Check the brake fluid level in the reservoir there is a sensor there that will make the light come on if your level is low.
If you are losing fluid and the pedal is low, you have a brake fluid leak.
This one is easy. Brake booster diaphragm is ruptured, causing a massive vacuum leak, which will cause the engine to run poorly when the brakes are applied. A loss vacuum assist will make it difficult to stop the vehicle.
The brake pedal has nothing to do with it. If air is in the system then bleed the brakes.
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Sticking caliber. Flush the brake system and install fresh brake fluid, then bleed the brakes. If that does not help, replace both calibers and brake pads on the axle where the brakes are grabbing.
un equal adjustment of brakes will cause one brake to apply earlier and harder than other brake
warped brake discs can cause your brakes to grab in reverse. Hope this helps.
If the front brake caliper is sticking, the disc may be uneven. Brakes that are left to scrape on the disc for a long time before they are changed will damage the disc enough to cause sticking or slipping.
If the rear brakes are smoking, the parking brake cables may be frozen. The dash light may indicate that the parking brakes are released but the switch for the light is connected only to the parking brake lever NOT the actual parking brake shoe assembly. Another possible cause for rear brake lock-up is a malfunctioning rear brake proportioning valve. This valve controls hydraulic pressure to the rear brakes. Brake fluid absorbs moisture and should be changed on a regular basis. Vehicle inactivity and moisture in the brake fluid is a recipe for frozen or rusty brake components. Hope this helps you out!
This is probably due to worn brake rotors on the brakes, if there is no vibration when driving then this will be the cause.
Bleed the rear brakes and add new brake fluid. Typically the brakes feeling as if they give too much or "squishy" is from small air bubbles in the brake line...so by bleeding and adding new fluid you let out the small bubbles which cause the squishiness. When you changed the brakes many people tend to hit the line as well as not clamp them properly and therefore render the brakes "squishy". Hope this helps. J
Yes, unless the vehicle has functioning ABS (antilock brake system) brakes.
Warped brake rotors........
The brake pads may not be adjusted properly. The wrong brake pads will also cause the brakes to drag. The brake pads may be too thick.
Rear brakes use a 2-stage rotor. Interior of rotor has a brake drum effect with brake shoes Adjust these brake shoes carefully because there is some expansion with friction heat and may cause brakes to drag
Any sudden brake loss can be the cause of 1. brake line damage 2. master cylinder disfunction
The brakes will not work correctly!From there it depends on in what way it failed.Failure can:Cause the rear brakes to not work at allCause the rear brakes to lock uncontrollablyCause the brake fluid to leak out.And if its just sticky cause a nasty combination of the above.My Renault Fuego had to have the bloody poorly designed valve repaired about every six months. It shut off the rear brakes when it failed.
Check you brake fluid and lines. It may be as simple as bleeding your brakes.
The Anti-Lock brakes pulsate so the brakes do not lock up (anti) and cause the vehicle to side out.
If the parking brake assembly hasn't been checked, check it out.
The cause can be traced to a few things. Number one the master cylinder may have failed. Number two you could be low of brake fluid or have none at all due to a leak or broken brake hose. If the power brake booster fails you may think you do not have brakes because it requires an excessive amount of pressure on the pedal to activate the brakes. Whatever the cause do not drive this car into you have the brakes repaired.
Siphon it out. Do not drive or pump the brakes. Replace the brake fluid. This will cause the brakes to fail.
Bad brake booster.
In general, warped brake rotors will cause a vehicle to shake when the brakes are applied. If the problem is severe, it will also have some impact on the ability of the driver to control the car when braking. If a car shudders or shakes when the brakes are applied but is otherwise smooth when driven, the brakes are a most logical cause. Use the link to the related question below to help you decide what to do if you suspect a warped brake rotor.