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.
Why would brake light fuse keep blowing after stepping on the brakes a few times on a 1991 corvette?
How many times should you have to take your car back for problems with a brake job before it is unacceptable?
The intermittent illuminate of the brake light can indicate multiple or single brake conditions. These can include low brake fluid which may be surging from braking to the brake pad replacement sensors (if equipped) engaging. The only definitive way to diagnose the light is to have the vehicle scanned for trouble codes.
Insufficient vacuum to assist braking requirements resulting in a "hard" brake pedal. Another very common symptom can be that Brake Fluid is disappearing from the Master Cylinder, with no sign of the leakage. It can be sucked past warn seals of the Master Cylinder and through the Booster, into the engine and burned.
Why does the parking brake warning light on my 1993 Ford Probe remain on even after the parking brake is off?
Air brake systems don't work that way - the brakes in that T600 have very little in common with the brakes on your personal car. There is no brake cable. That's an FMVSS-121 air brake system. The brake pedal is attached directly to the treadle valve, and the return is by air pressure (on some model years, there's a brake return spring to assist with this). Either you have a faulty brake return spring (if…
The park brake should automatically release when the car is put into drive. If it doesn't, look beside the parking brake pedal and you should find a small metal lever. Pull it, but make sure that your hand is clear. It should release the park brake instantly. Then have a mechanic diagnose why it isn't releasing automatically.
Yake the console out and clean the trans and brake linkage. Around that time of production, these cars were coming out with safety devices, so the car couldn't be put into gear without first applying the brake. Most of these devices work off of vacuum. Your problem will involve a vacuum switch located on the brake pedal.
Check the brake fluid level, it may be low. Check brake pads for wear. Light is designed to come on when the brakes are worn. the brake light flashes when there is a problem with the ABS. that flashing is a code...get a cheap code reader from wal mart that has a switch on it for ECU and ABS codes...the book that comes with it will help you diagnose your problem