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Nissan 2005 All 4 wheels binding

The brake pedal is very stiff/strong, car drives very heavy and slow and all 4 wheels are very hot and actually binds. Issue started yesterday and I took it to the dealership and was told to change the whole brake kit. However, when I wait for about an hour the runs ok then it blocked again today.
The from brakes was change in 2006 by Nissan because it was making some noise.

One would expect a car not to stop when the brakes are finished and not binding the wheels

I just want to know if this is a regular wear and tear or some defect with the car as I have a Nissan Warranty.

Thanks in advance for the assistance

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This is not regular wear and tear. There is a defect in the braking system. Since the problem is with all 4 brakes it would be rare that all 4 calipers would seize at the same time on such a new vehicle. For some reason the fluid line pressure is remaining constant after you let off the brake, keeping the piston in the calipers push out. It's possible you may have a defective Master Cylinder or Power Brake Booster.

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Sounds like a n ABS problem.. - good luck.

Posted on Jul 13, 2009


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