Question about Pontiac Vibe
Ok Have you recently replaced the pads? Do they act normal after they cool down? Are the pads in good condition, pads that are so worn that the caliper pistons come out beond their normal limit may stick there due to excessively worn pads. If so make sure they are at least factory grade quality Good are bendix, the only thing that can cause your symptoms is a bad master cylinder because it affects BOTH front calipers equally if it was a caliper it is likely to affect only ONE. Let me ask you this happens after driving in heavy traffic or after along drive?
If So there have been countless cases of boiling brake fluid, Old Brake Fluid gathers moisture and its boiling point is lowered, Fluch out ALL the old brake fluid and have new put it.
also is there any chance even the slightest chance that something other than brake fluid even a drop or two is enough to do damage. has been added to the master cylinder at any time? If so you need to replace EVERY PART IN THE BRAKE SYSTEM INCLUDING THE ABS CONTROLLER THAT HAS ANY RUBBER PIECES IN IT CALIPERS HOSES WHEEL CYLINDERS,MASTER CYLINDER just for your information.
I believe you have a bad master cylinder but do not buy a rebuilt one only bran new and preferably from the dealer.
Please contact me if you need more help and would you give me a good rating if you feel my information is helpful.
Thank you ,Randy
Posted on Aug 10, 2008
Has there been any update on this issue? I have the same problem. A year ago (right after I bought the car) the passenger side locked. I replaced the rotor, caliper, hoses, and pads. It stopped. Now I was having a problem eighths car shaking when braking. I replaced rotors, pads, and tires on both sides. My car drive perfectly for a week. Now after using the brakes frequently or once really hard, both sides lock up. Both rims are hot to the touch but not red. After I let the car cool everything resuMrs working fine. Any ideas?
Posted on Nov 08, 2013
2000 Ford F 150 the left front calliper is sticking. I have replaced caliper and short break line. Still Not fixed any help!
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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