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As you've already changed the brake calipers, hoses, and master cylinder, Im sure you've checked your brake fluid and have let out any air in the system. Another issue this could be caused by is your brake pedal. In some Civics the entire pedal mechanism can be bought but I've seen cases where the spring within the brake pedal becomes loose, resulting in ...


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The popping could be from a ball joint or a tierod end. Both of these items are a serious safety concern. If either fails completely you will loose control of the car. Any noise or looseness in the front of the car should be investigated immediately.


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If you are absolutely certain that you're not hearing the "low brake pad" warning made by the steel warning point against the disc, then it might be your pads have shaped in such a way as to cause the noise. Do you do lots of highway driving? One thing you could try to remedy the shape of the pads (which is a microscopic change) is to find a safe, ...


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what i get is that it might be some clip that holds the brake assembly coming in contact with something when u brake moderately. Happens when car is warm--->temperature increases the metal clip/strip of brake assembly EXPANDS like it was 7 mm it expands to 7.2 mm comes in contact abrasively with other parts. on slamming brakes hard u dont get the sound ...


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Take it to a tire place and let them ask you questions. There's not enough info here to answer. It could be tires out of balance, steering dampener issues, loose linkages, etc. This one cannot be diagnosed online probably, but the most likely thing on a car that new is that your wheels are out of balance - a cheap and easy thing for a tire place to ...


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I'm no mechanic, but in my personal experience vibrations of the wheel are typically caused by uneven/scarred rotors.


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I've had it happen before where my brakes would squeak after just being done. After driving on them for awhile the squeaking subsided. Depending on how loud the squeaking is, there is a good chance that it will fix itself. If you are really worried about it, check your pad levels all around for any uneven wear, and tighten everything down. Applying ...


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Were your brakes silent before this work was performed? Some brake noise is considered normal. Different driving conditions can affect brake noise, including severe braking, dusty or sandy conditions,even humidity. Certain high-pitched brake noise happens because the semi-metallic brake pads used on newer cars are harder. A high-pitched squeal often ...


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I suggest getting the rotors turned before replacing them (if they haven't been turned too many times before) You will save money this way depending on where you get them turned. Get new pads on both of the insides, and check the calipers. There is a good chance (depending on how old your vehicle is) that you may need to replace them. Check your brake pads ...


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It wouldn't be a "security" concern, but it IS a safety concern. You are talking about your safety and the safety of those around you. If your vehicle does not stop as it should, your reaction time is increased, so you will not be stopping as soon as you would think you should, which could cause unanticipated results. My suggestion is that you update the ...


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If there was any damage to the hood or the left side front quarter panel it could have bent a cowl or some other shroud near your wiper motor or wiper connector arms (hidden under the cowl at the bottom of your windshield). If it's a small interference it could be "clicking" past it rather than totally being stuck. Try running the wipers without the engine ...


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Did you have a brake flush done when your brakes were serviced? If not you smoked a caliper. I'm assuming it is disc brakes system. If the pads were worn very thin the piston in the caliper will sometimes stick and not return. I've seen it a few times and usually it's from moisture in the brake fluid. It will be black or green which is bad! Normal fluid is ...


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Sounds to me like you have a stuck caliper. Basically this means that your brake pad is stuck pressing on your rotor just like if you had your foot on the brake pedal constantly. This causes a lot of friction which leads to overheated brakes and the lovely odor that accompanies it. The place that did your brakes probably forgot to clean or lube some parts ...


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My first thought is that they didn't adjust the pistons or emergency brake mechanism properly. If you jack the car up, can you freely turn the wheel, or is it stuck?


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A few years ago I had replaced my rear brakes with ceramic pads and new rotors. Later that day I was driving out of town and noticed exactly what you are describing. I pulled over to the side and pulled the rear tire off to see what the problem was, thinking it was a stuck caliper or something. When I got it off, I noticed there was nothing wrong. Nothing ...


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Opinion The cost of high performance pads and calipers seems like a very high cost for such an issue. If you believe that the mechanic is correct and that there are no issues with the OEM products then perhaps looking for alternatives is sensible option. Consider this. When this Toyota rolled of the showroom floor and didn't stop well, is that the way ...



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