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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 - www.autopartswarehouse.com, www.partsgeek.com and www.rockauto.com 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; www.autopartswarehouse.com, www.partsgeek.com and www.rockauto.com 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
      HouseCallAuto
      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
     
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  • 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
      Hello
      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
      joe@joeboulay.com
      www.joeboulay.com
  • Jeff
    Jeff - 2008 Honda Civic - Brakes - 12/25/2012
    When I brake, I hear a grinding sound. What is the problem? I have a 1997 Ford Expedition.
    It is not a loud grinding, but it gets a little louder the closer the car gets to stopping.
     
    • rick
      12/25/2012 rick
      Would have to say it's time for a brake job . The pads are worn out . Drive it for long like that and it will cost more and more . Merry Cristmas
    • Jimm
      12/25/2012 Jimm
      Most likely the brake pads are worn. You'll need to have the front wheels / front end raised off the ground (support with jack stands). Remove the front wheels to inspect the brake pads and rotors condition and for excess wear / metal-on-metal grinding.
      Try the 'How-To-Guides' feature on the AutoMD website for the specific steps to inspect and repair the front disc brakes. Try the many on-line auto parts sources, such as; www.autopartswarehouse.com or www.rockauto.com for the replacement parts. For example they (RockAuto) list the brake pads from around $8.65 (per axle set) and the front rotors for around $16.00 each for your vehicle.
  • emy3363
    emy3363 - 1997 Honda Civic - Brakes - 12/23/2012
    2002 sienna,break and abs light on at start then comes off when start driving. then when stop only abs blinking.
    i have 100k miles,engine analizer all normal
     
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  • prits..
    prits.. - 2000 Honda Accord - Brakes - 12/14/2012
    My brake pad are actually gone. How to replace them??
    Brake problem
     
    • Jimm
      12/14/2012 Jimm
      Try the 'How-To-Guides' feature on the AutoMD website for the brake pads replacement / brake service steps. Try the many on-line auto parts sources; such as - www.autopartswarehouse.com or www.rockauto.com for the replacement parts. For example,they (RockAuto) list the front disc brake pads (axle set) for around $6.30 for your vehicle. Be sure to purchase a good quality, brand name brake pad.
      Jimm
      2/18/2013 prits..
      thanks
  • kevindpletscher
    kevindpletscher - 2001 Honda CR-V - Brakes - 12/10/2012
    The dash-light for the brakes comes on occasionally and I cannot find anything wrong with the brakes.
    I inspected the shoes,pads,drums,rotors,calipers,wheel cyllinders,lines master cyllinder and found no leaks or any problems.Any ideas where to look for the problem?
     
    • Bill
      12/10/2012 Bill
      Sensor (wheel sensor) ABS wiring loose or faulty.
      Bill
      12/10/2012 Bill
      Or, brake fluid low
  • dcm2d
    dcm2d - 2008 Honda Civic - Brakes - 12/9/2012
    Metal sound on driver side... Not consistent..
    Squealing metal sound... If we brake to about 5mph it stops or sharp turning of the wheel makes it stop.
     
    • Jimm
      12/9/2012 Jimm
      First step - raise the vehicle (support with jack stands) to inspect the brakes and steering bushings to see the condition. Use the 'How-To-Guides' feature on the AutoMD website as your guide to describe the inspection steps.
      Try the many on-line auto parts sources, such as; www.autopartswarehouse.com or www.rockauto.com for the replacement parts, such as the brake and steering components
  • vnaauao
    vnaauao - 1993 Honda Civic - Brakes - 12/7/2012
    The BRAKES warning lamp in my dash is on. Brake pedal goes to floor. Master cylinder?
    Pedal is normal (has resistance) when car is off but goes down to the floor when car is on. I have to use the hand brake sometimes to stay at a complete stop.
     
    • Jimm
      12/7/2012 Jimm
      With the loss of braking when the engine is 'on' this indicates a faulty power brake brake booster. Try the many on-line auto parts sources, such as; www.autopartswarehouse.com or www.rockauto.com for the replacement parts.
  • grandmasgirl
    grandmasgirl - 1997 Honda Civic - Brakes - 11/30/2012
    When im driving giving the car gas it continuously makes the screetching noise.
    Then when I let go of the gas peddle and pump my brakes its stops screething
     
    • Jimm
      11/30/2012 Jimm
      Need more information - wher is the noise originating from? By the front wheels - if yes, then check the brake pads wear sensors - it may be time to replace the disc brake pads.
      Is the noise originating from under the hood? Does the noise change with engine speeds? If yes, check the drive belt and tensioner.
 
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