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Brakes slipping When coming to a stop the brakes act as if they are stopping on ice and then hitting dry pavement. The seem to slip and then grab just before you stop. This only happens when stopping completely.

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  • norm_teehan May 12, 2009

    Fluid level is fine...I'm leanig towards the sensor or air in the lines

  • billie ramos
    billie ramos May 11, 2010

    you know there could be air in the brake system........



    have you bleed them?.....



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If you have ABS brakes then one or more of the sensors may need replacing on the rotors. Also check the fluid level.
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