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Sometimes when I brake, usually in the mornings backing out of the driveway, the front brakes make a loud clicking noise and the brake pedal kicks back with each clicking noise. The brakes will not work when this happens and as quick as it comes it goes away suddenly and will reappear days later. There is no consistency except it almost always happens in the mornings. I live in Florida so it isn't cold weather related.

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  • christoph84015 Aug 31, 2010

    sorry...96 pontiac grand am.....already had the ABS addressed about 3 months ago. The ETS and ABS lights are both constantly on in the car.

  • christoph84015 Aug 31, 2010

    Sometimes when I brake, usually in the mornings backing out of the driveway, the front brakes make a loud clicking noise and the brake pedal kicks back with each clicking noise. The brakes will not work when this happens and as quick as it comes it goes away suddenly and will reappear days later. There is no consistency except it almost always happens in the mornings. I live in Florida so it isn't cold weather related

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First off what is the year and model of the vehicle? There could be few reasons for this a problem with the ABS for instance. When was the last time the brakes were inspected or replaced?
Thanks,
Lee

Posted on Aug 30, 2010

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    Lee A. Aug 31, 2010

    It could be a problem with a wheel speed sensor that is causing the ABS light to come on and that shuts off the ETS, As far as the clicking when you first run the car in the morning is very common and is normal. You should take it to a brake shop to find out what is wrong with the ABS could be bad connector/wiring or bad sensor.
    Thanks,
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    Lee A. Aug 31, 2010

    I gave you the correct information for your problem and all you did was repost the original problem. That feedback doesn't assist me in assisting you any further. Like I said the abs your feeling in the pedal is normal, and the abs light on means there is a problem with the abs system as I have already been over. Please rate my solution accordingly.
    Thank you,
    Lee

  • christoph84015 Aug 31, 2010

    i never said you didn't give me a solution so don't be a **** about it. How do i rate you? I want a second opinion. Thank you. Now your just a ****, but I'll still give you a good rating. I can post what i want. I pay you don't. THAT IS WHY YOUR RATING IS ONLY 86% OTHERWISE I WOULDN'T NEED A SECOND OPINION.

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    Lee A. Aug 31, 2010

    I am not sure why your getting so offensive, I am merely stating facts. Also I am at 86% because people need "second opinions" when they already have the facts and that drops my percentage. If you have any other questions let me know.
    Thanks you and have a great day,
    Lee

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Something is wrong with the ABS system - it kicks in randomly. Take out the front wheels and have a look at the brakes: are the sensors and their wiring in good condition, are the brake pads worn out too much or unevenly, are the callipers in good condition, are the brake lines in good condition, is the system well bled.
If all parts appear ok then it's a sensor (or unit problem) take the car to a shop to have the error codes read.

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