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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Vibration and Brake Issues in Bajaj Dominar 400 UG motorcycle

I have a Bajaj Dominar UG-2019 motorcycle which I have riden for around 6000 Kms. I have been noticing that it vibrates a lot between ~3000 and ~5000 RPM and vibration reaches to footpegs and ...
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ABS Brakes Bleeding

I replaced my calipers,pads, rotors, master cylinder, brake mod, hubs on my 2000 Chevy Silverado C1500 when I tried to bleed brakes it would not do anything. No pedal pressure and no fluid when trying ...
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Replace CV axle on passenger side --Brakes not working now

My husband replaced CV axle on passenger side and now after putting the tire back on the brakes go to the floor. They are fine until you put the tire on.
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Brakes are suddenly hard to push since I put new pads on, why?

I recently put new front brake pads on my wife's 2010 Chrysler Town and Country. I did not change the rotors as they were new last time I changed the pads and they still felt smooth and thick enough. ...
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2004 Toyota Sienna soft brake woes

Been a mechanic for 20 years now. Wife has a 2004 Toyota Sienna XLE Limited AWD. This car has been a huge pain in the neck for me the entire time we have owned it. Great car, sucks to work on. A year ...
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Brake pedal to the floor

1962 Ford Falcon. I adjusted the brakes (drums all round, with power booster) and now i frequently get the brake pedal going almost to the floor before working. Master cylinder or wheel cylinders need ...
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What is causing my brake calipers to stick?

I sit at a job site with my 2009 GMC Sierra idling for heat, or aircon. After 20 minutes of idling, I go to drive off and the brake calipers are locked up. Already replaced pads, discs, short lines, ...
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Failed Inspection - rust on rotors from not being driven much

Just attempted to have my car inspected in Vermont and the mechanic immediately said it would fail because of the rotors. He asked if the car has been sitting for a long time, and said that something &...
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Squeaking After Rotor/Pad Replacement?

Anyone know what could be causing the squeaking in this clip? I recently had my rotors and brake pads replaced. It appears to only be coming from the right rear wheel. It doesn’t go away even after ...
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Brake disc corrosion - do they really need to be replaced?

I've been told by an authorised Mercedes service engineer that all 4 discs and all 4 pads need changing on my Mercedes GLC 43. It's just over 2 years old with 30k miles on the clock, so I am pretty ...
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No brake pressure after Starting the car

I have a 2003 vw golf and i have a brake problem. After i have bleed the brakes and feel that they are working I jump in my cart to start it bu as soon as I do so it just looses all brakes and ive ...
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Truck will not budge 06 f150

So this week end I changed my brakes. Flex lines, caliper, rotors and pads in the front and rotors and pads in the back. I greased all moving parts where they should be, gravity bled my brakes making ...
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Replacing section of brake line

I'm performing some repairs on a Kia Rio MkII, after experiencing some brake issues I'm in the middle of rebuilding the rear right brake caliper and replacing the brake hose. I was hoping to be able ...
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Handbrake was on while taking reverse [duplicate]

Bought a new tata nexon (automatic) and while trying to take car in reverse from a downward place handbrake was on by mistake, startes noticing burning rubber smell and smoke from bonnet. Immediately ...
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Car Insurance and Collision [closed]

Someone was driving my vehicle and the ABS lights came on and suddenly the brakes were barely working. They are a family member but I have a car insurance policy for my car only and they have a car ...
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How can I replace this brake line?

This picture shows you the brake line. It's on a 2002 Ford Escape. I changed the shoes a few days ago and I think I yanked on it or something. Anyways today while driving all of a sudden the brake ...
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Brake shoes rubbing on drum

I recently installed new brake shoes on my car's rear drum brakes. Although the brakes are working ok I noticed the shoes are rubbing slightly on one wheel. It's only rubbing on one spot and I can ...
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Car unstable after a disc and pads change?

I replaced a rear rotor and pads and also just pads on other side. I didn't replace rotor on other side as first caliper carrier had to be cut off and I didn't have time to do same of other side hence ...
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How to adjust shoe clearance after installing new brake shoes?

I just finished installing new brake shoes on a 1997 Y10 Nissan Wingroad. The image below is from the service manual and shows the page with installation instructions (starting about halfway down the ...
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How to clean grease from drum brake shoe lining?

I'm replacing the brake shoes on the rear drum brakes of a 1997 Y10 Nissan Wingroad. When fitting the new brake shoes the shoe lining became contaminated with grease from my hands. What's the best way ...
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Can I put smaller brake discs on my car than were on it?

Could I put 256mm discs on where previously they had 270mm discs. Both sets apparently fit my car according to data info sites?
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Snapped brake caliper bolts - were they damaged before I removed them? (And why?)

Doing front rotors, pads, and wheel bearings on my Subaru recently I had all four of the 17 mm bolts that attach the caliper brackets to the 'knuckles' break off. These snapped off cleanly and felt ...
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Do brake disc diameter get thinner?

Real weird problem here. If I search car part sites by REG for brake discs it tells me I need 256mm discs. Also eBay tells me this. Now the dealer tells me I need 260mm discs which some eBay sellers ...
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Does a diameter of a brake line affect braking pressure

I am currently building a brake system for a vehicle ground up and I know that the diameter of the master cylinder would affect the braking force proportionally to the area of the master cylinder. But ...
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do modern OEM brake pads contain asbestos? [duplicate]

While changing the oil today in a friend's shop (USA), someone grinded a OEM Ford brake pad that seems a few years old. The brake pad model number is Ford GA 8135 FG, and I was about 20 feet away. He ...
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What could be the cause of intermittent car brake grinding noise at slower speeds?

I recently bought an used rental Hyundai Elantra 2019 SEL and it has 40K miles on it. After driving the car for about a month, I have been hearing unpleasant sound coming from the brakes. The sound ...
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Constant knocking noise, rear drivers side

Long time user, first time poster! I know "knocking noises" are prevalent in many questions but I've not quite found the answer to this one... Bit of history, it's 2002 Civic Type R. Over ...
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Squeaking noise when braking once per wheel rotation

I have a Hyundai Tucson 2016, and when I'm breaking, I hear some sort of a squeak sound that comes from the front left side of the car. It seems to occur once every full wheel rotation. So the faster ...
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Car brake pedal pushes against my foot

I have a 5 year-old Toyota Rav 4. There seems to be a problem with the brakes. When I press the brake pedal, it pushes my feet back in intervals, thus makes my car braking distance longer than usual. ...
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2006 f250 SD Hard brake pedal when motor is off pedal sinks to the floor when started but comes back up when foot is moved [duplicate]

The truck has new brakes all around, brake sys was bleed by service manual. When truck is not running a good solid pedal goes down about 1 to 1 1/2 inch and stays there.(good pedal) Start the eng and ...
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Are these unmarked bolts OK for brake calipers?

I'm replacing some broken bolts in my front Subaru brakes. Specifically these are the 17mm bolts which attach the caliper bracket to the hub / knuckle assembly. The calipers separately attach to those ...
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How to remove broken bolt stubs from brake caliper bracket?

Here's the bracket from the passenger (right) side front brakes on my Subaru Impreza. Both (17mm) bolt heads snapped off when I tried to remove them using a socket using manual pressure only, no ...
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Do I Adjust the handbrake cable before I fit and adjust new brake shoes Nissan Note 2006

2006 Nissan note handbrake adjustment, do I unadjust the handbrake before fitting new brake shoes
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Dual brake calipers with one brake line?

A comment at the end of this ChrisFix video (at about 14:42): https://youtu.be/gjqeFEyaUxc?t=882 raised my eyebrows a tiny bit. Chris says that you can run two brake calipers (two calipers on each of ...
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Sudden Hard Brake Pedal

I was driving home today when the brake pedal suddenly got stiffen, if i apply the brake suddenly the brake pedal is so hard that it wont go down enough to hold. I checked and find out my brake fluid ...
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Why do the brakes “freeze” the suspension?

Last week I was driving a motorcycle. When I stopped at a traffic light I noticed the rear suspension dropped a little when I released the rear brake. Later I noticed my car did the same thing. When ...
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ABS Warning and Brake Calipers - Long Post

Edited: I received photos from the shop and I’m wondering if this changes any opinions. I have a 2016 Chevy Malibu LT 1.5L in Florida that we’ve had for going on 1.5 years. I’m sorry this is so ...
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Front right wheel making low pitch screeching when driving

Whenever I reverse at low speed at full lock the front right wheel makes a low pitch screech. The sounds is now starting to occur when driving forward. Tapping the break gets rid of the noise ...
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2007 Silverado 1500 Brake Problem

2007 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 V8 5.3 LT Air Leak in the Booster , Pedal was soft at this point before the repair but still had some braking power. Since we could hear the air escaping from it, we ...
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Intermittent juddering sensation felt through the pedal on moderate braking

Sometimes, but not always, when braking fairly gently (e.g. approaching a red traffic light) I feel a juddering or pulsing vibration sensation through the pedal. As I slow, the frequency slows, and I ...
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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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