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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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Brake pads chewed

We replaced the brake pads on the back of my car one month ago, but now the brake pads on the driver's side is chewed up badly, but not the other side. Why is this?
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Brake pedal stiff to press and stays stuck down

Durango 2000 been just sitting for atleast a year. Brake pedal is stiff band stays down after pushing. You can pull it back up with foot. Brakes work but just hard to push but don’t return!
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I drove with my Parking Brake on for 30 minutes [duplicate]

I forgot to release the parking brake. It was indicated but the light is always on even if I know the brake is off (shotty work on the car before it was mine). Anyway when I was driving during the ...
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Replace Rotors and pads on my 2011 Ford Escape

I need to replace my pads and warped rotors. How hard of a job is that and where can I find good but inexpensive parts
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Brakes lurching

When braking from higher speeds my Ford Escape rumbles and vibrates excessively, at slower speeds it's a bit lurchy but fine if I'm very very gentle with the pedal. Thanks for anything you could help ...
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Brake line twists with nut when loosened

Working on an 18 year old VW, I need to replace the rear brake caliper. To do that I need to remove a section of hard brake line between the flex line and the caliper itself - see pictures below. I’m ...
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What type of brake line flare is this?

I need to replace some brake line (on my 2001 Seville STS) leading to the flex hose (at the rear right wheel). I have removed the fitting from the hose, but I don't recognize the flare. See photo ...
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Brake caliper piston larger than brake pad?

Upgrading my '17 Toyota RAV4 LE to the 296 rotors, which include bigger calipers and brake pads. On the new calipers, the piston is larger than the brake pad and im not sure if thats normal? I tried ...
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Brake pedal sometimes goes to the floor

I am a new driver and for a couple of days when I press the brake pedal, sometimes it sinks to the floor to stop. It usually happens after driving a few miles without braking but sometimes it happens ...
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Accidentally scratched the inner cylinder of brake caliper during rebuild - should I worry?

I decided to rebuild my brake calipers by buying cheap used ones and a complete rebuild kit (all the seals + piston), so I can do it off the car, paint it and just swap it later. The ones I bought ...
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Should I be liable for the cost of replacing calliper's when the garage couldn't find the issue on multiple occasions?

Our family car had the brake pads and discs replaced in December, about a month later they started to make a strange sound when you pressed the brake pedal - not every time, sometimes much more than ...
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Brake pedal kicks back and crunching noises when I come to a full stop

So I have a 2008 Camry (v6, automatic) and this problem just started today. I was coming to a stop light and while pressing the brake it sorta kicked back at me a few times and there was a crunching ...
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Should Prius brake pedal feel firmer after replacing brake pads?

2013 Prius Plug-in I just replaced the front brake pads and rotors. On other cars I've owned, the brake pedal feels firmer after replacing pads. This one does not; there is lots of travel on the ...
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High center brake light polarity reversed?

My center brake light's polarity is unusual: the side sleeve of the bulb gets +12V and the dot at the bottom (electrical contact) gets 0V ground. All the other fittings (brake lights, reversing lights,...
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Automatic Car cannot drive forward, but will move in Reverse

Hey so my car was serviced last Wednesday, got an oil change and replaced the brake rotors and pads. And it was driving fine all of Thursday and then for whatever reason late Friday the car would ...
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Transit Mk7 Rear Hub won't go onto axle

I'm changing my rear brake discs and pads on my 2013 Transit Mk7. It's a FWD, SWB, 100T280. I'm on the first wheel (left side rear), I've gone to put the hub back on with the new disc attached, it won'...
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Whistle noise from front wheel/brakes?

I was getting a whistle noise from my wheel and replaced the pads and rotors. Put it back together and same noise. I even took it apart again and regreased everything and lubricated parts that i ...
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Are these brake pads good or poor quality?

I bought these pads, that were supposed to be premium, ceramic pads, from a premium manufacturer. After a while, they started to be extremely noisy (squeaking and grinding metal-to-metal noises when ...
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My brakes locked up or got hard to press

I have a 1996 ford f150 and was driving normally saw a red light coming so I barely tapped my brake to slow down but it acted like if I had hit the brakes very hard and I slid after that it was fine ...
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brake pedal hits bottom and mechanics say it's OK

I had tires installed and after that, I noticed the brake pedal hits bottom if I press it hard enough. While in "D". The tire shop checked it and they say it's OK. There is no leak and ...
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New tires, front brakes and rotors on 2010 VW CC Sport

Clunking noise became worse over next few days. Was told caliper bracket bolt was lost. Also parking brake light stayed on. My question is, what all damage could have occurred to my car? Could it ...
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Sudden complete brake failure

2003 Honda Civic LX I was driving down the highway when the car in front of me was heading to turn. I pushed down on the brakes, and they went straight to the floor. The brake light came on the ...
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Do these brake discs need replacing?

I've had a call from Jaguar Land Rover recommending that all four discs need replacing. I only purchased the car nine months ago. I agree the pads at 3mm require replacing, but It's hard to tell from ...
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1998 Toyota Camry brake caliper/caliper bracket mismatch

I have a 1998 Toyota Camry and trying to fix the front brakes. I found the driver's side front caliper to be bad (won't compress). I pulled a caliper off another 1998 Camry and it won't fit the ...
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Using stainless braided line with AN fitting and connecting it to junction block

I am attempting to do something new, and after researching about it, I am still heavily confused. I have watched multiple videos on how the AN fittings actually go on the braided lines, which makes ...
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Why would shallow brake pads cause valleys & ridges (grooving) in disc brake rotors?

In one of Paulster2's helpful answers, he mentions: Usually when the brake pads get shallow, they start digging into the rotor and will cause all kinds of valleys and ridges. They may be large or ...
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Do extremely rusty disc brake rotors/pads need to be replaced?

Toyota Prius that has been outdoors and not driven for 2 years has extremely rusty disc brake rotors. Sorry, I don't have any current photos or access to the vehicle. The rotors and pads were ...
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Help Needed! My vehicle (2015 Nissan Sentra) is not starting after Brake Job. - DIY

After doing brake job, both front Disk and rear drum, I have tried starting the vehicle but it's not starting. haven't faced this issue previously don't know what's wrong. It seems completely weird. ...
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Spongy brakes in a 2004 Toyota corolla

Good day! I own a 2004 toyota corolla. I have a spongy brake pedal that hits the floor with brake failure when stepped on for long like when in a traffic jam. The brake works perfectly when pumped and ...
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Honda Civic 2018 no brake pressure in one wheel due to ABS modulator issue

I noticed that front right side brake disk is rusted in my Honda Civic 2018 (indicating the brake has not applied on that wheel), and went to a mechanic for a check. The mechanic noticed that no brake ...
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Strange noise after replacing brake pads and rotors

After replacing front brake pads and rotors in car repair store, I started hearing some weird noise when hitting break pedal. It’s very difficult to record that noise so I just tried to reproduce it ...
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Can I rule out a bad master cylinder if the pedal is firm with the engine off?

I am diagnosing excessive brake pedal travel (2 inches) and would like to rule out the master cylinder. I remember one youtube video that said if the pedal has minimal travel with the engine off, one ...
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I only did a brake fluid flush on one side before I had to stop and run an errand. Do I need to start over?

I started flushing my brake fluid. I was able to do one side, but then I had to use the car to run an errand. Do I need to redo that side? Or is it okay to pick up where I left off?
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Stopping power diminishing despite good-looking brake pads?

The stopping power of my car has diminished to the point where I felt I needed to replace the front brake pads. It has also been a couple of years since I last replaced them. When I took the old pads ...
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1999 Subaru Legacy Outback Wagon back wheel started squeaking when driving but stops when braking

I have a 1999 Subaru Legacy Outback Wagon. A couple days ago, I noticed the back RH (passenger side) wheel started squeaking/making a high pitch sound while I'm driving. It's gotten louder the last ...
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Does anyone know what these spot on rotors are?

I was finishing up detailing my car when I noticed this spot on the rear rotor. I checked all the rotors and then saw that the other rear rotor had a similar spot like this. Now at first when I saw it ...
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2000 Chevy Silverado abs engaging 5mph

My 4.3L 4x4 base pickup has the abs engage everytime Im braking at 5-6 mph replaced abs module front wheel sensors and speed sensor on tail of transfer case bleed the abs module with diagnostic tool ...
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Brakes seems to work on front wheels only

I had a brake issue in my car as I mentioned in this question 7 months ago. After that, I did a complete repair to the brake system. I found out that the one of the caliper bracket is not functioning ...
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Why doesn't applying the brake auto-apply the clutch in a manual transmission car?

This is more out of curiosity than anything. I've driven both manual and automatic vehicles, and it seems to me, that the hardest part of driving a manual vehicle is starting on an incline. The rest ...
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Self Applying Brake Pedal after Rebuilding Hydroboost - 2003 Hummer H2

Took the hydroboost apart and replaced the seals with a rebuild kit to get rid of a leak. Put everything back together and reinstalled it in the car. When turning on the engine, and bleeding the air ...
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What can cause two deep "stepped" grooves in a rotor?

I have a Civic with a little over 20K miles with the original brake pads and rotors. One of the rear rotors has "step-like" grooves on the top and bottom. I visually inspected but can't ...
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Squeaking sound from the wheels after taking out of storage

I have a 1991 Mazda Miata that I have had stored in a Garage for the past 6 months or so. After taking it out of hibernation a few weeks ago, there has been a rather loud squeaking noise coming from ...
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Rattling brakes

Just had my brake pads and rotors replaced. Now there is rattling coming from both sides butnot when I'm applying my brakes can someone please help with a possible problem it could be.
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Is it normal for rust to appear on brake disks within a couple of days of buying a new car?

I bought a Mustang Mach-E two days ago. Been very happy with it, except it rained last night and today the brake disks are covered in rust on all four wheels. We do live near a salt water bay, but my ...
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Does engine braking help stop a car faster in an emergency?

In emergency situations many people press clutch and brakes at the same time, however if lets say we only press the brakes to still keep engine braking active , would that help us stop faster? I ...
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juddering on my steering wheel when braking…

I have a 2018 xtrail… I had my brake pads changed recently, they had an issue recalibrating the brakes afterwards… it took ages! And since having this done I have had a judder on the steering wheel ...
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Brake noise only when releasing brakes

I hear some whining noise always and only releasing brakes, but that noise is completely gone if it's raining while I'm driving. What could the issue be? I drive a Hyundai Sedan (elantra 2009). Also I ...
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Nasty sound on truck

My truck is making this horrendous sound whenever my wheels are turning. It’s like a low pitched grinding sound. I’m going to link a video of it so you can hear for yourself. I don’t know anything ...
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2002 gmc sierra 2wd rpms rise when applying brakes

Truck is 2wd 5.3 v8 non flex fuel When driving anywhere from 60mph to 80mph rpms rise when I lightly tap or touch the brake pedal. I also get intermittent abs and brake warning lights when hitting ...
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ABS ECU command while bleeding brakes

My OEM scanner gives me the option to command the ABS system to do something important while bleeding brakes. In the past (before I owned this scanner) I seemed able to bleed the brakes fine on the ...
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