Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: Brake system issue on a '97 Honda Civic

asked by on

I have a '97 Honda Civic. When I head downhill, it may come to a stop by quicky using the brakes but it feels as if it would give for a split second in the middle of braking. I was just wondering what's that about.

It’s a ’97, so it’s probably going to show some problems. Generally on those, if you don’t see any leaks, then you’ll need to pull off all the wheels and look for any leaks.

If you don’t have any leaks, my advice is to change the brake master cylinder(https://www.yourmechanic.com/article/symptoms-of-a-bad-or-failing-brake-master-cylinder). When brake master cylinders on these get old, they are going to lose a bit of pressure and then catch again. So it can easily be that the cylinder is wearing out. If you want to have the brake system inspected by a professional, a certified mechanic from YourMechanic can look over your vehicle and determine if there are any repairs needed.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details
  1. Home
  2. Questions
  3. Brake system issue on a '97 Honda Civic

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: I took my car to get a oil change and valve cover gaskets replaced when I got it back it was smoking and leaking oil terribly als

Hi - and thank you for contacting YourMechanic. Inspecting for an oil leak - If the oil pan is leaking - yes there is a possibility of the oil splashing onto the exhaust only while driving. Then in this case...

Q: Brakes locked up on an 1980 Shay model A

The front and rear of the vehicle should be lifted to see if the front or rear brakes are locking up. The front calipers are the most common cause of the brakes locking up. It is not common for both...

Q: Can i put a 2000 chevy blazer motor into a 1996 honda civic

The hardware and software of the computer (powertrain control module) and transmission control module (TCM) in the Civic will only work with your present engine. So, if you change the engine to one that is not a catalog interchange for...

Related articles

P0240 OBD-II Trouble Code: Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance
P0240 code definition Turbocharger Boost Sensor B Circuit Range/Performance What the P0240 code means P0240 is an OBD-II generic code triggered when the Engine Control Module (ECM) detects the intake boost...
Rules of the Road For Iowa Drivers
Driving on the roads requires knowledge of the rules, many of which are based on common sense and courtesy. However, even though you know the rules in...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...