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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When changing handbrake cables, do rear wheels need to be removed?

Civic coupe vti 1999. Handbrake is loose. I think this mean one or both cables need to be changed. When doing so, do rear wheels need to be removed or can you just get under the car, remove and add ...
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Why does the rear suspension compress when the e brake is applied, but not when the foot brakes are replied?

The title explains the question fairly well. The rear suspension also dips when power is applied (in the case of launch control). Does this phenomenon occur on independent suspensions, and why exactly ...
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2002 GMC Sierra Brakes spongy

I have a 2002 Gmc sierra SLT that I just picked up a few months ago. The issue is that the brakes are awful, and they appear to be an issue the previous owners were chasing down too, all calipers, ...
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Why don't we have jake brakes on cars?

While Jake brakes are common on large trucks, we don't have them on cars. Why is that? They allow extra braking power, they don't upset the balance of the vehicle and they reduce wear on brakes. I ...
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Thudding when slowing to brake

2014 Jeep Compass Limited. Had brake pads, rotors, and calipers replaced ~6 months ago @dealer (had no issues, but @oil change appt dealer recommended). Have driven the car maybe 1,000 miles in 6 ...
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my driver side front rim was steaming hot after driving 130km/h through the mountains and severe braking for a couple hours

my driver side front rim was steaming hot after driving 110 - 130km/h through the mountains and severe braking (from going downhill) for a couple hours, while i did not notice brake locking when ...
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Should a rotor be replaced if its surface is coarse or rough?

When I was in the store to replace tires, the mechanic said I should replace two rotors. The back rotors are smooth when I touch them but both front rotors are very coarse, like lines drawn on to them ...
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What are the limiting factors for braking performances?

In a car with disc brakes, the performances (how long it takes to brake, how many braking cycles can be performed without overheating, brake power before locking the tires, and so on) depend basically ...
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Bf falcon trying to skid

i tried doing a skid and burnout i put my foot all the way down on the brake and accelerator with traction control off tried multiple times nothing happen expect when i went to a dirt road it worked ...
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Can silver antiseize affect ABS sensors?

I recently did a full brake pad and rotor job on my Kia Sorento 2011 and it turned out well. No real issues. However I am now getting a few warning lights on my car that is indicating an issue with ...
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Toyota Rush creaking/groaning sound when start moving after stopping

First of all, some background info: I got my car -- brand new -- in February 2020. But due to some document mishaps, I didn't actually take it out for a ride until March 2020. So it just sat there in ...
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Grinding noise from brakes

Lancer 2005 es non-abs I have this problem of brakes grinding from the driver side wheel. All parts are new. Wheel bearing, brake pad clips. Brake pad, rotor, tyres. Still grinding noise. The noise ...
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Motorbike brake pedal not working

I’ve just replaced the brake fluid on my Mash Black Seven 125. The front brake works well off the leaver but the pedal does nothing. It still has pressure and does not feel soft but doesn’t make ...
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Is is normal for brakes to lock if braking too hard while wearing in new brake pads. 2000 Holden Frontera UES V6

3 days ago I had my brake pads,rotors,calipers and disc replaced. The mechanic told me to take it easy on the brakes while they are in wearing stage. Today I was going about 40km and Im not sure if i ...
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Identifying brake related noise when slowly letting it off

I got a brand new car for the first time. It's an automatic transmission. So far so good except for some noises I'm hearing. When putting the car into reverse, slowly letting go of the brakes makes ...
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Can I shift the AT gear while on handbrake without using the brake pedal?

Probably I will seem a bit silly, but still. I have Toyota Corolla 2006 with automatic transmission. Today, after the ride, I was curious to see how the motor behaves on different gears. Car was ...
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What motorcycle has brake rotor with bolts pattern of 4x55mm?

I just bought a rear rim for motorcycle but it doesn't have brake rotor. Pattern of mounting bolts is 4 holes (in square) and spacing between holes is 55/56mm (maybe 55.5mm) - square base. And (square)...
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Why is my pedal vibrating and making a noise when I start to brake?

need some advice here. I have just gotten 2007 Mitsubishi Galant from relative with some braking problems. When I go to brake the PEDAL vibrates and make a loud noise. I have taken it too the shop a ...
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2004 Hyundai Sonata: Brake light diagnosis

The neighbor's brake's lights won't turn off: the fuse has to be pulled to avoid draining the battery. He asked me to check the fuse and it tested good (continuity test). What is the procedure to ...
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Brake lights, hazard lights, and turn signals not working

My 2001 Buick LeSabre brake lights, turn signals and hazard lights are not working, but the center high mounted brake light does work. When the key is off, hazards flash fast; with the key on, they do ...
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2015 Kia Sedona brake light problem

Our 2015 Kia Sedona has recently developed a problem with the brake lights. Only the top LED brake light turns on when the petal is depressed. Here is a list of details: Only the top, rear, center ...
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Spongy brakes after replacing front brake pads

Hey there I have a 2004 4.0 Ford Ranger and I recently changed the front brake pads, and now the pedal is spongy and the brakes feel week, almost as if the new pads aren't even engaging. I bled the ...
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2000 Chevy Silverado 1500: Brake pedal “gets stuck” or “locks up” on bumpy roads

I drive a 2000 Chevy 1500 with the 5.3l engine and 4wd. I do all my own work, but I'm slightly baffled by this one. Driving on bumpy roads, specifically the ones around my house, the brake pedal gets ...
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Brake caliper guide pins slide differently. 08 Camry Hybrid

2008 Toyota Camry Hybrid. Replaced my rear brakes and rotors myself for the first time this weekend with some youtube guides. Went pretty smooth aside from having to hammer the old rotor off. When ...
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2004 Toyota Corolla - Brake Pedal Pressue

The other day, I had been driving for about an hour and whilst stopped at some traffic lights, I pumped the brake pedal about 15-20 times, out of boredom. I then noticed that the pedal become very ...
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Can I use different brand calipers for the front brake calipers

I need to replace the front brake calipers but can not find the same brand as the rear. Does this affect the car in any way or should i keep on looking for the same brand.
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What's goin on with the right front wheel of my van?

I was drivin yesterday and all sudden a sound happened that I didn't like. It was kindof like brake noise... a light squeek... but also kinda like that slippin belt sound like when people start their ...
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My car makes a squeaking noise when I reverse and brake. It happens when i turn left or right reversing and brake as well

I have just had my brake pads and brake shoes replaced and the noise is still there.
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Rotor replacement/machining necessary after car has been sitting for a couple of months!

My 2013 Mazda CX-5 has been sitting out for a couple of months and we had a pretty wet spring here. When I took it in for service, the dealership told me that they want to replace the rear rotors and ...
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My VW DSG switched from D to N automatically after heavy slamming on brake

I have VW Golf 2016, yesterday I had to press on brakes very strong to avoid a crash. I figured out the following: The Gearbox switched itself automatically from D to N. The brake pedal went a little ...
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Toyota Corolla with hot wheels

I have been having hot wheels of recent since I changed the brake pads. After like 2km drive it will be excessively hot.I have had the calipers serviced and even changed the masters,yet it persisted. ...
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Brake Rotors pitted after only ~5000Km

I changed the brake pads and discs/rotors a while ago, at 200K km, on my 2006 Skoda Octavia. Previous ones were pitted as well so I was just happy to be able to brake properly. But at around 205K km ...
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Tire moves when brakes are applied, car slides/jaunts sideways when you accelerate or apply the brakes

My 2011 HHR failed inspection because when the brakes are applied the drivers side tire moves back and forth, front to back movement. When I purchased it there was an issue that I didn't think was as ...
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Brake won't pump up

I have a 2009 Buick Enclave 3.6 I changed out the wheel bearing and in the process I had to compress the calipers to get them back on. Now the brakes will not pump up. Any ideas? I did not break any ...
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What's the best way to approach fixing a seized brake?

The car is a Golf GTi (2006). I'm hoping someone can give me an idea of what (and what order) to try and fix a brake binding issue. Using the power of the engine, I tried to make the wheel hubs spin....
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Can we know Brake pedal pressure from generic ELM 327 BLE OBD dongle? [closed]

It would be great help if someone can help me to learn how to measure brake pedal pressure from ELM 327 ?
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Performance brakes on the front axle only. Bad idea?

Here is the back story. I have a 5yo Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon. I do a lot of long-distance driving as well as off-roading whenever possible. My vehicle is mostly stock with the exception ...
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06 Toyota Corolla No Brakes

I have a 2006 Toyota Corolla with 132k miles. Just replaced the front brakes rotors and pads yesterday. Afterward, I manually pumped them up before starting the vehicle; however, upon starting my ...
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New front right caliper locking up

The front right brakes had worn down to bare metal on my son's 2012 Journey Crew. While installing new brake parts I could not push the pistons back into the caliper, so I purchased a rebuilt caliper....
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How do you disable Hill Start Assist in Chevrolet Suburban?

I have a 2016 Chevrolet Suburban (Z71). How do I disable HSA? After $6,000 in transmission and brake repairs due to HSA, I would really like to turn it off. Here is the problem: I stop on a hill. ...
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Dealership Says I need all New Rotors

I need new brakes, and yes I have one warped rotor on the right front wheel. I understand replacing both front rotors but the dealership says all 4 rotors need replacement even though NONE of them ...
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Both brake lights cause radio interfere. Can both bulbs be defective?

I had recently posted a question about this (Active brake lights interfere with radio station on ‘16 Mazda CX-5?) and I ended up removing all the lightbulbs in the car. After removing all bulbs in ...
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Rust band on brake rotor

Short question - would you replace this rotor? The 'rust band' on the outer edge of the rotor is part of the 'braking surface' - in other words, if I lay the pad on the rotor, part of the pad braking ...
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VW Golf R mk 8 - suddenly developed 7 faults

Hope you can help. Got in my car this morning, turned on the ignition and out of nowhere it showed SEVEN faults. Error: ParkPilot Error: start-stop system Error: ABS/stabilisation control (ESC) Auto ...
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Can I fit thinner disc brakes to my car?

I have a 2007 Audi TT 2.0 TFSI that has been sat for a while and the discs are all rusty and need replacing. I ordered some new discs from the internet and entered the registration number of my car to ...
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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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