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Brake Diagnostic

You will find on this page of freecardiagnostic.com, brake diagnostic guide for car brakes common problem. The brake problem on this page is a common technician experience, this will only serve as a guide and will not guarantee to solve your brake problem, please feel free to read out the brake diagnostic articles below.

All Brakes Partly on after Brake Pedal is Release

After the brake pedal is released all brakes are still partly on.

Brake Warning Light Came On Steadily While Driving

When you step on the brake pedal you have to step extra hard to stop the car.

Brake Pedal is Hard to Depress When Braking

When you step on the brake pedal you have to step extra hard to stop the car.

Clunk Noise from Front End When Braking

When the brake pedal is depressed there is a clunk noise coming from the front end.

Click Noise on the Front End When Braking

When there is a loose component on the disc brakes a clicking noise is heard during braking. Usually, the bracket mounting of the brake caliper is most likely the component to be loose.

Rear Brake Dragging after Brake Pedal is Release

A car rear wheel is mostly a drum-type brake, with this type of brake it consists of a cylinder piston that forces the brake shoe against the drum when the brake pedal is depressed.

Squealing Noise on Brakes

Brake pads consist of thin piece metal that is connected to the pad called the wear sensor. If the pad is getting low the wear sensor will start to make contact with the brake disc and this causes the squealing noise you have heard to warn you that the pads is extremely low and needed to be replaced with a new one.

Brake Pedal Vibrates When Braking

Front pads and disc mate with each other, if these two components are not in even contact with each other it will result in a vibration that can easily be felt on the brake pedal especially during braking.

Brake Pedal Goes Further than Normal

The first thing to do is to check the level of the brake fluid. Open the hood of your car and locate the reservoir for brake fluid, usually it is located on the top of brake master cylinder. Observe if the fluid level is below the upper lip of the reservoir cover.

Rattling Sound Coming from Brake

The rattling sound that comes from the brake is usually caused by loose parts on the affected brakes that produce the sound when it vibrates.

Brakes Making Grinding Noise

When brakes are making a grinding noise while the brakes are applied, this indicates excessively worn brake linings.

Car Shakes When Braking

Usually when a car shakes when braking this has something to do with a problem on the rear brakes. This happens when the brake shoe and the drum do not have even contact with each other or in short misaligned.

Spongy Brake Pedal When Braking

When a brake pedal feels spongy when braking, it is usually an indication of an air presence in the brake line.

Brake Pedal Goes to Floor

If the brake pedal goes to the floor when the brake is applied, it usually means that there is a leak on the master cylinder.

Car Pulls to One Side When Braking

When the car pulls to one side when the brake is applied, there are three possible causes for this problem that is the front tires, front end, and front brakes.

Grinding Noise when Braking

Several problems occur on the brake system and the most common of them all is grinding noise when braking.

Brake Warning Light Flashing

You might not know but at the top of the brake fluid reservoir there's a sensor which causes the brake warning light to go on whenever the brake fluid level is low.

Anti-lock Braking System Warning Light Came On While Driving

If the anti-lock braking system warning light came on while driving this indicates fault somewhere in anti-lock brake system An anti-lock brake system is fairly complicated.

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