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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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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Brake gurgle at slow stop

A gurgling groaning noise from the front left hand side during the final few yards pulling up to a red light. This only happens when the brakes are hot for example after driving down a hill. The car ...
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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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Brakes spongy after pad change

I changed the brake pads on a Hilux and after doing so, the pedal has gone very spongy. The brake fluid also seems to have risen above max. When I start the car, the first press of the brake pedal ...
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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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Metallic sound when brake the first time after a reverse

A Klass Mercedes (180d Automatic 2017) When i go in reverse and then i set the car to drive, the first time i will use the brake it will make a metallic sound a sound like a hammer hits something ...
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Feels like ABS but I dont think it is

I have a 2004 Chevy Avalanche. Was having and issue with brake pedal pulsing, but it started when I applied my brakes quickly after starting to pull out from a store. Replaced my pads, and the ...
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Moaning sound AFTER the brake pedal is released. 2015 VW Tiguan

I am recently experiencing a weird noise coming from the front brakes (I suspect the passenger side). It only happens AFTER I remove my foot from the brake pedal. The noise would come up after around ...
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brakes on 93 Toyota Land Cruiser HZ75 single cab

Have just replaced brake calipers on rear and piston kit in front calipers. Have bled brakes several times and no air but let pedal sit for a couple of seconds and then it pushes straight to the ...
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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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The position of draining bottle when bleeding brake system

In all brake bleeding procedures, a bottle is used to collect old and dirty fluid. I have seen some people who place the bottle on the ground below the bleeding screw (Picture A) while others may ...
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intermittent loss of brake pressure on a 2012 jeep wrangler

I have a 2012 Jeep Wrangler and I've experienced something very scary three times in the past couple of years. I was driving up to an intersection and put my foot on the brake and the brake pedal went ...
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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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Front passenger brake keeps sticking at random

I have a 2007 Kia Sorento. 3 weeks ago the front right caliper or brake started sticking. So much so that there was an extreme amount of heat coming from the wheel area. So far we have replaced the ...
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Brakes failed MOT

I've just had my mot back from an expensive garage. He phoned and said its failed due to unbalanced brakes across an axle. In the advisories they are all on there ... pads and disks? My DOT 4 bottle ...
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What is brake imbalance? How can I fix it?

My 2000 Opel Agila 1.2 has an advisory on it's MOT saying: Front Brake imbalance [sic] high at 23% What does this mean? What's wrong with my brakes? What does the 29% mean? How can I fix it? ...
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What are these loops in the brake line for?

I was watching a show on the Velocity network about truck modifications, and I saw the following closeup of the trucks master cylinder and booster. What I don't know is why the designers put the ...
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Where to apply grease apart from pad ears?

When greasing the brake pad itself with something like copper-based grease, where exactly do you apply it? (I don't wish to discuss the type of grease here, I'm aware copper-based has fallen out of ...
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Weird bleeding sequence for brakes

The normal bleeding sequence is to start from the furthest wheel on to the closest wheel to the master cylinder (Right rear, left rear, right front, left front). This is pretty much the sequence on ...
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Problem with flushing and bleeding the brake lines (one person method)

As you know, there are two types of brake bleeding. In one person method (as shown in the video below the text), he uses a bottle almost half-filled with fresh brake fluid with one end of the hose ...
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Are silicone and dielectric greases interchangeable?

Today I was servicing my front brakes and one slide pin on each side was frozen in the bracket. After removing and cleaning everything I went to grease the pins but realized I ran out of silicone ...
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Rough grinding noise when braking at low speed

I have a 2005 chevy silverado 2500hd. When I apply the brakes at a low speed a rough grinding noise comes from the front driver side tire. The harder I push the worse the sound becomes. I put on new ...
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Loud Click sound from left brake

My Left brake makes a loud click sound at low speed when I apply brakes. I have taken it to three different garages and got changed front both sides (L&R) calipers, brakes, shimmers,brake disks ...
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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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DSC Module Bleeding on 2004 BMW X5

After repairing leaking of the two rear brake lines and losing a lot of fluid and introducing air into the system, I'm no longer able to bleed the same two lines. virtually no fluid comes out the ...
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Cyclical Thumping at Speed - 2007 Forester

2007 Subaru Forester 2.5L EJ253 4EAT A/T @ 15xK miles Strange cyclic thumping after 25/30mph. Worse when turning. Scraping/crappy noise when barely braking (Not the tattle-tale; checked. Pads are ...
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Rear Axle brake imbalance -

My car has failed MOT on brakes imbalanced across axle rear - my question is a few months back I had wheel cylinder and brake pad done - should I take it back to the garage could they have done ...
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Changed wheel cylinders and now pedal only hits floor

I tried to bleed system but when I step on pedal no fluid comes out of the bleeder bolt.
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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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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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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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Feel wheel rotation when pressing hard on the brake

I was driving in the interstate (Nissan 2019 Versa Note) and the car in front of me stopped abruptly, so I had to do the same thing. I pressed down on the brake pedal really hard and for a moment I ...
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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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Spongy brakes after new tires?

Ok so i got 2 new front tires on my moms vehicle (2001 toyota sienna) and i noticed afterward that the brakes felt very soft, way more than normal. It is slow to stop and i have to push the pedal ...
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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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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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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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If you can manually push in a brake caliper piston with a screw tool, can it still be bad?

I had noticed a burning smell in my right rear brake, suspected caliper issues, and I decided to do a brake job (2009 Mercury Milan). After thwacking off the tightened caliper with a hammer and ...
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Jeep Patriot 2016 brake light whistle sound

When I brake I hear a light whistle sound every time unless a step on the brake harder then the sound goes away. When I drive normally I do not hear anything (unless I start lightly braking). Not sure ...
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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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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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Replaced brake pads - one pad was full, the other was gone. Brakes now very hot after driving

The content is pretty much contained in the title. When I went to replace the brake pads, one pad was completely gone and the other was almost like new. Now that I have replaced the pads, the wheel ...
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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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Brakes are hard after replacing shoes

1971 Dodge pickup. Drum brakes. Rebuilt system 3 yrs ago. Has been fine. Drove from N. Ca. To Columbus Ga 2yrs later squealing from left front and back brake while truck is in motion. Tap brakes stops ...
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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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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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Brakes lock up when you put the vehicle in reverse

My 2002 Kia Sportage's brakes are locking up when you put the vehicle in reverse. When you put it in drive or neutral the brakes release. When they lockup, it sounds like air pressure and the pedal ...
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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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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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