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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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I broke a break line on the front left it runs along the axle i dont know what exactly i need to buy to replace it
Hello, thank you for writing in. Typically you want to replace the entire line that was broken. That means from one fitting where it ties into the system, to the next fitting. They are broken into sections that allow you...
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I blew the right front caliper on my dodge ram (2001) 1500 v6 magnum. I have no oil coming out of any brake front or back. Hiw do
I your brake master cylinder cannot produce any pressure or build it up after pumping brakes several times then you need to replace the master cylinder and put fresh fluid in system. Then vacuum bleed the system starting with right...
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i have a 2013 Chrysler 200 and the back rotors wont come off. its loose but wont come off. not sure what the deal is.
Hello, thank you for writing in. The vehicle is likely going to have a rotor retaining bolt holding on the rear rotors. It will be located in the center just in from the braking surface. That bolt will release the...
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I had front brakes and rotors replaced and now my brakes are squeaking and grinding when I come to a stop. I just had front and b
Hello, thank you for writing in. A squealing noise typically happens because there is a vibration between the pad and the rotor. This is likely pertaining to the caliper that moves the brake pad back and forth. While they may...
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Chirp and squeal goes away when braking(new brakes new rotors)
You will need to have the brake pads and rotors checked to see if the sensors are not rubbing on the rotor. Also the backing dust plate may be hitting the rotor. If your ABS is engaging when it should...
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Would locked calipets cause lack of acceleration
If your brakes are locked up due to seized calipers then yes the brakes can cause the vehicle will not have normal vehicle acceleration.
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When I press my brake pedal I hear a whistle sound
Your brake master cylinder is leaking vacuum or your vacuum check valve at the vacuum connection is leaking or noisey. Have these two things checked to isolate where the noise is coming from and replace noisey part.
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Sometimes when I have foot on break it releases puff of air-I hear it&feel it get hard.back to normal once driving. Vw 2005 Beetle
The problem sounds like your brake booster is leaking vacuum and will need to be replaced. The brake booster helps you apply the brake and if it is leaking or the check valve that supplies vacuum to it is leaking...
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I've replaced 4 new calipers 4 new rotors pads all new & Master brake cylinder in but it still drags
The flexible hoses that go from the body to the calipers are frequently the cause of this problem. And your mileage is just about right. They have several layers and the layers separate internally leaving no apparent exterior damage. The...
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I hear a light metal scrapping on metal as I drive only. It stops when the wheels stop. Starts again as the car moves and sounds
Hello, thank you for writing in. These are classic signs of a brake issue. There are several problems that may be occurring, and you will have to take the wheel off to get a better look. However, resolving the problem...
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brakes
Hello, thank you for writing in. Your brake pads likely need to be replaced. That grinding you are hearing is most likely metal-on-metal friction due to a lack of brake pad material. You can inspect the brake pads to see...
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Rock damaged part and now it sounds like mental on metal rubbing
If the brake rotor dust shield got bent toward the rotor then all you need to do is pull it away from the rotor so it does not touch. If you cannot then you may need to get it removed...
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2012 Chevy Equinox brakes pedal goes to floor then works tightly
The master cylinder not holding or getting pressure the first time is a bad residual valve built into the master cylinder. You will need to replace the master cylinder and bleed the system air out.
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2004 BMW 330 Ci a brake warning light is not coming on. When braking a slight pulse is felt through the steering wheel.
You're probably experiencing warped rotors. A few thousandths of an inch is all it takes. If it's not too severe, it's not dangerous. But it's pretty darned annoying. In most cases rotor replacement is the cure. Most likely the brake...
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The abs light came up suddenly in the dash. What I need to do? Is there any simple ways to fix it?
ABS refers to the Anti-lock Braking System. It is a computer controlled system that modulates the brake pressure to individual wheels if they are starting to lock up. The ABS controller is constantly monitoring the various sensors and devices in...
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When I stop quickly then go to start the car hesitates then jolts forward
Hello, thank you for writing in. The first thing to consider is your driving habits. If you are consistently braking hard, it can be rough on your brake system and you transmission. The jolt is the biggest cause for concern....
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2005 Honda Civic standard. Brakes are engaging themselves while we are driving. The car slows down on its own, the rotors get all
If the brake master cylinder internal residual check valve sticks it will not let pressure release to the brakes and will cause brake drag. You should jack up suspect locking brakes wheel and if it will not turn then crack...
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brake pedal goes to floor when starting vehicle
It is normal for the brakes to go down about 4 inches when starting the car with foot on the brakes but not for the brakes to go to the floor. If it goes all the way to the floor...
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What is minimum thickness for rear brake discs on 2004 Cadillac SRX?
Hello, thank you for writing in. The minimum thickness for the brake rotor should be listed on the rotor itself towards the center beyond the braking surface. It will vary depending on what rotors have been installed on the vehicle....

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