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Switch from N to D without brake

Should be no problem at all. The manual is being overly cautious, since the usual case for shifting from neutral into drive is when you're stopped hold the brake will prevent the car from starting to ...
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Switch from N to D without brake

No harm done On contemporary vehicles there is no direct mechanical linkage between the gear selector and the automatic transmission. Instead, the gear selector selects a "state" (e.g. N, D, R, 1, 2....
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Push back /Obstruction feeling while braking

What you're describing sounds like the pulsing feedback that the ABS (antilock braking system) provides when it actuates on a slippery surfaces. The best way that I can describe it is as a roughness ...
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Strange brake pedal 'popping' sensation

It may as well be that you went over a little rock or bump and it got translated to a bigger feeling because the brake booster was not operating. I wouldn't worry about it since your mechanic thinks ...
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How to correct brake pedal click from the interlock solenoid on a Nissan Titan

I think your best bet would be to isolate the shift interlock control module from the brake switch using a relay. Looking at a pin voltage chart you can see that the park position switch in gear ...
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Ford fiesta diesel brake pedal hard

If the pedal is so hard that it has little effect on the brakes it is most likely a vacuum issue. On diesels there is a separate vacuum pump connected to the brake servo via a pipe. Check the pipe ...
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Mixing brake pad materials, front and rear

I think if you had a new Corvette or BMW, or whatever you drove saw significant track time, I would be concerned. There should be no harm on mixing "street" pads of different materials. (But never ...
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Mind blowing issue on my hands ✋ pedal goes to the fl

Welcome to MVM & Repair! The problem you're experiencing is caused by one of three things: Brake pads are missing, brake disks are missing or brakes shoes (inside the brake drums) are not ...
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Sudden Hard Brake Pedal

You didn't mention the car make and model, but I'm assuming your car uses a vacuum powered brake booster. (See below image) It uses vacuum power from the engine to multiply the force applied to the ...
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2004 Toyota Corolla - Brake Pedal Pressue

Several things can cause a spongy brake pedal. If the brake fluid is old, say more than 5-7 years old, it may contain to much water. Brake fluid gradually absorbs water from the air. If enough water ...
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How do I raise the "biting" point of brake pedal?

The biting point of a brake pedal can vary from one model vehicle to another. Car and Driver magazine often comments on that specific location when performing vehicle reviews. Some models have what ...
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Can spongy brakes lead to skidding?

Im not a mechanic but any brake that is having issues may cause skidding (due to terrible brake performance), less stopping power and may hurt your brakes, rotors, calipers. My SUV Avura MDX I failed ...
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Adjustments on brake pedal

I haven't looked at my Silvy, but would bet there are bushings at the top of the brake pedal arm which controls this movement. Take a look and see if they're worn out (or even non-existent at this ...
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