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Brakes will not release

After replacing wheel bearings on front driver side. Car won't stop braking. Its my kids car. She came back saying it was making grinding sound. When I went to check. I put in drive & it wont go. Took the wheel off & the new brake pads are now gone. Why? What do I do to fix it.

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You need check your brake hoses

Posted on Mar 22, 2014

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SOURCE: rear brakes lock up

ABS hydraulics on that unit are a known problem.

The dealer has a set of gauges to install and verify.

Shop around for prices on one, including salvage, then take it to the dealer to verify the concern before you shell out a couple hundred bucks.

Its not a tough replacement if you are handy with a wrench.

If not, leave that one to the pros.

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SOURCE: CLUNKING SOUND IN REAR UPON APPLYING BRAKES 2000 CIRRUS CAR

I would check the brake caliper hinge pins. If the pins are worn, every time you apply the brakes the caliper moves forward against the pins. If the caliper pins and or caliper are worn they will clunk when the brakes are applied.
Check to see if the caliper shifts forward and back.
Let me know.
Regards,

Posted on Apr 09, 2009

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what you need to do is change the rubber brake line that goes from the caliper to the metal line. the problem is that the rubber line has collapsed.change that and bleed the brakes and you should be good to go

Posted on May 17, 2009

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SOURCE: abs light comes on while driving @60 mph, then it

Take it back to the person that supposedly changed your pads and complain that something is grinding now.......make them fix it right!

Posted on Jul 16, 2009

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SOURCE: Install new brake pads and rotors all 4 wheels.

Are you losing any Brake Fluid? Is it visible anywhere at the four wheels? Is it visible anywhere else?
The Master Cylinder may be defective. When you bled the Brakes did you maintain proper Brake Fluid Level in the Master Cylinder? If you didn't: and air entered into the Master Cylinder there maybe air within in the system in the Master Cylinder. You can bleed the Master Cylinder by removing the brake lines, adding more fluid, pumping the brakes, bleeding the air out of the system.
Are you losing Brake Fluid and can't find a noticeable leak? Then there is a good posibility that the rear seal in the Master Cylinder is leaking and the Fluid is going into the Brake Booster - which is the large wheel shaped drum located on the fire wall. In this case both the Brake Booster and the Master Cylinder will have to be removed and replaced. The Booster contains seals that Brake Fluid is very caustic to and will ruin these seals- causing future failures.
If no Brake Fluid is lost, no leak found: Check the Brake Booster Vacuum Advance. This should be connected to the outside of the Booster, attached to a hose, with the hose going to the engine. Check to see if this is working properly. Replace if needed.

Posted on Jan 01, 2010

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