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My 97 continental makesalmost a pumping sound when I push the brakes at slow speeds. On the highway they are normal. It also seems to be more normal if I shift my foot to the center of the brake at

Sometimes it will be fine and sometimes it is fine until down to 5mph and then does it. There seems to be a little pushback on the brake pedal when I do it. They have plenty of stopping power. Pulls to the left when happening. wallace7278@sbcglobal.net

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  • Donald Wallace Feb 17, 2012

    Thanks for the quick reply. I will check it out. Makes sense. The car sat for about 4 months before I bought it.

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Sounds like false activation of ABS. Usually this is caused by to much variance in the wheel speed sensors side to side. See the wheel speed sensors on this vehicle generate an AC Mhz signal that is sent to the ABS module if it see's a 100 Mhz difference from side to side it interrupts this as a possible ABS event and will activate the ABS.
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Since the car still pulls left you need lower ball joints. This is a very common concern for that suspension , you should do both at the same time.

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