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  • maad2357
    maad2357 - 2012 Honda Accord - Brakes - 4/4/2013
    The steering wheel shakes when I apply the brakes
    My mileage is 16494 miles. This occurs at while braking at 40miles per/hour and higher. But it happen at speeds of 30 miles per/hour. And other times it brakes normally.
    • millender21
      4/4/2013 millender21
      You need to get new rotors and brake pads. this will fix your problem.
    • Jimm
      4/4/2013 Jimm
      Recommend to first check with your local dealership - at less than 17k miles on the vehicle, there may be warranty coverage for these brake items. If not, then you can replace these yourself to save costs - try the 'How-To-Guides' feature on the AutoMD website for more specific steps.
      Check the many on-line auto parts sources, such as;,,, or - to list only a few. For example, they (RockAuto) list the front disc brake rotors from around $21.00 each and the disc pads from around $12.70 (per axle set) for your vehicle.
      Be sure to purchase the upgraded rotors and pads - not the less expensive 'economy' versions - and stick with the known brand names; Raybestos, Bendix, Beck Arnley, Wagner, Delphi - for all the brake components - these will be OEM (original equipment) or better quality. Be sure to also replace the wheel bearings (around $50.00 each per wheel) when replacing the front brake rotors.
  • abramholmes
    abramholmes - 1991 Honda Accord - Brakes - 3/30/2013
    Brake lamp on
    light come's on when touch the brake pedle and stay;s on until turn ignition off
    • CVO
      3/30/2013 CVO
      Check the Stoplight switch, it directs current to the stop lights, cruise control, and shift interlock to turn them on or off.
      It may still engage.
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  • jazzie1962
    jazzie1962 - 2002 Honda CR-V - Brakes - 3/7/2013
    When i break my car jerks.just had starter put on the same was not jerking before.have new breaks front&back two
    also check engine light is on [d]-test saig something about throtter. all started when new starter put on.
    0 answer
  • jcruz303
    jcruz303 - 2004 Honda Accord - Brakes - 3/2/2013
    What does the safety relay do??
    • HouseCallAuto
      3/2/2013 HouseCallAuto
      I never heard of a safety relay at all, and if there is one, I never heard of it being in a Honda. I am sure that it must have a more recognizable name that this mechanic of 36 years on the job may have heard of before. But safety relay, no. Reminds me of a muffler bearing or a Finnegan pin.
  • hunterrwiilson
    hunterrwiilson - 1998 Honda Civic - Brakes - 2/28/2013
    My emergency brake light flashes randomly even though the E-Brake is down. Usually in 1st or 2nd gear and turning.
    It's a 98 Honda civic lx, manual
    • Joe Boulay
      2/28/2013 Joe Boulay
      Your brake fluid resevoir has a float, and as your brake fluid drops as brake pads wear. When the fluid level gets low enough a switch is activated when the float drops, and the brake warning light will illuminate. In your case it maybe that the fluid level is not yet quite low enough to have the light stay on continuously . Hope this helps :)
      Joe Boulay
      Automotive Technician & Author
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  • craigquakertown
    craigquakertown - 2007 Honda Fit - Brakes - 2/17/2013
    Car squeaks while driving and foot is off the brake pedal city driving
    As you come off brakes it starts happening
    • Jimm
      2/17/2013 Jimm
      Usually, this sound is the brake wear sensors built into the brake pad - these are small bits of metal that will ride on the brake rotor giving an audible signal to check and /or replace the disc brake pads.
      Check the many different on-line auto parts sources; such as -, and for the replacement parts. For example, they (RockAuto) list the replacement disc brake pads from around $5.99 for the front axle set.
  • Tony201
    Tony201 - 1994 Honda Civic - Brakes - 2/9/2013
    None abs rotors and abs rotors?
    My car has abs sensors...can I buy rotors that are none abs being that there cheaper then abs rotors or do I have to get the right rotors and why... Thanks
    • Jimm
      2/9/2013 Jimm
      If the vehicle has anti-lock brakes (ABS), then the rotors must also be the ABS style - for the simple reason of safety; you do not want to disable the ABS system by using the incorrect replacement rotors.
      Try the many on-line auto parts sources, such as;, and for the replacement parts. For example, they (RockAuto) lists the replacement brake rotors (ABS style) from around $10.00 each (rear) and from around $13.00 each for the front. This is not expensive - nor are they difficult to replace.
      Simply retract the brake pads, unbolt / remove the brake caliper, and remove the brake rotor - it merely slides over the wheell hub and wheel studs.
  • Tony201
    Tony201 - 1994 Honda Civic - Brakes - 2/8/2013
    Do I have to buy abs rotors if I have abs brakes??
    None abs rotors are less expensive can I use them and how do I know if my abs sensors even work on my 94 civic ex thanks
  • test_who
    test_who - 2008 Honda Accord - Brakes - 2/8/2013
    Which is the best DIY guide
    Author too
  • mike3cars
    mike3cars - 2007 Honda Accord - Brakes - 2/7/2013
    Is the hub assembly one piece or can I just pull the nut and re pack the bearing?
    Warpd rotors trying to replace them
    • HouseCallAuto
      2/7/2013 HouseCallAuto
      To replace the rotors does not require disassembly of the hub. The rotors are free floating except retained by a set screw with a phillips Stove head bolt
      2/28/2013 mike3cars
      Thank you
  • springerman
    springerman - 2002 Honda Accord - Brakes - 1/30/2013
    When I apply the brakes there is a buzzing sound in the right front wheel
    Also traction control light is on
    0 answer
  • zgrubbs
    zgrubbs - 1991 Honda Civic - Brakes - 1/28/2013
    Head lights dim, stereo looses power when brakes applied
    head lights dim & stereo/CD player looses power briefly when brakes are applied. Sporadic problem but occurs more often when it's cold. Replaced steering column switch but no change. Hear a click sometimes. Once lost all headlights, interior lights/dash lights ...
    • hikegnp
      1/28/2013 hikegnp
      You might check all of you brake lights and make sure there is not any water in a socket. I had a car that was blowing a fuse when the lights were turned on and once I pulled out the light bulbs and cleaned the contacts off, the problem went away. Must have had enough moisture or debris that was causing the short.
  • guy
    guy - 1997 Honda CR-V - Brakes - 12/29/2012
    SRS light stays on after changing dead battery how to clear on 1997 Honda CR-V
    SRS light stays on after changing dead battery how to clear on 1997 Honda CR-V
    • Joe Boulay
      12/29/2012 Joe Boulay
      knowing what code was stored in the SRS system would be helpful. I have seen an overcharging alternator due to a faulty voltage regulator cause the SRS light to illuminate. Check to see if alternator voltage is not above 14.50 volts. Otherwise you will need to pull the code out with an appropriate scan tool and diagnose from there. Hope this helps.
      Joe Boulay
      Automotive Technician & Author
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