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Car would not stop

When I pressed on the brake pedal the brakes were pulsating but the car did not stop. After releasing the pedal the brakes seemed to work fine on the rest of the way home

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  • Anonymous Feb 04, 2009

    the road was dry and the pedal went to the floor and did not stop until it rear ended a jeep

  • Chuck Martin
    Chuck Martin May 11, 2010

    Sounds like you had a anitlock brake event. Was the pedal pulsing rapidly and making a sound like a motor or pump running? When abs activates contrary to popular believe they do not stop you faster,in fact they may even increase the stopping distance but you will not loose control. They can actually feel scary because you don't think you are gonna stop.

    Now the question is if this was what happened was the road slick at this time or do you think it was a false activation?



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You need to have your brakes checked TODAY. They at least need the air bled out of them and adjusted but possibly you need a wheel cylinder ir caliper rebuilt or replaced. You have a leak somewhere.

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