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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Why is my pedal vibrating and making a noise when I start to brake?

need some advice here. I have just gotten 2007 Mitsubishi Galant from relative with some braking problems. When I go to brake the PEDAL vibrates and make a loud noise. I have taken it too the shop a ...
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2004 Hyundai Sonata: Brake light diagnosis

The neighbor's brake's lights won't turn off: the fuse has to be pulled to avoid draining the battery. He asked me to check the fuse and it tested good (continuity test). What is the procedure to ...
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Brake lights, hazard lights, and turn signals not working

My 2001 Buick LeSabre brake lights, turn signals and hazard lights are not working, but the center high mounted brake light does work. When the key is off, hazards flash fast; with the key on, they do ...
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2015 Kia Sedona brake light problem

Our 2015 Kia Sedona has recently developed a problem with the brake lights. Only the top LED brake light turns on when the petal is depressed. Here is a list of details: Only the top, rear, center ...
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Spongy brakes after replacing front brake pads

Hey there I have a 2004 4.0 Ford Ranger and I recently changed the front brake pads, and now the pedal is spongy and the brakes feel week, almost as if the new pads aren't even engaging. I bled the ...
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2000 Chevy Silverado 1500: Brake pedal “gets stuck” or “locks up” on bumpy roads

I drive a 2000 Chevy 1500 with the 5.3l engine and 4wd. I do all my own work, but I'm slightly baffled by this one. Driving on bumpy roads, specifically the ones around my house, the brake pedal gets ...
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Brake caliper guide pins slide differently. 08 Camry Hybrid

2008 Toyota Camry Hybrid. Replaced my rear brakes and rotors myself for the first time this weekend with some youtube guides. Went pretty smooth aside from having to hammer the old rotor off. When ...
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2004 Toyota Corolla - Brake Pedal Pressue

The other day, I had been driving for about an hour and whilst stopped at some traffic lights, I pumped the brake pedal about 15-20 times, out of boredom. I then noticed that the pedal become very ...
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Can I use different brand calipers for the front brake calipers

I need to replace the front brake calipers but can not find the same brand as the rear. Does this affect the car in any way or should i keep on looking for the same brand.
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What's goin on with the right front wheel of my van?

I was drivin yesterday and all sudden a sound happened that I didn't like. It was kindof like brake noise... a light squeek... but also kinda like that slippin belt sound like when people start their ...
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My car makes a squeaking noise when I reverse and brake. It happens when i turn left or right reversing and brake as well

I have just had my brake pads and brake shoes replaced and the noise is still there.
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Rotor replacement/machining necessary after car has been sitting for a couple of months!

My 2013 Mazda CX-5 has been sitting out for a couple of months and we had a pretty wet spring here. When I took it in for service, the dealership told me that they want to replace the rear rotors and ...
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My VW DSG switched from D to N automatically after heavy slamming on brake

I have VW Golf 2016, yesterday I had to press on brakes very strong to avoid a crash. I figured out the following: The Gearbox switched itself automatically from D to N. The brake pedal went a little ...
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Toyota Corolla with hot wheels

I have been having hot wheels of recent since I changed the brake pads. After like 2km drive it will be excessively hot.I have had the calipers serviced and even changed the masters,yet it persisted. ...
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Brake Rotors pitted after only ~5000Km

I changed the brake pads and discs/rotors a while ago, at 200K km, on my 2006 Skoda Octavia. Previous ones were pitted as well so I was just happy to be able to brake properly. But at around 205K km ...
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Tire moves when brakes are applied, car slides/jaunts sideways when you accelerate or apply the brakes

My 2011 HHR failed inspection because when the brakes are applied the drivers side tire moves back and forth, front to back movement. When I purchased it there was an issue that I didn't think was as ...
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Brake won't pump up

I have a 2009 Buick Enclave 3.6 I changed out the wheel bearing and in the process I had to compress the calipers to get them back on. Now the brakes will not pump up. Any ideas? I did not break any ...
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What's the best way to approach fixing a seized brake?

The car is a Golf GTi (2006). I'm hoping someone can give me an idea of what (and what order) to try and fix a brake binding issue. Using the power of the engine, I tried to make the wheel hubs spin....
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Get Brake pedal position from generic ELM 327 BLE OBD dongle [closed]

What is the code to get the brake pedal position using the generic ODD2 (ELM327) dongle
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How do I raise the “biting” point of brake pedal?

The car in question is a 2009 Toyota Corolla, ABS Brakes, Automatic transmission and has 250,000kms. The car is new to me so the service history of brake system is not available. What has been done ...
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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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Air sound when I press on brakes [duplicate]

When I press on the brakes, sounds like air is being released. Car is a 2002 Toyota Sequoia.Do you know what may be the issue?
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Sticking caliper - free off or replace?

The other day, one of the front calipers on my wife's Micra stuck, causing the brake on that wheel to drag. I freed it off by winding the piston in and pumping it back out a few times, until it went ...
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2005 Silverado 1500 Brakes Dragging Randomly

I have an 05 Silverado 1500 RWD, I have had an issue with my brakes for months now. My brakes tend to drag at least once a day, the pedal is very inconstant as well. It gets stiff and very close to ...
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Brake Pedal/M. Cylinder Squeaks And Can’t Bleed

I have an ‘02 Chrysler Sebring that I’ve been working on as a project. When I got it, it had front brakes but the calipers in the rear were so gone they wouldn’t work. I have since bought new ...
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brakes binding after sitting motorcycle

If I leave my bike sitting for a few days it seems the brakes stick. It is harder(not that hard) to push and can hear the drag more than normal. What could cause this? After using the brakes it ...
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How to ensure even brake pad wear for next time?

Car is E46 BMW. One of my front brakes were squealing on light brake pressure, so I got the rotors machined. As the pads had a lot of material left (9mm), I thought I'd reuse them. However, after ...
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Can ceramic disc brakes pads contain asbestos?

I have been reading articles like this one and this one, talking about how asbestos is still a problem with car brakes. There is even a post in Mechanics stack exchange from 2016 asking about ...
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Can finger prints on disc brake rotor cause problems

I was swapping my brakes today, and did not wear gloves. My fingers were blackened and probably had some grease/oil mixed in on them. At one point, I grabbed my disc brake's rotor accidentally. I ...
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Grinding noise from brakes, is it brake pads or rotors? (contains video)

I recently got a used 2014 Hyundai Elantra GL (all 4 disc brakes) from a mechanic, he says the brake pads are new, but I continue hearing loud grinding noises from the front brakes (I suppose) from ...
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Do all brakes screech when worn out?

I have a Nissan Qashqai+2 dci 2010. My mechanic told me that my brakes are going out, especially one of the front ones. He told me that it would be very dangerous to continue driving like this. The ...
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Replacing Brakes and Having a Problem

I've got a 2006 Honda Civic DX 4 door sedan. I had a work accident a few years ago and injured my spine and was forced to take my car off the road. I'm finally back to work, in okay health and am ...
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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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Is this iso flare corrrect?

I am attempting to implement an iso flare on a 1/4' (6m) line. As this is the line that supplies both rear brakes I want to be sure it is done correctly, below is a link to photos of all 4 sides and ...
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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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Brake imbalance

I had my car fixed after a collision to the front drivers side, onto the wheel. Car was fixed under insurance and has been taken for an MOT and failed on front brake imbalance across an axle. Front ...
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Pontiac G6 brake question

I was asked to work on the brakes on an '06 Pontiac G6, right rear brake pad had gone metal to metal. I bought rotors and pads for both sides, driver side was good, fairly even wear, lots of pad left, ...

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