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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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2005 Dodge Durango LTD 4x4 5.7 ABS light and Brake light on

My ABS warning light is on constantly and the Brake light comes on intermittently after I have accelerated to over 60 MPH, I have replaced the rear brake sensor (located in the differential), does ...
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White Smoke Under Hood/ Brakes Don't Work Right

My 2007 Buick Lucerne's brakes started acting weirdly one day. I had triggered the Anti-Lock Brake System and then a short while after that, the brakes started to feel off. It was requiring me to push ...
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Protecting/preventing brake lines' nut seizing by corrosion: paint? Grease?

We all know old cars, or those in harsh nature conditions often suffer of having seized nuts by corrosion in the brake lines to calipers and cylinders, and even in the master cylinder. As I live in an ...
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Rear brake cylinder's piston “really” stuck: how to remove it?

The rear brakes in my hobby car are drums type. One of its brake cylinders have one of the pistons "really" stuck: it won't move by hydraulic force by pressing the brakes pedal; it won't move by ...
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Brake pad wears faster than other three

I've changed all my calipers, all my rotors, and all my pads in an attempt to fix this problem, but it has not gone away. My rear passenger brake pad wears fast, to the point where it begins to grind,...
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I have brake issues with grinding [closed]

I have read your previous posts.And done all your suggestions and brakes still grind this is on 2003 Suzuki.aerio sx all wheel drive.
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Why does my front wheel lock-up as if the abs dosent work?

I changed frt passenger brake caliper,and bleed the system on my '06 lexus gs430, now the drivers frt, wheel skids when i push on the brake pedal with good
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I got new tires installed and now the left rear brake is stuck

2008 Honda CRV. Like I stated, I got new tires recently. I was trying to save a couple bucks, and went with a body shop that had a tire balancing machine. I think they messed up, because ever since I'...
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05 WRX: Front passenger caliper seizes every 11 months

My front passenger caliper has seized up again today for the third time in two years. I noticed some increasing vibration in the steering wheel and a smell of burn while driving and pulled over to ...
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Brake have failed. Alternative means of braking [closed]

My brakes on my car have failed. I cannot afford to replace them anytime soon. Is a acceptable to stop a car by putting the car into reverse gear, giving it some gas so it does not stall, and then ...
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Brake Pads - Wagner ThermalQuiet 537

New pads on Honda Accord 2004. The 537 pads, like many others, have a 'wear indicator' on one pad per set. Question -- does the wear indicator pad go on the inside of the rotor or outside? If it is ...
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1 year old car needs brace servicing and rotor replacement?

I work at home and don't drive much (3,000 km on the car). I have a 2017 Mazda CX5 I bought last fall. Most of the time it's in my (attached, insulated) garage. I drive it maybe once or twice a week. ...
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Car Selling Etiquette and Ethics in Foreign Setting [closed]

I am an expat living overseas in Africa and am looking to sell my car soon. I wanted to get some opinions about what is customary for servicing. Some background, I have a 4x4 car with 114,000 km. I ...
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Brake pedal stuck, no crank, no horn after sleeping in car

Not sure what might've happened, but I slept in my car for a little bit and mistakenly slept pressing down the brake pedal. When I woke up, I tried to turn on the car and I wouldn't get any crank ...
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Car moved to front when the engine is off while in D gear

I have a Suzuki Stingray 2014 vehicle and I am still new to it. Yesterday when I parked the vehicle on a cement floor, accidentally I had forgot to move the gear to the parking mode. However, I had ...
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Noise from front when braking &turning after new ABS speed sensor wire set

2004 Blazer had ABS light on, scan with hi $ scanner said problem at rt. front, replaced speed sensor wire set from Advance, compared to orig. unit -identical, installed, on 1st operation, ABS light ...
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Is that friction sound from brake pads when spinning rear wheel normal?

This is with the hand brake off. I heard the brakes self adjust, but isn't that excessive? Is the parking brake overtightened? Please see the video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJ1awOjk3QM Both ...
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Brake pedal goes to floor

i have a 2005 pontiac grand am and my brake pedal goes to the floor any suggestions on what cause is we bled brakes numerous amounts of times checked for leaks ive replaced master cylinder yes bench ...
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Brake fluid colour diagnosis

This scooter was sitting for about 6 months, last serviced in 2016. Left brake fluid reservoir has this weird colour. Can it be fixed just by replacing the fluid and flushing the system, or could it ...
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How do you bleed brakes on a 2001 Pontiac Grand Am?

I've been trying to figure out how to bleed my brakes on a 2001 Pontiac Grand Am. I know how to bleed brakes, but every car is different, and I've never bled brakes on a 2001 Pontiac Grand Am. When I ...
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Thumping sound and pulsating brake pedal

I'm driving a '12 VW Scirocco. Last Friday I had my winter tires put on at the shop, and I went for a 700 km road trip here in Norway. After some 100 kilometers I noticed my car making a cluncking/...
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Brakes going to floor

Chevy silverado c1500 1991My brake pedal is going to the floor effortlessly. I've bled it multiple times, the brake lights are on bright red, and I've replaced the master cylinder and the brake ...
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New rear brakes squealing occasionally

I just changed the rear wheel bearing (driver rear side), rotors, and the rear brakes on a 2010 dodge caravan. They didn't squeak at first and then a couple days later the rear driver side tire ...
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Acceptable rotor runout

I've been replacing the brakes myself on my cars since I had my first car in high school ('89). Since the, I had a few cars that had terrible brake wobble after some amount of miles, some cars seemed ...
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replaced calipers Thrice, front left but still freezing up

Had my son-in-law replace my caliper, rotor and brake pad, and the van ran fine for quite a while. The front left driver side all of a sudden froze up, became hot and started smoking. My son-in-law ...
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Will this work for bleeding the brakes

I'm looking to bleed the brakes but rather than using two people to do it, I did this as a experiment. What I did was bought a 2nd cap for my brake oil and then used a soldering gun to blow a hole ...
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2009 toyota Camry brakes jolting frequently while braking

My car has been reliable to me for a coupla years but around 3 to 4 months ago it started jolting when I applied the brakes. I can notice it when it's coming to lower speeds (like 20 to 10km/h). I ...
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Bleeding brakes after putting on pads

Had brake fluid cap off on resivor when changing brake pads used c clamp to press cylinder in got New pads on put tire on NO pedal went to floor do I have to bleed them now
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ABS problems on 2004 Blazer

How do I determine if ABS unit is good or bad? Mushy pedal that slowly sinks. replaced master cylinder, bled master, bled system. still the same.
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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 ...