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Dear sirs,I have a Ford F150 4x4 1998,if I have to do a panic stop, the brakes dont stop inmediately the car,I change the brake pads,but is the same,can you help me? Bernardino

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What you have is that the ABS(anti-lock brakes) are doing their job. With ABS the brakes never lock up they are pulsed automatically. This is normal.

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If your pards and rotors are fine, then maybe you need to bleed your brakes and/or to replace the brake fluid. how dirty it is? how is the level of it?

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Get the most out of your brakes, be sure to leave enough space at least 3-4 car lengths between you and the car ahead of you allowing you to stop without panicing and slamming on the brakes, causing excessive heat build up etc.(don't tailgate drive).
Also try to replace your old brake shoes/pads with a better quality, don't just look at price, cheaper means less metallic and quicker wear of the pads than the better ones.
Make certain you dont have any brake calipers that have sticky pistons causing the pads to rub excessively on the rotors, not allowing the pads to come back to there rest position.(retract)
Be certain you don't have leaking calipers/wheel cylinders as well and check the brake hoses for cracks, breaks, leaks, replace those that do.
When replacing the disc pads be sure to use all new brake hardware to keep the pads and calipers in good working order.
Use the proper brake fluid the new cars are being called out for today, generally type lll or lV.
Happy Motoring!!!

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Everytime I apply the brakes, there is a loud squeaking from the wheels and stops when I take my foot off the brake.

well usually that means the squeeler on the pad is rubbing the rotor, that lets you know your pads are needing to be changed.if thats not the case then it could be either the pads you have are just cheap pads or the pads and the rotor could be glazed over causing them to squeak.if the pads arent cheap pads or they dont need to be changed try cleaning them with brake cleaner to get brake dust off.

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Brake pedal travel long-slow to stop.

check your front brake pads and see if they need replaced then check your brake fluid after you change them. If you add brake fluid first you will leak brake fluid out when you compress the calipers to change the front brake pads. In the end make sure your brake master cylinder is full of dot 3 brake fluid before you drive.

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Brakes ,in front, act like the brakes are rubbing metal to metal but not all tyhe time....check the brake padsd and they are good

what you may be thinking is metal is just hard pads,,,or even dry pads? try striping the barkes out and putting a thin smear of "copper grease" on the back's of the brake pads before you refit them,,,,the copper grease stops the pads from screeming when you push the brake's down,,,,only put grease on the backs of the pads dont get any grease on the brake pad fronts!!!

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Weak brakes plenty of pad... new master cylinder..pedal will floor out in panic stop....never locks the wheels

remove the rear brake drums and clean the lip out then adjust the brakes up manually ,that will give you a brake pedal

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Brake warning indicator lamp is on, brake pedal

Check for leaks under the car. Look carefully at the back of each wheel for dampness or wet areas that would identify where the leak is. If there is nothing evident, no spots on the ground where you park, etc, check under the dash where the master cylinder is attached to the firewall (INSIDE the car, not under the hood). Again, check for any evidence of leakage. If the master cylinder leaks, it can usually only be confirmed by looking under the dash, and because of the location, usually goes unnoticed. The fluid level may have gone down low enough to allow air into the system, which is causing the low pedal. Check this out asap, as this is too dangerous to drive. In an emergency situation, a panic stop wouldn't give you time to pump the brakes to stop.

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