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Honda Civic foot brake pedal stuck when its cold, This happens only if you try to drive immediately after start at subzero temperatures only. Strange problem but after few minutes it get released.
You need to replace the power booster for the brakes. The diaphragm is freezing.
Posted on Feb 11, 2014
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Sounds like you might have a caliper that is stuck and is not fully disengaging. If it is in the rear then you may have a bad rear caliper. Twoo things you can try. One is to crawl under the ca and adjust the tension two nuts on the emergency brake line. If that does not resolve the problem then remove the back tire and try to spin the drum or rotor whichever you may have. If it does not spin then try adjusting the e brake cable more if it still does not respond then you need to do a brake rebuild. Also does it pull while it is dragging? If it is then you will need to rebuild the brakes no matter what.
Posted on Feb 06, 2009
The Idle Air Control (IAC) valve is clogged. This part feeds air to the engine at start-up and idle when the throttle bodies are closed. I removed the throttle body assembly from my 2001 RX300 and separated it from the IAC. After a good cleaning with throttle body cleaner the IAC was good as new. I later decided to replace it during routine maintenance. You can pick up a brand new IAC on eBay (genuine Lexus/Toyota part). The dealer will want upwards of $400.00 for a 45 minute job (all you need are basis hand tools).
Posted on Mar 23, 2009
What happens is the brake cables rust inside the cable sheath and then they won't slide easily. There's no good fix for this other than replacement. It's not easy to even find where they are stuck.It might be possible to find the end of the cables at the back wheels and pull the cables back---to release the tension
Posted on Apr 26, 2009
Very common problem do loads. You need to lubricate the handbrake linkage under the rear seats ( the bit ur bum goes on). If you have a estate car then the seats will flip up but if its a saloon car then you will have to remove 2 13mm nuts for either side seat. When ur under there, u will see a little black panel in the middle, remove it 2 8mm self tappers and a 13mm nut. right you should now see the linkage where the cable splits to either side of the car. Get a load of wd-40 and spray whilst some else operates the handbrake 100 times or so. sorted! Dont forget to adjust the handbrake at the wheels after, go all the way with the adjust and back off two clicks either side.
Hope this works and good luck1
Posted on May 18, 2009
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If you are driving with your right foot on the gas and the left on the brake, this is not good for many reasons. The most obvious is that you will have the ability to push the accelerator when at a stop. This will burn out your transmission and torque converter, costing you a tranny job. Also, if your brakes are not working properly, your car could smash into the vehicle in front of you. While on the topic of brakes, driving with your left foot on the brake pedal will cause you to ride your brakes. When this happens, the brakes heat up (very hot) and then they glaze. This is basically tempering your brakes and your stopping distance is increased. Your brakes will not function properly and this will cost you a brake job. The advantage to driving with one foot greatly out-weighs the comfort, decision of driving with two. One foot driving in an automatic transmission equipped car is for safety and cost effectiveness.
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