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Brakes Hi my brakes on my vitara are sticking but wen I stop it won't move again Evan in 4 wheel drive the calipers are fine as are the flexi pipes my dad seems to thinkif my pads are low thn this could be causing the problem has any one else come across this ? Thanks Ryan

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How do you know calipers fine,did try move them or pins are moving.

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First, put your foot firmly on the brake and hold it there for a minute or two. It should hold pressure. If not, your master cylinder is probably 'bypassing" internally.If it is, cylinder may be full but will have intermittent failure as you outlined. Check master cylinder and make sure it is full. Was this condition present before you hit pole?
Check all lines under car as well as around rear brakes for fluid leaks.No seepage is acceptable! IT IS EXTREMELY DANGEROUS TO DRIVE WITH THIS CONDITION!!!!! DO NOT DRIVE 'TILL REPAIRED!!!!

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SOURCE: front brakes make noise when applied after installing new pads.

it could be because they are dirty. also the noise could be the back brakes. if its a squeaking noise it could be that they are dirty or that they are cheep brake pads and for the first couple of weeks they squeak. also when you got your breaks changed did the break shop cut the rotors because that cleans them up and makes the rotors like new.

Posted on Apr 28, 2009

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SOURCE: suzuki Vitara front brakes seizing intermitantely.

Be sure you have changed the break oil completely. Otherwise drain the hydraulic system and renew with correct type of oil. If you have a ABS system you have to check that also.

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Going by your description I think it could be something different, I would have the brake master cylinder checked, if you are suffering brake failure and shuddering it sounds like your callipers arent getting equal pressure when you apply the brakes. Or a freat lack of pressure to suffer brake failure. I hope this helps.

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Few things to look at. Vacuum lines and transmission solenoid. If there are loose or worn hoses it can affect the shifting so you will need to have it replaced. One thing is the transmission solenoid. If the solenoid is faulty same result can happen. Failure on shifting so have it replaced.

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