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    i think my car might have a brake problem please help

    this is my first car so i dont know much but im learning

    heres whats been happening

    im driving then all of the sudden my break pedal it starts to get all stiff then i smell this burning smell normal the break is loose then when this thing happens the break gets all stiff like a cant really press it in but the car still stops and then i smell this burning smell
    but then after 5-10 mins it goes away then the breaks are back to normal

    i get scared and pull over and check under the hood and stuff and the smell goes away i checked my brake fluid its high does can anyone help to know what is happening

    also when that problem happens my car cant excellerate as fast ive noticed







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    Re: i think my car might have a brake problem please help

    Sounds like a caliper locking up..



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    Re: i think my car might have a brake problem please help

    Could be break lines/broken calipers.
    Happened on my car, rear left wheel locked.
    Replaced caliper and brakes, but still locked. Ended up being break lines



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    Re: i think my car might have a brake problem please help

    When it happens again immediately stop your car and check all 4 tire areas. At least one of them will probably be hotter than usual and have that smell coming from it.




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    Re: i think my car might have a brake problem please help

    yea its werid cause it happens then it goes away it will probaly come back again so ill find out

    i had all the brakes replaced like a year ago not me the owner before me i have the papers the assholes that installed it must of did it wrong




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    Re: i think my car might have a brake problem please help

    could this be just a temporary problem or do i have to take it to a shop




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    Re: i think my car might have a brake problem please help

    Quote Originally Posted by markak134 View Post
    could this be just a temporary problem or do i have to take it to a shop
    Well that depends on a lot of variables...mainly your mechanic skills and the difficulty of the actual problem




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    Re: i think my car might have a brake problem please help

    Brakes aren't something to mess with, If you don't know what a stuck caliper is like, just take it to a mechanic.

    How often is it happening?
    In my experience car problems don't go away on their own.




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