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Old 08-31-2012, 01:52 PM   #1
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Feels like Brakes are stuck

Driving around today, I felt like my brakes were engaged. Acceleration is slow, and I wasn't able to get above 40 MPH. The brake peddle seemed to be tight, and didn't have as much play as it usually does. I haven't done any reapirs or maintenance lately.

Does anyone have any suggestions as to where to start troubleshooting?

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Old 08-31-2012, 01:55 PM   #2
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Happened to me a few months ago, take off the brake pads, and use some brake cleaner to spray the piston/pistons down if they feel like the are stuck and play with it for a few minutes to work it in. Then do some hard braking around a parking lot of something to make sure the squeeze/retract like they are suppose to.

Is your pedal soft? It could be something else in the system.

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Old 08-31-2012, 02:01 PM   #3
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The pedal actually feels hard.
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Old 08-31-2012, 02:55 PM   #4
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if you don't smell your brakes being toasted than your brakes are not locked.

it happened to me 2 weeks ago and the smell was very intense that you cant miss it. it turned out that the front left side was locked.

so i disassembled the brakes cleaned everything , and now it works fine.

you may need to bleed/calibrate
He who digs a hole and scoops it out falls into the pit he has made..............and if he has lockers he can simply get out of it!
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