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Questions tagged [brakes]

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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2006 4x4 Toyota Tacoma brake pedal goes to floor when pushed

I changed the brake booster an bled the brakes. The back right brake bled fluid out when it was bled. All fluids are full an the vacuum lines are good. But when I push the brake pedal it goes all the ...
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If front pads are much thicker than rear, will it cause problems?

Changed front pads on an 01-05 Honda Civic. Now the pedal can be pushed almost to the floor when I'm at a stop, but feels good when driving. Should I replace the rear pads first before I do further ...
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Rear brake not working motorcycle

So I changed the brake fluid on both brakes on my motorcycle and now the rear just slips. I can feel the break 'grab' in the pedal but the brake disc just slips right through. Now I did end up getting ...
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No brakes/pedal goes to the floor

I just recently changed all my brake pads and calipers on my 2002 Ford Explorer. I bled the calipers from rear passenger to front driver side. They feel good when the truck is off but as soon as I ...
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Brakes smoking overheating and car shaking

So I changed my front brake pads and had problems pushing in the passenger side piston. I eventually got it and everything on it started shaking. The passenger side was super hot, so I figured I had a ...
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For the '03 Audi A8 3.7 V8, can you retract the rear calipers without the need for dealer tools/software?

As far as I can see, if I understand it correctly, you need special equipment to replace the rear pads on many Audi's. Otherwise you won't be able to retract the rear calipers. Is this also true for ...
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My rear disc brake became slippery

Yesterday i Lubed my chain and Sprocket. On the other side there was rear brake disc. So while spraying on chain and sprocket some oil through spray went on to disc. Now after that brake not working. ...
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vx 2002 commodore Seized when going from reverse to drive

Tonight, i was reversing uphill to exit a park, put my car into drive and it Seized up. I had no control over steering or my break pedal, it would also not start up again. the only other issue ive had ...
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Can I replace two part disks with one part on a Mitsubishi EVO X 2008 FQ300 sst?

I currently have two part discs, I am looking to replace them with one part (standard discs) would they fit as a direct replacement?
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Do hybrids brake less effectively than non-hybrid cars?

I drove a used '07 Civic Hybrid yesterday, and the brakes felt weak compared to other cars I've driven (2006 Lexus IS250, 2016 WV Jetta, Chevy Volt, Chevy Spark, even an '03 Corolla if I remember ...
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No voltage to 2010 Toyota 4Runner trailer electric brakes

When I step on the brakes in my 2010 Toyota 4Runner, I do not get any DC voltage to the "electric brakes" pin of the 7-pin trailer socket (factory installed). (I measure this by touching the probes on ...
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Momentary ABS chattering at low pedal pressure

Occasionally when applying a very low brake pedal pressure at medium speeds my ABS brakes will start chattering. Increasing the pressure causes the chattering to cease. Letting up on the pressure and ...
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Could a car be slowed by the drive shaft?

Could enough electromagnets be place around the drive shaft to slow a car and generate electricity? Or a switch that would engage electromagnets going down hill? When you apply the brakes the drive ...
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Brake Pads on a Jeep Patriot

I have recently changed the brake pads on my Jeep Patriot. It seems to me that the pads just sit inside the caliper as opposed to actually being attached (in some shape, way, or form) to something. ...
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Can spongy brakes lead to skidding?

I recently flushed my non-ABS motorcycle rear brake line with new fluid using a little hand vacuum pump, but accidentally initially let the brake fluid drop below the "low" marker on the master ...
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02 Honda Accord EX~ Rear brakes

My brakes have been fine... about a month ago i could hear a faint click click click noise in sync with the rotation of the wheel while braking. it has now evolved into both rear wheels, and i can ...
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Possible ABS problems

2006 Pontiac Torrent Occasionally, when coming to a stop my car seems to be engaging the ABS. I say seems to be because I can't think of any other system that would engage the breaks but then again I ...
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Single thump from the back when braking

I drive a 2013 Ford Figo. I hear a faint thumping noise from the back wheel on the drivers' side when I brake (at least I am fairly certain that's where the sound comes from). The sound is not ...
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Brakes smoking and rpm off chrylser 300

So my buddy bottomed out his car kinda back and it was revving high but not speeding up so he took it to his mechanic and had him check the transmission but he said it was all good so he took it home ...
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Low brake pedal Cause

I have a GMC 2004 Sierra 1500 4x4, all the brake lines have been replaced and bled. I have good brake while the truck is not running, when started the pedal goes to the floor and all pressure is gone ...
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Clunking and shimmying when braking after rack replaced

My rack and power steering pump were replaced last week (rack had a leak and the pump ran dry). Since getting my car back, I've noticed shimmying when braking (the harder I brake or faster I'm going ...
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My brake pedal sinks

What is causing my brake pedal to sink to the floor when I start my truck but when it's not running brake pedal is perfect.. please help 92 4runner 4x4 v6
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What is typical new brake pad thickness?

2011 Nissan Murano, 71.000 miles : I pulled a front wheel and measured the thickness of the outboard brake pad - 1/4 in. of pad left. It has been awhile but as I remember new pads have about 1/2 in. ...
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Shouldn't my rotors turned easily when the calipers are off

My driver's front wheel is getting hot I was going to replace the calipers I've already replaced the brake hose but there seems to be something rubbing when I turn the rotor. I have the calipers off ...
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rear brake performance motorcycle

Hi my bike has nissin brake calipers. The pads have 12,000 miles on and are still have plenty of life left in them (not down to the indicator yet). Now the rear brake always feels spongy, rubbish and ...
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Brakes on Honda XR125L make high pitched noise

I just replaced the brake pads on my front brakes of my motorcycle. The reason I did is because they made a squeeky noise. Not the typical brakepadmetal-on-metal-disk noise, but more similar to the ...
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Is it correct to downshift to brake? [closed]

I'm taking the driving license and my instructor told me that I have to downshift to slow down the car, without using brakes. He said that I have to use brakes only when needed (when I need to stop or ...
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Install 2 different brands of brake pads on front wheels

My truck (92 Ford Ranger, rwd) has suffered from brake dust on the front wheels over the past few brake pad replacements. I don't remember it being this bad with the brake pads which were on the front ...
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BMW X5 E53 - brakes smell like a grindig machine - is it safe to drive?

Both of the rear brakes of our BMW X5 E53 smell like a grinding machine, the right more than the left. We assume there is a problem that causes the brake not to relief itself properly. We recognized ...
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replaced front brake pads but the pedal is still flooring

I replaced brakes on my gmas saturn, which ive done before without issues, but the pedal is still flooring. I noticed the fluid is just sittin in the container? Is it the master or could it.be ...
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Can rotors be different thickness on both sides of the car?

I looked on the internet and couldn't find a direct answer. I have a car and i was told i new new rotors because the rear-driver side couldn't be turn down enough to remove the pits/lands to make it ...
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Brake problems with 1991 Toyota Celica

I have no brakes. I have bled the brakes, changed the pads and calipers, brake hose. The front driver side bled with no problems but the passenger won't. What else could it be? I've also replaced the ...
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Does anyone have a brake line diagram for a 2000 Monte Carlo SS?

The left rear brake line on our 00 MC rusted through and caused a loss of brake fluid and stopping power. Luckily, the car wasn't far from the house when it happened so my son was able to limp home. ...
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shuddering when applying brakes

We purchased a 2002 Toyota Pre-Runner last November for our son from a local dealership. By March we experienced shuddering and had to replace both front and back brakes and get new front rotors, even ...
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One bad rear brake rotor and pad. Is my mechanic a crook?

I needed my truck towed to my mechanic because my transmission line got damaged while trying to change the starter. Anyway, long story short, my brakes were fine when I took it to him. No indication ...
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Which front brake discs for CITROЁN C4 I HATCHBACK 1.6 HDI

I am wondering which brake discs to order for my Oct 2005 Citroen C4 Coupe Diesel (Berline). When I am searching I find both 283mm and 266mm models. I am considering this set of discs and pads: 440....
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Brake fluid ran dry (ABS system)

I have a 2000 Dodge Durango with an ABS system. Earlier this week, I realized that one of my wheel cylinders had a leak, and I ran out of brake fluid (good thing it was not while driving). Anyways, I ...
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Car jerks left to right when braking

So about 2 weeks ago my 99 jeep grand Cherokee Laredo started having this problem. If I was going over 50 and pressed my brakes, even just for a second it would start to wobble or jerk side to side ...
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Clio 2 1.2 1998 strange sound from brakes

When I'm applying a brake there is coming strange sound from left front wheel. My guess was that it's coming from brakes, so I disassemble the wheel. Below is a picture of breaking pads and rotor from ...
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1989 fleetwood southwind recreational vehicle

Where would I fill the brake fluid on a 1989 southwind fleetwood recreational vehicle. Where would I fill the brake fluid on a 1989 southwind fleetwood recreational vehicle.
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Grinding noise when braking _and_ turning left

My 2008 Ford Escape started doing this on the way home today - scared me to death! I was coming downhill on a left-turning road and I felt like I had blown a tire and was riding on the rim - some loss ...
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Brake rotor grinding when moving after installing new pads /rotors

After changing the brake pads and rotors of my 2006 Buick Lucerne I hear a scraping /grinding noise that corresponds with the rotation of the wheel so the faster I go the faster the noise goes. The ...
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Brake grinding noise audible at low speeds after strut replacement

My brakes are fairly new, about 1 year old and about 80% left I had my struts replaced for my Mazda 3. When I drove after that it made a lot of grinding noise which was audible at low speeds. I went ...
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Can I replace three out of four rubber brake hoses with stainless braided brake hoses?

Last night I started to replaced the rubber brake hoses on my car with stainless steel braided brake hoses. To my dismay, I discovered that the flare plug bolt on the hard brake line behind the rear ...
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Excessive brake dust and vibration / noise

Had brakes done about 3000 miles ago. They felt tight at the beginning. For the last week, brakes make a 'droning' noise and vibrate when applying brakes and both front wheel covers are completely ...
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Sound when Brakes are applied

I have 2017 Honda BRV, petrol. I hadn't driven it for last couple of days, yesterday when I started my car to go office, I heard a sound as if something is loosen up! I taught as if the tire was flat ...
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Changed wheel cylinders and now pedal only hits floor

I tried to bleed system but when I step on pedal no fluid comes out of the bleeder bolt.
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Do I have to replace my brakes due to rust or it is not that bad?

It was suggested to me to replace my brakes due to heavy dust asap. Could you please advise whether it is really needed or there might be another way to get rid of this rust. Thanks!
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Brakes stuck after pressing brake pedal while caliper was taken down

While replacing my driveshaft axle, I took the brake caliper off (pretty easy, car was in Drive with no e-brake engaged) so I can have more working space. After installing the new driveshaft, I ...