Question about 1999 Suzuki Vitara
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: INTERMITENT BRAKE FAILURE
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!!!!
Posted on Dec 31, 2008
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
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.
Posted on Jul 20, 2009
SOURCE: Suzuki Grand Vitara 1999:
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.
Posted on Nov 02, 2009
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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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Posted on Dec 09, 2010
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