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What's wrong with my brakes!?

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Old 02-22-2007, 07:08 AM
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Default What's wrong with my brakes!?

I seriously don't understand what's wrong with my brakes, i've had this problem since last year and I still haven't been able to solve it. My brakes work but it seems there's a delay in how fast they work, there's no resistance at all when I press the brake pedal, the thing is that the brake pedal goes down too easy. It seems when I brake on speeds above 60mph that my brakes take longer to work than when i'm traveling speeds 40mph. Can someone explain what's wrong with my brakes? Thanks[8D]
 
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Old 02-22-2007, 08:04 AM
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Default RE: What's wrong with my brakes!?

upgrade your to new rotors or pads... or even both? and when your going 60mph.. obviously your going to have to take longer to stop then when your going 40mph... the more speed the more distance required.. but what i think it is you need to get new rotors or atleast pads... when you brake you dont hear a sqeak or squeal do you? if you do you need new pads.
 
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Old 03-07-2007, 12:16 AM
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Default RE: What's wrong with my brakes!?

have you tried bleeding tour brakes? that can make it feel like your stepping on a marshmellow and hard to stiop
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Old 03-07-2007, 12:26 AM
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Default RE: What's wrong with my brakes!?

Yeah i was going to say bleed your brakes. Maybe a change of pads or rotors is needed but its impossible to tell without seeing them.
 
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Old 03-07-2007, 05:53 AM
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Default RE: What's wrong with my brakes!?

You most likely have air in your brake lines. Bleed your brakes not only fromt the brake fluid resevoir, but from each individual brake line. Figure out which one is leaking out the most air. If needed, replace the brake line. If that doesnt work, then change the rear brake cylinder for the drums in the rear. Some pop and leak air out.

If that doesnt work, then change or shave your rotors, they may be warped and causing your brakes to fail, and finally as a last option, your brake pads.

Let me know how it goes
Gus
 
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Old 03-13-2007, 03:20 AM
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Default RE: What's wrong with my brakes!?

i think i need new pads too lol. my brakes squek a lot. even on 2 miles per hour. lol
 
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Old 03-13-2007, 04:10 AM
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Default RE: What's wrong with my brakes!?

Squeek is ok. Grinding or metal on metal sounds... are not ok. Still, have them checked.
 
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Old 03-13-2007, 05:30 AM
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Default RE: What's wrong with my brakes!?

To further add detail to Sebba's post.
Squeaking is the indicator trying to tell you to change them...now. Grinding means, you're putting a groove onto the rotors.
Check your rotors and feel them. If they aren't smooth and flat, you will also need new rotors. You can't get those turned.
 
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Old 04-01-2007, 02:10 AM
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AFTER YOU BLEED YOUR BRAKES AND CHANGE THE PADS AND ADD NEW BRAKE FLUID( I HOPE YOU ALREADY KNEW TO DO ALL OF THESE THINGS) THEN TAKE A SKILLSAW OUT AND TAKE OFF YOUR WHEELS AND BRAKE CALIPERS THEN TAKE THE SKILLSAW AND PLACE THE BLADE ON THE ROTER AND TURN IT ON - VERY CAREFULLY - IVE DONE THIS A FEW TIMES AND IM NOW EXPERIENCED ENOUGH TO KNOW WHAT TO DO AND WHAT NOT TO DO, ANYWAYS JUST GRIND THE ROTOR DOWN ABOUT 5 MILLIMETERS THEN PUT EVERYTHIGN BACK TOGETHER - FOR ALL 4 WHEELS IT TOOK ME ABOUT 18 HOURS AND I DO THIS ABOUT 4 TIMES A YEAR EACH TIME MY BREAKING PERFORMANCE SHOOTS UP I'D SAY ABOUT 70 PERCENT



HOPE THIS HELPS.
 
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Old 04-01-2007, 02:33 AM
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Easy on the caps there bud
 
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