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Clattering out of left front on braking

When I apply the brakes it sound like the ABS kicks in and brake pedal goes to the floor. It happens on dry pavement and just before it cames to a complete stop. I just changed the rotors and pads and it is still happening.

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  • drewman50 Jun 18, 2009

    The calipers are fine. No air in the system. The pedal is hard until the clattering starts and then the pedal gets soft. It's as if the ABS is kicking in.

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Pedal goes to floor .... did you change the calipers.... sounds like air in the system

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  • MASTERMIND11 Jun 18, 2009

    check your ABS sensor.... but i am not sure how to do this... also make sure no lines are kinked

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