004 Hyundai Getz 1.3. Although the cylinder comes with the bleeder nut, it doesn't come with the union nut that is used to connect the brake hose to the ...
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Why would my electrical systems cut out when I brake?

So I told this little story to the dealership service department, and they were baffled. Never heard of anything like it in ten years, said they'd have to examine it very closely. Here's what ...
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Should the rear brakes get hotter than the front in a RWD vehicle?

I recently got new ceramic brake pads and rotors on my 2LS 2013 Chevrolet Camaro less than a month ago and I've put less than 500 miles on them. However, recently I've noticed that the rear brake ...
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Clicking when I brake..?

I've been having an issue where when I brake I notice a clicking noise. Seems to happen at any speed.. Last night on my way home from work at around 11pm I noticed that when it clicks both my AC and ...
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What type of Brake Lube to use

I am going to do a DIY brake job on my car and am trying to sort out how to lube everything. I found this helpful list of places to lube: What brake components need to be lubricated? but it does not ...
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Loud squealing sound, only while driving (2002 Toyota 4Runner)

Wondering if someone can help me eliminate potential issues. Squealing, somewhat screechy, somewhat chirpy noise. No sound at all while parked, even reving up to 4,000 RPM. Sound starts while moving ...
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back brakes smoke

Just had back brakes and rotors replaced a week ago, came home from church yesterday and there was this horrible smell and smoke coming from passenger side back brake area what could me the cause for ...
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Brake pads finished on only 1 front wheel

I went in to Midas to get my brake pads finished beginning around Feb this year. 2 days back my brakes start screeching. I drive and when they are changed I realize the two brake pads on 1 front ...
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2004 chevy silverado 1500 brake pedal is loose after turning the engine on

I replaced the pads rotors and calipers on the rear of my truck along with a new master cylinder and cannot get what seems to be the air out of the lines. The brakes will appear to work until I start ...
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At what point do you need to replace the calipers?

I bought my car in February 2013 with 49K miles. It now has 61K miles on it and my brakes are starting to squeak very gently, until I apply more pressure on the brake pedal. When I bought the car, I ...
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What does the dust shield behind the brakes do?

Behind the brake rotors is a dust shield. I'm interested in removing the dust shields on my car because I'm looking to install larger calipers than what my car originally came with. What is the ...
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Any way to assess my brake disc condition?

I have a problem with my handbrake (bear with me now). So I went to the service to have them check it out. The mechanic took a 10 second look at my car and told me I needed to change both of my brake ...
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Why is it necessary to pump the brakes while bleeding them?

I was just wondering, whenever I visit any site it says pump the brake pedal three times then keep pressing it, what is the actual benefit of pumping it? And why not just press down the brake pedal ...
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Testing after complete brake job, no pressure while applying brakes

Context: Replaced the front disc brakes and back drums for a Nissan Altima 2001 Problem: The brakes don't have any pressure while applied, or in other words the pedal sinks to the floor. Their seem ...
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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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What is compromised with rebuilt calipers?

I'm looking at upgrading the brakes on my vehicle with a larger set. As such, I'm looking at calipers and came across a set that were rebuilt. Specifically, the calipers have had helicoils installed ...
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Loud Clicking/Groaning sound when braking at low speed

So recently my brake( rear driver side) has been making a really loud Clicking/Groaning sound, sorry that is the best I can explain the sound. It happens after driving for a while and the sound ...
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Mixing DOT 4 with DOT 4 synthetic

I couldn't see an existing question about this but please link to it if you know of one ... I should point out I'm English and the products described are bought in the UK, in case it makes a ...
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Brakes Smell Bad and Smoke

Here's the situation: Initially Changed a wheel/tire, and snapped a hub stud. Had to take off the brake caliper on that hub (driver's side). No problem with that, but then all of a sudden my front ...
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What causes brakes to pulsate right after rotor and pad replacement?

I have a 2002 Infiniti Q45. I replaced the front rotors and pads on Sunday. It was the first time I've done this on a car, though I have done it countless times on various motorcycles. I was careful ...
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Brakes Smoking After Driving

I realized I had no brake pads. I was grinding metal on metal so I changed the rotors and put new brake pads on but still when I drive it for a little ways you can see black powder on the rims from ...
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Brakes are soft

I had spongy brakes and they replaced the master cylinder. Now I have a soft brake pedal, meaning they worked but the pedal goes down farther than it ever has. What could be causing this, air in ...
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Brake pad and caliper seizing

I changed my brake pad,caliper and rotor for all 4. its a 2004 Nissan Murano. After that, when I am driving inside the city for an hour or so and perform frequent braking, the front right side brake ...
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Oldsmobile Alero (2004) brake issue

I was driving this car around yesterday quite a bit with no problems, when I stopped to go into a store for a few minutes. After I came out, I started the car, and the brakes went right to the floor ...
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Is grinding the “ear” of a disc brake pad ok to make it fit?

I searched this but no luck finding an answer. I recently did a disk brake rotor and pad replacement on a friends car. One of the pads would not fit in the allocated space in the caliper frame. The ...
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2003 chchevorlet S-10 pickup truck

My abs light comes on but then it goes away my problem is when im coming to a complete stop you hear a noise a little motor sound and then the left side driver side like it pulls to the right side it ...
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brakes wont bleed after replacing lines from mc back 98 gmc jimmy

98 gmc jimmy 4.3 liter. brake pedal to floor after ok previous day. eventually stops me although don't stop on dime. hubby replaced lines from mc back (rubber and metal) part of line. Tried to bleed ...
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2003 Impala no brake lights

My 2003 Chevy Impala has no brake lights. Checked all the fuses, checked the brake switch and bulbs. I do have my 3rd brake light on the top of my trunk and I have all my other lights but no brake ...
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2001 Chevy Cavilier brake issue

Recently every time I brake for a long period of time, for instance at a red light, the brake goes all the way down to the floor. Then when I go to accelerate after, I barely touch the gas pedal and ...
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03 Honda Civic Serious Brake Caliper Question

The car began to lose speed and I immediately got to the side of the road.The car was losing power. I noticed smoke from the wheel while still in the car once I stopped. in reverse and drive the car ...
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Driver's side front brake locked up

Our front driver's side brake locked up on us and even started smoking. The caliper is stuck shut and won't reopen. We're stuck on the side of the road. What do we need to do in order to fix this?
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Brakes don't work

I have a 98 Chevy Blazer 4.3 liter I was driving down the road coming home when I went to apply the brakes the pedal went to the floor but I did not slow down nor stop I had to use a hill in order to ...