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How to Replace Rear Car Brake Shoes
Car brakes consist of disc brakes or drum brakes. Brake shoes are a part of drum brakes and provide the full braking power needed to stop a car.
How to Replace a Vacuum Brake Booster
The vacuum brake booster generates extra force for car brakes. If your car is hard to stop or wants to shut off, replace your brake booster.
How Much it Costs When You Ignore Basic Car Care
Car maintenance like oil changes, brake service, and tire care save money when done on time. Ignoring oil changes can cost you thousands of dollars.
How to Replace an Anti-Lock Brake Pressure Switch on Most Modern Cars
Anti-lock brake systems (ABS) have a pressure switch that fails if the the light appears on your dashboard or there is wheel locking during braking.
How to Replace a Brake Booster Vacuum Sensor
The brake booster vacuum pressure sensor is a vital part of power brake operation. A Check Engine Light or a hard brake pedal are signs of failure.
What Does the Brake System (Hand Brake, Parking Brake) Warning Light Mean?
When the brake system warning light is on, your brakes may not work properly. The parking brake may be engaged, or there is a low fluid level.
How to Replace an ABS Control Module
An ABS module can be a difficult part to replace depending on the manufacturer's design. You may need to reprogram and bleed the system if necessary.
How to Replace a Car Combination Valve
The combination valve balances your brake system. If broken, it should be replaced to ensure a safe driving experience.
How to Replace a Power Brake Booster
Replacing a power brake booster can be challenging, as it requires several steps and the proper tools to do so.
How to Change Front Brake Pads
Brake pads are failing when the brakes are noisy, the brake pedal pulsates when pressed, or there is poor brake response when the pedal is pressed.
How to Replace a Vacuum Brake Booster Check Valve
Brakes are assisted by the vacuum brake booster check valve that fails when the brake pedal is hard to press, feels spongy, or does not work at all.
How to Replace an Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS) Fuse or Relay on Most Cars
Anti-lock brake systems have a fuse that fails if the ABS brake light is on or when the fuse is blown. The wheels may lock up if the ABS fuse is bad.
How Bad Driving Prematurely Wears Out Your Car
Bad drivers and bad driving habits can cause strain on car parts, especially the tires, brakes, body, and electrical and steering systems.
Signs You Need New Car Brakes
Car brakes are essential to maintain for safety. Spongy brake pedals and a shaky steering wheel are signs to change the brake pads or brake rotors.
3 Ways to Increase the Average Life of Car Brakes
Car brakes are essential to safe driving. Extend the life of your brakes with soft braking, coming to a complete stop, and removing excess weight.
How to Replace a Brake Wheel Cylinder
The wheel cylinder on the brake system fails if the brakes are mushy, they respond poorly, or there is leaking brake fluid.
How to Replace a Proportioning Valve
The brakes on the rear wheels may lock up when the brake is applied especially when surfaces are wet if the proportioning valve is failing.
How to Bleed Car Brakes
Bleeding brakes removes trapped air from the car brake system and flushes old fluid and contaminants. Bleed brakes when the brake pedal is spongy.
How to Replace a Hydro-Boost Brake Booster
Diesel engines require a brake booster that is different from vehicles with engine vacuum. The hydro-boost unit uses power steering fluid pressure.
How to Replace an Electronic Brake Control Module (EBCM)
ABS systems is controlled by electronic brake control modules (EBCM) which monitors sensors and relays data for smooth and safe braking.

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My brake lights will not come on. I replaces the fuse, bulbs, and the switch - still nothing. 2001 Mazda 626
Hi there - it is still possible that the brake light switch has to be adjusted, or that there is a problem with the wiring to the brake lights. You have certainly done a great job attacking all the logical...
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Brakes feel hard to press and seems less responsive
Hello, thank you for writing in. There are 3 main components in the brake system responsible for stopping the vehicle. They include the brake caliper (responsible for gripping the brake disc), the brake disc (connected to the wheels and is...
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squeal sound from rear passenger wheel when driving bumpy roads
The noise is probably brake or wheel bearing related. If brake related, it might be due to the brake pad wear indicator contacting the rotors. If you desire that this problem be diagnosed by a certified Mechanic, dispatched by YourMechanic...
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http://halfords.bookmygarage.com/6339/OTAwNw - do I need a brake disc change?
Brake pads (or brake shoes in the case of drum brake systems) are the principal "consumable" in a vehicle's brake system. The pads are not replaced according to any fixed schedule, or number of elapsed miles, but rather are simply...
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04 kia sedona cuts off when i press the brake
Hello, thank you for writing in. You are going to be more concerned with how the vehicle regulates the engine performance when the brakes are applied, rather than the brake system itself. When dealing with something like this, you will...
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When l start my car and put it in drive, l hear this horn noise coming from my back tires. Please help.
The noise is coming from your rear brakes. If your vehicle has rotors on the rear, then the noise you heard is your pads vibrating. You may need to replace the rear calipers and keep the shims that fill the...
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If my wheel cylinder is bad and i am replacing how many do i purchase for a 1998 chevrolet 2500
Hello, thank you for writing in. You can replace just one brake cylinder at a time. If one has failed, the others are likely just as worn and may follow suit shortly. If you are in a position to replace...
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Everything on the dashboard goes out while driving and there is a loss of power steering.
For the dashboard loosing everything every now and then would be a loose wire - typically a loose ground on the wiring harness or the wire to the chassis. For the power steering issue, either the electronic assist is shutting...
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after brake serviced 4 discs and all pads fitted, all wheels heat up a lot, higher petrol intake, no change after 150 km driven.
Hello David, thank you for writing in. The symptoms you are having all point to an issue with the brakes sticking or applying when they should not be. Heat is caused by resistance, and the pads are designed to create...
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I drive a Suzuki Alto 2009 model. May car recently just a few days ago started having this vibrating problem which I could feel when I start the engine.
Check the brakes and see if they are disengaged. Try taking the vehicle and pushing it by hand with the engine off and the transmission in neutral. If the car moves easy, then the air conditioning clutch on the compressor...
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My brake light stays on while driving. I drive a 2002 Ford Explore Sport Trac. Sometimes it just flashes. What wrong?
If the brake warning light is staying on the dashboard monitor, then there is an issue with the brake hydraulic system. If the light is flashing, then the brake fluid is low and below the level sensor. Check the brake...
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Is it mandatory to replace the rotors with a front brake pad replacement? 2010 BMW
Hi there - if the brake rotor is worn below a minimum rotor thickness (stamped on each rotor), then yes, it can be mandatory to replace the rotor. This is for safety reasons. If the rotor is grooved and requires...
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breaks failed then began working again
Hello, thank you for writing in. The brakes can fail for several reasons, and without much information as to what year and model your vehicle is, it is hard to tell if the ABS system was a factor. While this...
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I feel a vibration when I apply my brakes.
If the vibration you are feeling only comes when you apply the brakes, the problem may be in the braking system. Typically, a vibration felt in the steering wheel while braking is tied to the front brakes and this vibration...
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Having brake issue replaced master cylinder bench bled new part bled wheels and still no brakes.
Check the brake system to see if there is a leak and make sure that the master cylinder is full of brake fluid. If there is no leaks and the master cylinder is full, then there is still air in...
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I just bought a used vehicle and after certification by dealer the steering vibrate when applying brake.
Hi there. The brake pads and rotors are worn and need replaced. The steering wheel is vibrating when pressing on the brake pedal because the rotors and brake pads have a wobble in them as they are having a runnout...
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Looking for the spare brake light wire on 2017 f150
Check the wiring that you have located and see if there is power to it when you step on the brakes pedal. If there is power to it, then it is the brake wire for the auxiliary trailer braking system....
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Why would the battery and brake light come on for no reason as well as the transmission jerking when accelerating from first to second?
Hi there. Your alternator may not be working properly. If so, turn off all the lights and have the engine running at night. Then from an idle condition, rev up the engine. If the brake and battery light become brighter,...
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Brake rubbing rim 2006 BMW 325i
Hello - the basic issue is "something changed". You don't indicate what was serviced with this repair (brake pads, new brake calipers, tire rotation, wheel swap, wheel space left out, etc.), but whatever the case, something is different. A wheel...
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I have a 2004 Mercedes Benz ML350.
Hi there. Check the brakes and the wheel speed sensors to see if the are damaged or worn causing the ESP light to come on. A worn brake pad can cause the ESP light to come on as the wheel...

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