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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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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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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Is there any way to test the condition of a brake booster and master brake cylinder outside of the car?

The brake booster and master brake cylinder on my car are leaking so I bought a 2nd hand set from a guy with a doner car. Is there anyway to test them before I install them? Car is a 92 Mk1 Golf/...
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Brake Job 1998 Ford Ranger XLTV6 - 4.0L vin X 245ci

A buddy of mine went to back up one day in his Ranger and his rear left tire was leaking brake fluid heavily. We parked it, jacked it up, removed the wheel, and discovered the wheel cylinder was so ...
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Pulsating brakes and vibrating car after pad replacement (that later went away), should I continue driving?

I have changed brakes at local auto garage. On first drive around the town and local road brakes heated up to almost red smoke was coming and I was worried that tires will get on fire, you could hear ...
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Brake pad and caliper seizing

I changed my brake pad,caliper and rotor for all 4. its a 2004 Nissan Murano. After that, when I am driving inside the city for an hour or so and perform frequent braking, the front right side brake ...
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Mazda CX7 metallic pulsating sound when driving below 20 MPH

I have this issue with my CX7, when I drive at a regular speed, the car performs very well. Now when I release the gas pedal and brake the car makes no sound until it goes below 20 MPH, then I can ...
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While driving, my handbrake gets automatically engaged (maybe)

I own a Hyundai Accent. I drove it for around 800kms yesterday. All was fine until I was close to my house. I heard a noise coming from the rear wheel as if the wheel was stuck. After a while, ...
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Changed brake pads and bled the system, but brakes go mushy when engine is running

2007 Ford F150 4x4 After changing the brake pads and front rotors, bleeding was done and the brakes felt great. While the vehicle was still on the jack stands, I started the engine and now the ...
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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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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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In what recent model year were the Chrysler Town and Country brakes redesigned?

I am in the market for a minivan and the family really wants seating that can stow completely down into the floor of the van. My understanding is that Chrysler is the only maker who has seats of this ...
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Diagnosing Hydroboost Brake Systems

I have a 91 Chevy Astro with the hydroboost brake system. I took my van to a shop because I was having difficulties with the brakes. I was informed that this was due to low brake fluid and I needed a ...
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Drum brake shoes question

Hi guys I had my rear drum brakes replaced about a month ago. All new hardware, shoes, drums. Now my rear passenger ones are making a clicking noise at very low speeds. Took the drum off to ...
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2002 Ford Taurus E brake light on dash stays on

2002 ford Taurus. e brake light on dash stays on. removed, checked e brake pedal switch with volt / ohm meter and it works. found and pulled the fluid sensor under master cylinder. pulled pigtail, ...
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Brake squeaks on 2013 Cruze

I was told that the brakes on the 2013 Chevy Cruze would squeak if the rotors had condensation etc. They had already resurfaced front rotors, adjusted and cleaned the rear pads and told me basically ...
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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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Brake clicking sound in Infiniti Q50S

I have a 2016 Infiniti Q50S and since almost a year upon braking I hear and feel something clicking inside the brakes. The Infiniti guys have attempted to diagnose the problem but have never been ...
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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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New Brakes and Rotors… but still grinding sound

So I have a 91 Toyota pickup, 4wd and 4 cyl-22r engine. I just replaced the rotors and brake pads and bled the system. When I went to drive it after the install, I got about 300 feet away from my ...
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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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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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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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Brake slide pin keeps pushing itself out

I drive a 1998 Honda Civic Ex. Lately I’ve been getting a pulsating noise from my passenger side tire during very slow speed braking (like approaching a stop sign) I had only a couple months back ...
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Brakes locking up after short drive

I have a 2007 hyundai elantra that I just bought a month ago and it’s starting to have problems with the brakes. After ten to fifteen minutes of driving, the brake pedal starts to get really hard and ...
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have a 2006 chevy silverado 1500 4 wheel drive

have a 2006 chevy silverado 1500 4 wheel drive. last brake job i tried bleeding the calipers instead of pushing the fluid back into master cylinder.First i had no pedal bled the brakes with a power ...
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94 Chevy k1500 abs/brake light coming on/off

Well my battery went out today and I replaced it.. upon running the truck after this..I have an abs/ebrake light. Pulled the ebrake back it went out..put my foot on the brake it came back. Pushing on ...
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Brakes go to floor after bleeding

I've got a 97 Honda Civic, no ABS, front disks, and rear drums. A few days ago I had to slam on my brakes and I locked up the tires, and after that my brake pedal went to the floor. I got home, and ...
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New pads and rotors, left side squeaks when turning right

I replaced my front rotors and pads on my 1993 Saturn SL(2?) and made sure I used the supplied silicone grease on the contact points, back of the pads and slider bolts. I made sure the wear indicators ...
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Why do I hear sound from the ABS on RAV4 hybrid when pressing the brake pedal at standstill?

I have a two and half months old Toyota RAV4 hybrid. I have noticed that occasionally when pressing the brake pedal when being stopped, I can hear sound that seems to come from the ABS. It is ...
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Wheel covers for '95 civic EG with drum brakes

So I have a 1995 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 brakes? ...
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2006 Pontiac G6 - brake lights turn on when brakes aren't pressed

The brake lights will turn on when the brakes aren't pressed, but once I press them in far enough (not very far) they turn off, then once I press the brakes hard enough to the point where I'm actually ...
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Feedback sensation and noise at gear shifter when pressing brake pedal

I was about to turn out my carport this afternoon and experienced this sensation at my hand on the shifter when I pressed the brake. It was quiet too and I heard like some kind of noise like a ...
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Is the Nissan Skyline 350GT (Infiniti G35) brake self-adjusted?

I bought a service package for my Nissan Skyline 350GT (aka Inifiniti G35) coupé including brake adjustment. However, I was told by my mechanic that the 350GT brake is self-adjusted so it doesn't need ...
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Back wheel is still smoking after changing brakes. What could be causing this?

I noticed smoke coming from my back passenger wheel so I stopped and looked to find fluid all over the back of my van I came straight home the van felt like my brake was stuck and wheel was smoking ...
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Why does my brakes not compress all the way until I slow to 40Kph

I have a 2003 Volvo S40 and it seems to have a strange brake issue that stops the brakes from compressing all the way until I slow to 40Kph. Once I do, I feel the brake pedal sink in and the brakes ...
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Hyundai Getz 2010 making creaking sound

Car: Hyundai Getz 2010 (3 door) Kilometers: 19,000 (11,500 miles) Bought my first car a few weeks ago, got it checked out by a mechanic and all was good. He mentioned there was very minor impact ...
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Clicking when I brake..?

I've been having an issue where when I brake I notice a clicking noise. Seems to happen at any speed.. Last night on my way home from work at around 11pm I noticed that when it clicks both my AC and ...
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brake pedal staying down. Then ok after a few days being stood

I have a Mercedes C200 and the other day the brake pedal stayed down while I was driving. It did come back up a little as I carried on home. I haven't driven the car for a day or so. then this morning ...
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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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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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Lots of sounds coming from my car. Can you help?

I'd really appreciate your advice on an issue I am having with my 2003 Lexus ES300. It currently has 180k miles on it, and was a family hand me down, so I know a little about it's history if that ...
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2012 Ford Escape Brake Grinding/Crunch Noise

I have a 2012 Ford Escape that is a front wheel drive, which recently started to make a grinding sound when braking. The brakes are brand new, less than 10,000km. My brakes used to make a horrible ...
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2003 crown Vic problems with burning smell

When I drive the car for a period of time the driver side front tire area releases a burning smell and occasionally white smoke will billow up from there. Now the car was owned by my great grandma ...
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Passenger side locking

Help! My front passenger brake is locking!!. After a short time of driving the passenger side brake is locking. Rotor disc was bow - replaced After rotor disc was replaced both breaks were locking - ...
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My car brakes gets stuck sometimes

I have a Honda Jazz, and sometimes when I step on the brakes it sometimes gets stuck. It's like there's compressed air preventing the brake pedal to go all the way to the bottom. As I release and step ...
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Brakes don't seem to start catching till very low down 2004 Honda Civic lx

Just bought a Honda Civic lx 2004; all the brakes have been replaced, and the fluids have been looked at by two different mechanics. Both mechanics he had drive it, both say they are fine but there is ...
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2008 Chevy uplander with brake problems

I tried to bleed my brakes on my van and I can only bleed my passenger front and driver rear calipers but my other two won't bleed why is that if anyone came help me out I would be grateful
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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. ...