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My 99 eclipse will randomly slam forward like i locked up the brakes but its not the brakes what else could it be?

I was told it could possibly be the tranny filter or my brakes grabbing but it only does it every once in a while and its a violent jump as if the engine is locking up but then it keeps running and has no problems idling.

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Brakes just don't do this. This is what people will say - ABS system playing up: to me this just does not seem likely the ABS system is designed to stop lock-ups. Then others will say it is your master cylinder - My experience is more that when these fail they make it hard for you to break. Air in the line usually is a soft pedal and once again no brakes. Stick with me here - For the brakes to work they need fluid pressure - how can fluid pressure build up to the point where it pushes the brakes on? I am thinking some very basic physics here - kinked lines these are not allowing the pressure to be fully released from the line system. I would check for kinked lines and I am also thinking that when you turn this may exasperate the line kinking.

Posted on Jan 17, 2013

  • Dakota Rhyneer Jan 18, 2013

    ok well if it was something in my braking system would it cause it to randomly throw me forward and almost stop my car and then not do it anymore for awhile? Its a very violent action when it happens.

  • djgough Jan 18, 2013

    That is why I suggested kinked lines - a kink means the pressure in the line will not be consistent my theory is when it builds up high enough the brakes come on. There are usually some kind of flexible lines that allow flex when the wheels turn. If you raise the front of the car and turn the wheels full left and right and observe the brake hoses to see if they are kinking. That was a simple thing that can be done right from the start. The brake system is very mechanical with electronic controls that usually prevent skidding. I am keen to know exactly what the problem was when you pin it down.

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