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brake issues help?

Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by ccc, Nov 17, 2009.

  1. Nov 17, 2009 at 8:40 AM
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    ccc

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    every once in a while when i'm breaking right before i come to a stop, the breaks start bucking/locking up a little bit. anyone have any ideas?
    its a 2004 regular cab 4x4, i just purchased a little over a month ago.
    thanks in advance
     
  2. Nov 17, 2009 at 9:32 AM
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    Is it bucking and locking or polsating?
     
  3. Nov 17, 2009 at 10:16 AM
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    once they lock up i let off (but its when i need to be breaking so...) i'll press on and its just a bit jerky almost like the caliper catching on something causing it to pulse break. does that help describe it better?
     
  4. Nov 17, 2009 at 10:26 AM
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    Is there a grinding sound?
     
  5. Nov 17, 2009 at 10:37 AM
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    no grinding, no noises.
     
  6. Nov 17, 2009 at 10:50 AM
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    Sounds like warped rotors. Anytime you buy a used vehicle you should go replace the brakes, belt, oil and filter, transmission fluid, differential fluid, and most times tires as needed.

    Replace your brakes and rotors and bleed the brakes and you should be fine.
     
  7. Nov 17, 2009 at 12:02 PM
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    Does your steering wheel shudder?
     
  8. Nov 17, 2009 at 4:14 PM
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    alteredillusions

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    x2 It could be a hung caliper but must of them time you would feel the truck pulling when you aren't braking cause it never released. but then if it is just when you are braking hard you could be feeling the abs working.
     
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