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My brake pads dont touch the wheel when i go to brake therefore the brakes dont work and i cant stop how do i fix it

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Sounds like you need to adjust the tension spring on the brake arm that has the pad rubbing, Not the Cable.

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Brakes are hard to depress causing stopping problem

1: inspect all brake linings first.
no pulling left or right braking?
the car has 100% full manual brakes. if the brake booster fails.
(its only and assist !!! for 50lb small folks)
so does it? it takes more pedal pressure but has 100% full braking.
this is no accident its by design.
make sure none of the brake shoes/pads are soaked in DoT3/4 fluid
or grease or gear oil.
and no brake fluid leaks end to end, this is really #1 on all cars.
look, then look again. even behind and in front of the master cylinder.
look at tires (inside for fluid leaks>)
2: do the booster test. did the vacuum hose to it fall off?
or got pinched, or ?

google brake booster test
if ABS system. get it all checked,
if ABS get the ABS scanned.

if you cant stop correctly,,,,???? , dont drive.
get it fixed.

May 06, 2014 | 1999 Jeep Wrangler

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I have a 1993 Toyota pickup truck and I am having a brake problem. I have replaced the brake pads, calipers, brake booster, lower lines, checked for vaccum, master cylinder and I still do not have brakes.

Hello, do you have brake in the front or in the back or both? Have you bled the air out of the braking system? You need to think this through instead of RR--remove and replace. The hydraulic brake are the most reliable system that the brake shoes or pads could be down to the metal and it would still stop the vehicle. You lose a brake line or brakes on one wheel, and it will still stop the vehicle with two wheel cylinder or pads working. The brake system is diagonal that is; left front/right rear and right front/left rear. Therefore, if the vehicle loses any one braking system the other will work.

Now, on your Toyota Truck there is load compensator valve hook to the frame with the two rear wheel line going into this valve. The a lever the attached to the rear differential. The way it suppose to work is when a load in placed in the bed of the truck. The load dynamic will position the differential by the load pushing down on the bed. This causes the load lever arm to change position and slightly closing the valve; in turn, limits the brake pressure on the rear wheels.

I don't know why Toyota Motors installed this load compensator valve. It more trouble than what it worth. I have removed these load valves, and took it apart, and plug the valve piston hole with a brass plug. This lets the brake pressure flow evenly through out the braking system.

Remember, you need to bleed the braking system of air and I mean all the air bubbles for the braking system could operate appropriately to manufacture specification. GB...stewbison

Aug 30, 2011 | 1993 Toyota Pickup

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2003 Lexus es300 has high pitch squeel in front driver side tire, stops when brakes are applied or when I turn the wheel

u need front brake pads...the noise u hear is a warning sensor that is on the brake will touch the brake rotor when the brake pads r getting very low an about ready to start grinding into the brake rotors

Jul 16, 2011 | 2003 Lexus ES 300

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Have 1992 accord ex with abs , abs light is on and the brake peddle goes nearly to floor before car stops. put a new brake booster and bleed the brakes and pads or good.

the abs and brakes are related, but not brakes are not dependent on abs. you mentioned you got new brake pads and the brake pedal got fixed? if it didnt get fixed, then your master cylinder might be going out, its the only logical thing if you bled your brake pads. about the abs, it stands for anti-lock braking system. what it does is at instant high speed stops, it pumps your brakes very fast to stop your wheels from locking up, which prevents your car from skidding, and allows you to manouver your steering wheel as you are braking. very helpful, but not essential. it is like passanger or even drivers airbags, definately better to have, but not essential. if you dont have money to fix your abs right now, dont worry about it, as at least half the cars on the road, including newer, basic cars are not equiped with abs. another thing, abs is a relative new technology, which became common in the 1990s, which means before that, cars didnt have abs, so if someone says to fix it right away because it is 100 percent dangerous, they are just exagerating. just take a little extra precaution while braking, thats all. on the other hand, if you do have the money to fix the abs, you can start by retrieving the code first using a paper clip:

this will lead you in the right direction. hope this helps, and if you need any help, leave a comment and ill gladly respond. goodluck

Jun 18, 2011 | 1992 Honda Accord

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I have a squealing/screeching noise at my right front wheel area. Cop stopped my daughter with a warning to get it fixed. It's a 2001 S10. Could this be the brakes? It stops when the brakes are...

Brake pads may be worn to the point where the warning indicators are touching down onto the rotor. It's usually a metal strip that rubs on the rotor when the pad wears to the limits, causing a screeching noise as a warning. It'd be easy enough to check by just removing the wheel and inspecting the pads to see. Take it to a mechanic if you're unable to check it yourself.

Dec 31, 2010 | Chevrolet S 10 Cars & Trucks

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Sharp squeaking from rt rear wheel. Might be a bearing but it stops if i apply light brake pressure

your rear brakes need servicing!!Those sqeaking noises are from metal pins within the brake pads. They touch the rotor surface when the pads are worn. Usually when brakes are applied they tend to silence the squeal. Inspect the rear brakes for pad thickness. Hopefully this helpd!!

Aug 14, 2010 | 2004 Toyota RAV4

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Loud squeaky noise from front tires when turning and somtimes whe

Hi my name is Tom and I can help you.

Driving with your emergency brake on is only going to affect your rear brakes. There is a cable running from the emergency brake lever to your rear brakes.

You did not say how long you drove with the emergency brake on, but even a short distance and you forced the front brakes to do the work of stopping the car. This causes overuse which translates to heat. When the brakes over heat they "fade" and do not stop the car effectively.

In addition the heavy load of doing all the stopping causes the brakes not to realign. Therefore, when you go around corners the brakes pads will rub against the rotors.

I would suggest you get the brakes looked at or look at them yourself. I can help you do the job but I would need to talk to you directly. Let me know what I can do to help.


Jun 29, 2010 | 1995 Ford Escort

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I have a 2002 jetta... the left wheel e brake is locking

Yes you have a bad caliper, if the car is ABS equipped try to take it to a brake specialist, the system is pressure charged.

Jul 08, 2009 | 2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI

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Loud squeek from drivers side front wheel when turning left, even while at a stop

sounds like it could be a hub cap not fully seated flexing with the wheel. Pull it off and just make sure its not loose lugnuts.

Jun 24, 2009 | 2003 Ford F350 Super Duty DRW SuperCab

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