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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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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93 toyota camry le 4 cylinder, brake locked up

Ok I've replaced the master cylinder , replaced brakes an brake hoses an the calipers but they still continue to lock up an smoke as I'm driving I've bled the lines they are bleeding just fine. 1993 ...
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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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Past Clutch worries over smell/dust

A while back I was driving my '92 Mitsubishi around for quite some long journeys over a few weeks. The car was given to me, but something didn't seem quite right. After a while, I noticed that there ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Diagnosing 98 Camry red dashboard indicator: "brake"

98 Camry: A red "brake" indicator is lit underneath the speedometer. The emergency brake was engaged / disengaged several time to ensure that it is not the cause. I filled up power steering ...
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Seat Leon 1.9TDI 81KW 2002 Brake pedal goes to floor

I recently had my brakes have full service. They were taken off. Taken apart, cleaned and added new grease. Swapped brake fluid. After that, the brake pedal started to go to floor. I can pump it up, ...
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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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Front wheels keep locking on 04 Honda Accord

I recently changed my front brakes & calipers ever since my front wheels keep locking up. The mechanic has replaced the calipers yet again & bled the entire system still the same problem. ...
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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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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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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 ...