How do you troubleshoot disk brake problems and diagnose and fix common brake problems?

  • I diagnose the brake system starting with inspecting the master cylinder and the level of brake fluid in the reservoir, then if safe to do so, a road test, then I remove all four wheels, calipers, drums, brake pads, measure the rotors/brake drums and do an inspection of each brake assembly on each wheel including the brake lines and brake hoses. Then make a list of parts needed to bring the brakes up to specs.