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When release the brake pedal i get a thump

What could be the cause of this? it only happens , whenever i release the brake pedal..from a dead stop,, maybe does it 75% of the time.. what could the problem be?

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  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    when i press the brake pedal it stop's but the pedal will not come back up i can pull it up and the brake's release

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    when i press the brake pedal it stop's but the pedal will not come back up i can pull it up and the brake's release


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I would suspect a broken spring. When a spring is broken either the front or rear, or even the hold down spring, it can cause things to slap around rather than move back into position smoothly. It might be a rear suspension problem also. Maybe a bad bushing or loose bolt. Have it looked at by a mechanic soon. It is always better to take a few minutes for prevention than it is to take a few weeks to heal from an accident. had a Ford Aerostar that did this and I discovered that the Emergency brake had been stuck on and when I used the brakes it would clunk because the of the extra pressure put onto the drums.

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