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Q: Why does my 1995 Oldsmobile achieva brakes grab when you apply the brakes and the car shimmies?
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If you drive through water your brakes may become slippery and ineffective to dry the brakes off?

apply your brakes gently while accelerating at the same time


Car pull to the right when brakes are apply?

Time for new brakes or adjustment.


Why does your car shimmies when you apply the brakes?

Your rotors are warped. You will need to have the rotors turned or replaced and new brake pads installed. Warped rotors are caused by over tightening the lug nuts or by excess heat from high speed stops or riding the brake pedal.


What does stabbing mean?

What is stab braking?Apply your brakes all the way.Release brakes when wheels lock up.As soon as the wheels start rolling, apply the brakes fully again. (It can take up to one secondfor the wheels to start rolling after you release the brakes. If you re-apply the brakes before thewheels start rolling, the vehicle won't straighten out.)This is directly from the NYS CDL Manual.


If you drive through water, your brakes may become slippery and ineffective To dry the brakes off?

apply your brakes gently as you accelerate


If you drive through water your brakes may become slippery and ineffective. To dry the brakes off .?

apply your brakes gently as you accelerate


What does stab braking mean?

What is stab braking?Apply your brakes all the way.Release brakes when wheels lock up.As soon as the wheels start rolling, apply the brakes fully again. (It can take up to one secondfor the wheels to start rolling after you release the brakes. If you re-apply the brakes before thewheels start rolling, the vehicle won't straighten out.)This is directly from the NYS CDL Manual.


When stopping a car with anti lock brakes abruptly you should?

Apply the brakes hard and steer out of danger.


It was recommended to me to apply the brakes while driving through a puddle because having the shoes or pads pressing against the drums or disc will help keep water out. Is this True?

No, that is not true. Water is going to get on the rotor and on the pads no matter what you do. This water will quickly evaporate once you apply the brakes. Even if you do not apply the brakes centrifugal force will remove the water as you drive. Once you apply the brakes the heat created will remove the water very quickly. You may experience a slight loss of good braking the first time you apply the brakes after going through water which is normal.


What do you do if you must stop suddenly in an emergency?

If your vehicle has abs brakes, just apply the brakes hard and steer away from danger. If the vehicle does not have abs brakes, try to apply the brakes without locking up the wheels and going into a skid then steer away from danger. If you lock up the brakes and go into a skid you will lose control of your steering.


What should you do if your brakes become wet?

While driving, apply the brakes gently for a short distance, as you maintain your speed.


If while riding a motorcycle on highway 90 at 20 ms a car stops suddenly in front of you. You apply the brakes and come to a stop in 3.5 sec. Assume time zero is the instant you first apply the brakes?

The answer will depend on the quality of the brakes on your motorcycle, how hard you apply them, the road conditions (dry/wet). So there is no single answer.