This article discusses the potential causes of five tough brake problems that occur with some frequency and provides the home mechanic with general guidelines for the repair of these brake malfunctions. These five problems are: (1) a brake-system malfunction which causes the car to pull to one side; (2) a pulsating brake pedal; (3) brake squeal; (4) a brake pedal that goes to the floor or almost to the floor and then "pumps up" to a normal position after repeated applications; and (5) no brake lights.

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    Hearst Magazines

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  • Authors:
    • Stenquist, P
  • Publication Date: 1985-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 35-38
  • Serial:
    • Popular Mechanics
    • Volume: 162
    • Issue Number: 4
    • Publisher: Hearst Magazines
    • ISSN: 0032-4558

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00452372
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-038 776
  • Files: HSL, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 31 1986 12:00AM