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How to Buy a Good Quality Brake Pedal Pad
Think about how often you use the brakes in your vehicle, probably very often. With that said, over time your brake pedal pad can become worn down and even lose its ridges and...
What Do the Press Clutch or Press Brake Pedal Warning Lights Mean?
The press clutch and press brake pedal lights remind you to press on the brake or clutch before starting the engine or while in park mode.

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Semi-soft brakes - 2009 Mercury Milan
Hello there, many faults will cause your 2009 Mercury Milan to have soft brakes. The most common causes of soft brakes are air in the brake fluid, master cylinder failure, brake fluid leaks, or a faulty brake booster check valve....
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Excessive brake pedal travel , 2006 Town & Country
Hi there. From the description you have provided, your vehicle's brake problem is not something to live with. The brake system needs to be inspected and repaired, before you continue driving your vehicle. The brake pedal going 90% of its...
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Changed my brake pads, now there is a grinding noise and the brake is spongy
The grinding noise you may be hearing may be a sign of worn out brake pads grinding on the brake rotors. When the brake pads wear down beyond a specific measurement, this kind of sound is common and may also...
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2006 Audi brake pedal hard replaced booster with no results
To begin with the booster needs a vacuum source. You said you replaced the line, but there is a check valve in the line, it is probably installed at the booster end of the line. It looks like just an...
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Brake pedal stays stuck down when stopping
Hello. This usually occurs when the master cylinder fails. The return spring in the master cylinder is either broken or the piston is sticking in the bore. The master cylinder will need to be replaced and the system flushed. I...
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ABS light, 2002 Toyota 4 Runner
Hi there. What you may be experiencing is a failing one way air valve or internal fault of the brake booster. The hissing is the result of the failed internal diaphragm while the pulsating may be caused by fluttering of...
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Why would my passenger side drum brake engage when I'm not touching the brake pedal and then release?
Do any warning lights come on when this happens? If you are having an issue with the ABS system (which is kind of unlikely), or an issue with the brake sensors the vehicle will likely set codes which can be...
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Changed heads. Engine runs great until I put it in gear, then I have no power from transmission, shifts hard, and breaks are hard.
Hey there. Given that you performed a fair amount of engine work and have no doubts with the battery out of the car, it is possible that the throttle position sensor and engine management have lost their "pairing" values and...
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Brake sinks slowly while at stop
The most common cause for the brake pedal to sink slowly to the floor will be the brake master cylinder internal pressure cup failure. The seals may be worn or sludged up from old dirty brake fluid. I have...
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Brakes going to the floor
Hi there. From the description you have provided, your vehicle brake pedal going to the floor before and after the brake master cylinder replacement, is a safety concern. I recommend not driving your vehicle until, this problem is resolved. Your...
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Wheel locked, brake pedal wont go down, shift wont move and ignition wont turn?
Hello. You are likely experiencing an engine failure of some type. Do not let this scare you at first. All of these systems that are failing depend on the engine functioning correctly in order to do their job. Without vacuum...
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The brakes are spongy while the car is running but the pedal is normal when it's off
The brake pedal becoming hard to push while the engine is off is a sure sign of a normal brake booster and one way check valve. Make sure there is no air in the brake system. It sounds like you...
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My brake pedal goes straight to the floor when I press down to brake and my car take a second longer to stop
You should first look in the master cylinder reservoir to see if there is fluid in it. If the fluid is low or gone then you will need to fill the brake fluid. After the fluid is filled then have...
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There's no pressure in my brake pedal
If you had multiple components of the brake system replaced and have already repaired leaking brake lines, then the next thing you need to do is verify that the brake master cylinder is full of fluid and stays full. Once...
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Sometimes at very low speeds the brake pedal becomes hard and cannot be pressed.
It seems that your brake booster is not working well at low speeds. In this case, when the engine is not able to provide proper vacuum, the brake pedal gets hard. Try to press the brake pedal when the engine...
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Brakes issue with the booster
Hi and thanks for contacting YourMechanic. Check to see what issues you are encountering. If you had to replace the brake booster, then you are implying that the brake pedal is hard. If you have replaced the brake booster and...
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The brake pedal is low and hard to press, and my car does not brake well
It sounds like the brake booster is failing. The hissing sound you heard was air leaking through either a vacuum or vent valve in the brake booster itself. The valve failure prevents the booster from generating brake boost, making the...
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Could the brake servo booster that the master cylinder attaches to cause the brake pedal's excessive travel?
Hi there. Typically, when a brake booster fails, the result is a hard to push brake pedal. The pressure release you hear is engine vacuum and may be normal considering, the brake pedal travels to the floor. With no apparent...
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My brake pedals feel really low
This may be related to your brake booster failing or potentially a vacuum leak in the braking system. Your braking system works on hydraulic pressure that is maintained through a series of processes that create this hydraulic pressure that begins...
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Hissing noise when brake pedal depressed.
Hello, the hissing sound is an internal vacuum leak with in the brake booster. The booster uses vacuum to assist with the brake pedal apply. You will need to replace the booster. If you'd like, a certified Your Mechanic...

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