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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Excessive brake dust and vibration / noise

Had brakes done about 3000 miles ago. They felt tight at the beginning. For the last week, brakes make a 'droning' noise and vibrate when applying brakes and both front wheel covers are completely ...
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How do brake lines connect to their respective fittings?

I'm planning on replacing a leaky section of brake line for the rear driver side wheel on my 2004 Hyundai Getz 1.3 Gsi. The section of brake hose is relatively short, with one end connected to the ...
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Brakes wont get hard after several bleeds

I replaced the calipers rotors and pads in the front and rear on my 2001 F350 Powerstroke. I replaced the front about a week before the rear, and after bleeding the pedal felt great. As soon as I ...
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Brake Caliper play

2011 Nissan XTrail T31 Diesel, 110kw. Service guy changed the brake pads yesterday and now there's a vibration when braking slowly at low speeds. Brakes hold fine in other situations. I've driven the ...
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Brake pedal slow to rise when reversing

Every time we put the Xterra in reverse the brake pedal takes a long time to rise back up, releasing the brake. The pedal slowly moves up, making a noise as if the brakes are still on, then when it's ...
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Wheel covers for '95 Honda Civic EG with drum brakes

I have a 1995 Honda Civic hatchback with drum brakes. I am thinking of adding wheel covers (also called moon disks). Would this affect the drum brakes the same way it can sometimes affect disk ...
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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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shuddering when applying brakes

We purchased a 2002 Toyota Pre-Runner last November for our son from a local dealership. By March we experienced shuddering and had to replace both front and back brakes and get new front rotors, even ...
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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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Motorcycle: Annoying brake disc rubbing. Can't understand why

My bike is two months old. After about 1000 km's. I noticed rubbing on front disks. I think the left one making all sound. And the worse, this rubbing shaking handlebar after about 95 kmph and all ...
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Does the brake pad need to fit perfectly into caliper?

I just did my first brake job. The brake pads I put into the caliper were significantly smaller than the old ones. The old ones needed to be hammered out of the caliper because they were tightly ...
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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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Brake pedal still soft

I have a 2007 Mazda 3. When I purchased it, it came with a soft brake pedal. I thought that the brakes needed bleeding, but after taking it in to get it bled, there was no difference and apparently it ...
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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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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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Honda innova 125 brake problem

Hi I have Honda innova 125 motorcycle and I was riding and the front brake locked and I crashed the person who helped me said this was due to lack of brake fluid, now the front brake doesn’t work at ...
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2005 Dodge Stratus car vibrates pressing on the brake

My car vibrates while holding the brake. While at a stop sign or a drive thru. Sometimes it's pretty loud and then sometimes it seems to stop. Putting it in neutral and park stops. It's only while ...
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Car had issues moving today

2009 Pontiac G6 base sedan 144000 miles Automatic. I was on my way to work and had to hit brakes pretty hard since some people on the highway cut off the car in front of me. Came to a complete stop ...
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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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2007 Jeep Liberty Sport- all of my brake lights came on in the dash

I was driving normally, braked and all of the brake lights on my dash came on and stayed on. why?
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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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Squealing noise from brakes

I have a 2001 E46 330CI automatic cabrio in the UK. I changed the brake discs and pads on all four wheels this last weekend and put on new tyres with rims. I properly greased the back of the pads and ...
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2000 Chevy Silverado brake issues

Good Evening, My vehicle is a 2000 Chevy Silverado 1500, extended cab shortbed with a 4.8 litre engine. Just read my post and realized how long it is. I know many don't have time to read all my ...
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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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After changing brake lines the brakes are extremely soft. Bleeding doesnt help and theres no leak. No abs

I put new brake lines in the car, put the fluid into tank and started bleeding the system. The problem is the pedal goes hard after a few pumps but gradually loses pressure and its not getting any ...
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Bleeding brakes on a 06 chevy equinox

I changed the master cylinder and front calipers. I also bled all the lines but when I start the car the brakes still goto the floor. Should I bleed them with engine running? When I did this the car ...
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What is typical new brake pad thickness?

2011 Nissan Murano, 71.000 miles : I pulled a front wheel and measured the thickness of the outboard brake pad - 1/4 in. of pad left. It has been awhile but as I remember new pads have about 1/2 in. ...
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replaced front brake pads but the pedal is still flooring

I replaced brakes on my gmas saturn, which ive done before without issues, but the pedal is still flooring. I noticed the fluid is just sittin in the container? Is it the master or could it.be ...
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New caliper will not close

I'm doing my first ever brake job. Front brakes on a 2012 Kia Sedona. New pads, rotors, and calipers. I'm struggling on the first one because the caliper will not close with the outside pad in. It'...
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Brake Bleed Sequence for Chevrolet Suburban 2015

I'm trying to locate the correct sequence for brake bleeding my 2015 Chevrolet Suburban 1500 LTZ 4wd with stabilitrak. I did farthest to closest from master calendar. The front seem to bleed fast (...
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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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What does it mean to “bench bleed” the master cylinder?

What is it and why is it done? Does it have to be done on a bench? For example, does this fellow (who ran the master cylinder dry while bleeding his brakes) need to pull the master cylinder, or just ...
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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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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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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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My Volvo S40 2006 Immobilizer Not Releasing

I have that fault in the Volvo S40 2006 so it does not give or release the lever when braking Original text: Tengo esa falla en el volvo s40 2006 por eso no da estar ni libera la palanca al frenar
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Toyota Yaris 2015 Automatic

from last 2 months I am noticing intermittent Groaning(ghrrrrrerer) sound while applying breaks at slower speeds but this sound vanishes as I release the breake padel. Changed the front break pads and ...
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Spongy brakes after brake pad swap - moisture or bubbles?

I changed the rear brake pads on my BMW last week, following the steps outlined in this video. Unfortunately the brake pedal now feels spongy. The pedal feel was firm prior to the brake swap, so it ...
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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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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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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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What difference between the Fist Caliper and the Floating Caliper?

I have downloaded the brake pad fitment instruction from the ATE site and have discovered the third type of caliper - the Fist Caliper. I know that the Floating Caliper and the Fixed Caliper are. ...
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Blowing fuse 13 horn, brakes

I have a 2008 honda ridgeline. one day i put it in park and it would not come back out of park. not only that, but the horn would not work, and the brake lights would not work. i found fuse#13 to be ...
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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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replacing a small brake line in the rear of a 2006 Kia Spectra,

the small brake line burst on the rear of our 2006 Kia Spectra , I just replaced the line, once it is together ,do I need to bleed the other side.
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2011 Ford F-250 brake pedal goes to floor when pushed after driving at high speeds above 60 mph

After driving for a few minutes above 60 mph when you apply the brakes the pedal goes to the floor. Pedal returns when pumped. All other times the brakes work fine. Took to Ford dealer they said it ...
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Pitted rotors but a lot of wear left on the pads - leave them or change them?

Our car has only about 22k miles on it, but it's always been kept outside (in NY) and went for several months this winter with no use. This summer, we developed a low grinding sound when braking. A ...
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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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