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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Why are my new brakes not working properly?

I recently had my brakes worked on. The master cylinder and booster were replaced. The first day I noticed I either had to barely tap the pedal or it was going half way down. On the third day the ...
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Changed power brake booster and drum brake rebuild and now the brake pedal sometimes gets stuck down while driving

What I did: I have a 1997 GMC Jimmy that I replaced the power brake booster and rebuilt the rear drum brakes (new brake shoes, springs, and wheel cylinders). I bled the rear drums since I replaced ...
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Opel Corsa 1.4 brakes engages on its own

My car Opel Corsa 1.4 2009 is been driven just 36k km. A strange problem started a few days back. When I drive more than 10 km in city and restart the car with a small wait(<5 mins) the car ...
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How do I raise the “biting” point of brake pedal?

The car in question is a 2009 Toyota Corolla, ABS Brakes, Automatic transmission and has 250,000kms. The car is new to me so the service history of brake system is not available. What has been done ...
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Can low battery voltage cause brake noises? - 2006 Civic

Driving a 2006 Honda Civic, right rear brake makes a clunking noise under medium to high braking. It sounds like the ABS but doesn't have the pedal pushing back like ABS does. Went to my usual ...
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on my 98 dakota the brake pedal sticks down i have to pull it back with my foot to release the brakes

The brakes work fine but the pedal gets stuck down and I have to pull it back up with my foot to get it to disengage. I have replaced the brake booster and the master cylinder. And the problem is the ...
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Air sound when I press on brakes [duplicate]

When I press on the brakes, sounds like air is being released. Car is a 2002 Toyota Sequoia.Do you know what may be the issue?
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Sticking caliper - free off or replace?

The other day, one of the front calipers on my wife's Micra stuck, causing the brake on that wheel to drag. I freed it off by winding the piston in and pumping it back out a few times, until it went ...
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2005 Silverado 1500 Brakes Dragging Randomly

I have an 05 Silverado 1500 RWD, I have had an issue with my brakes for months now. My brakes tend to drag at least once a day, the pedal is very inconstant as well. It gets stiff and very close to ...
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Renault Megane 2

How do i access the fuses under the passengers seat that has a draw compartment as the draw dosent come out to get to them? I want to check the 25amp fuse as I have a parking fault come up & the ...
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Brake Pedal/M. Cylinder Squeaks And Can’t Bleed

I have an ‘02 Chrysler Sebring that I’ve been working on as a project. When I got it, it had front brakes but the calipers in the rear were so gone they wouldn’t work. I have since bought new ...
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brakes binding after sitting motorcycle

If I leave my bike sitting for a few days it seems the brakes stick. It is harder(not that hard) to push and can hear the drag more than normal. What could cause this? After using the brakes it ...
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How to ensure even brake pad wear for next time?

Car is E46 BMW. One of my front brakes were squealing on light brake pressure, so I got the rotors machined. As the pads had a lot of material left (9mm), I thought I'd reuse them. However, after ...
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Can ceramic disc brakes pads contain asbestos?

I have been reading articles like this one and this one, talking about how asbestos is still a problem with car brakes. There is even a post in Mechanics stack exchange from 2016 asking about ...
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Can finger prints on disc brake rotor cause problems

I was swapping my brakes today, and did not wear gloves. My fingers were blackened and probably had some grease/oil mixed in on them. At one point, I grabbed my disc brake's rotor accidentally. I ...
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Grinding noise from brakes, is it brake pads or rotors? (contains video)

I recently got a used 2014 Hyundai Elantra GL (all 4 disc brakes) from a mechanic, he says the brake pads are new, but I continue hearing loud grinding noises from the front brakes (I suppose) from ...
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Do all brakes screech when worn out?

I have a Nissan Qashqai+2 dci 2010. My mechanic told me that my brakes are going out, especially one of the front ones. He told me that it would be very dangerous to continue driving like this. The ...
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Replacing Brakes and Having a Problem

I've got a 2006 Honda Civic DX 4 door sedan. I had a work accident a few years ago and injured my spine and was forced to take my car off the road. I'm finally back to work, in okay health and am ...
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Brakes spongy after pad change

I changed the brake pads on a Hilux and after doing so, the pedal has gone very spongy. The brake fluid also seems to have risen above max. When I start the car, the first press of the brake pedal ...
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Is this iso flare corrrect?

I am attempting to implement an iso flare on a 1/4' (6m) line. As this is the line that supplies both rear brakes I want to be sure it is done correctly, below is a link to photos of all 4 sides and ...
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93 Toyota Land Cruiser HZ75 single cab

Have just replaced brake calipers on rear and piston kit in front calipers. Have bled brakes several times and no air but let pedal sit for a couple of seconds and then it pushes straight to the ...
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Brake imbalance

I had my car fixed after a collision to the front drivers side, onto the wheel. Car was fixed under insurance and has been taken for an MOT and failed on front brake imbalance across an axle. Front ...
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Pontiac G6 brake question

I was asked to work on the brakes on an '06 Pontiac G6, right rear brake pad had gone metal to metal. I bought rotors and pads for both sides, driver side was good, fairly even wear, lots of pad left, ...
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Noise when turning

My dad recently replaced my brakes for me. When I make a sharp left or right turn there is a screeching noise. We think it is from the brake clips. Does anyone know what can be done to fix it?
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Chevy S-10 no brakes

I have a Chevy S-10 with 270,000 miles, RWD, ABS. One of the brake lines burst, and I replaced all of the lines. I used a pressure bleeder, and did an ABS bleed with the scan tool. I get a hard pedal ...
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Why does steering wheel shudder when applying brake?

I'm driving honda civic 2009, with new tires, new tie rods, new brake rotors, new brake pads, wheel balancing is also done. When applying brake, at speed of 40km/hr or above, the steering wheel ...
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Would there be any damage reversing with my hand brake on in a motorhome? [duplicate]

I was parking on a slope, I put the handbrake on and got out to check the back. When I returned I forgot the handbrake was on. When it didn't move I realised the handbrake was still on, I quickly ...
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New Pads + Rotors, mechanic says rear pistons are seized. Cyclical knocking sound while braking moderate to hard

2012 Mini Cooper w/ 72,000km on it (about 40k miles). Just had mechanic put on new pads and rotors on all 4 corners. Old brakes were constantly rubbing and making noise. A different mechanic said my ...
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What is tuner amperer and will it fix issue with radio?

I'm not sure if that's how you spell it, but the Mazda technician said "tuner amperer". In any case, I recently went to a Mazda dealer because there was radio static every time I hit the brake. This ...
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Grunting Sound when braking at low speed

I am driving a 2003 Honda Accord. I changed my brake pads and rotors for all 4 wheels a few months ago. They are CENTRIC PLAIN 120 SERIES ROTORS. and Akebono Pads. the first week after I changed them, ...
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Soft brake pedal mystery. Bled thoroughly many times (with a new bench bled master cylinder). No fluid leaks

I own a 2000 hyundai Accent (No ABS). I have brakes that function without the proper sensitivity and just can't firm up like my other Accent (same model) Sequence of Events I replaced the front ...
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Brakes dragging 1998 CB600F Hornet

I have an issue with my front left brake dragging on my 1998 Hornet. I'm trying to sort it but I'm baffled. I can visually see that the pistons retract once I release the brake lever. The caliper has ...
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While bleeding my brakes, I let brake fluid reservoir get too low. Am I now supposed to bench bleed the master cylinder?

I've bled my brakes several times now and I'm certain I've done it perfectly this last time, but...on my first time bleeding, I have this feeling I let the reservoir get a bit too low. Could that ...
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Back passenger tire stuck?

I have a 2005 Chevy Malibu that recently got an entire new redo on the braking system (new pads, drums, etc) and suspension after hearing a slight dragging noise when brakes were applied heavily. ...
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Hot Rim Looking for Suggestions

I've been coming home from work (~25 mins, highway) with a on/off hot rim on the rear drivers side. Car is a 2009 VW Rabbit. It has that signature burnt smell and the rim is very hot to the touch. ...
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When is a brake hard line 'kinked'

Would anyone be able to tell me if this brake line is 'kinked' ? I am replacing the hard line to the rear of the vehicle and I dont want to take any chances. https://photos.app.goo.gl/...
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No brakes after bleeding all lines

Replaced a couple of brake lines and two wheel cylinders, and been bleeding the brakes and still don't have any brakes. Is my master cylinder gone? Not sure what to do now.
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Brake light switch not pushed in

I’m an owner of a Opel Corsa C (2000) which had a common problem where water was leaking through the brake servo because the seal went bad. I’ve removed the servo and applied a new seal around it and ...
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Brakes messed up after service

I recently brought my truck to a shop to fix my ABS that displayed the "ABS indicator" light intermittently, fix/adjust my speedometer which was reading wrong, and replace some burned-out lights in my ...
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Modifying a brake line fitting

I recently took it upon myself to replace the brake line from the block splitter thing by the master cylinder to the rear brakes on a project I have been working on. After ordering brake fittings (...
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Whining(?) sound which fades away after applying the brakes. I hear it just when the vehicle has almost come to a complete stop

I recently changed out the rotors and pads, and other than the normal wear you would expect to see on a 04 ranger, found no issues to worry about till now.
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Rear wheel rim hot to touch grinding sound while driving and braking

2002 Ford Expedition XLT v8 4.6. Recent had to replace wheel axle do to running up a curb. After the axle was fixed I drove the car for about 15 minutes and it smelt like something was burning the ...
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Explore a fast but short popping or clicking noise when braking

The noise only happens when I brake at low speed. It's a clicking sound that doesn't last long, maybe makes the noise about 15 times and not all the time. This is a 97 Ford Explorer, it sounds like it'...
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Wires cables hoses and bushings

What purpose does changing to braided hoses, polyurethane bushings and the sort do to improve performance and reliability in general
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Sporadic Pulsing or “Slipping” of Brakes

Have a 2011 Suzuki Equator 4WD (AKA Nissan Frontier). Had to brake hard from ~45MPH a few weeks ago to miss some turkeys in the road. Felt like ABS engaged. Now, from time to time I get a random ...
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2004 Ford Focus ZTS

I have a 2004 Ford Focus zts that I just changed the rear drums and pads on. Everything went together smoothly, but now my drivers side is smoking, and I can smell the brakes burning. I changed the ...
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Active brake lights interfere with radio station on ‘16 Mazda CX-5?

This is how I reproduce the issue: With the '16 Mazda CX-5 turned On, the shifter in Park, and the radio On, I begin to press the brake slowly. While the brake is slightly pressed but the brake ...
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2010 Camry - Can Brake Booster Push Rod be Loose?

2010 Camry, I4. Heard snap while driving, pedal went to floor. Had some brake power but pedal always went to floor under moderate-heavy braking, drove home (no traffic, etc). Assumed master cylinder. ...
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2000 Honda Civic ex brake driver brake fluid

I recently changed my pads and rotors and then started to bleed my front brakes. I noticed that the passenger side fluid comes out but not the driver side. I already took the hose out and check to see ...
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Is there a significant difference between a “Reverse Brake Bleeder” and a normal vacuum pump bleeder?

I was hoping someone could explain these products and if they feel led, put their 2 cents in about brake bleeding. My brakes are slightly insensitive right now, even though they work and I'm ...

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