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  • sandrashannan
    sandrashannan - 1997 Pontiac Grand Am - Brakes - 3 hours ago
    What would make my roaters keep warping
    I changed roaters breaks and calipers,Please help
     
    • CVO
      3 hours ago CVO
      The rotors keep warping due to a habit driving such as
      1. a foot always rests on the brake pedal and it's causing the brake pads heated up the rotors, then they will warp.
      2. When the car runs down to the hill slope, use the transmission low gear to slow down the car not the brakes.
  • LoveChild
    LoveChild - 2006 Pontiac G6 - Brakes - 11/14/2014
    How to replace a brake pedal censor?
    My brake light work some times but most of the time they do not. I bought a brake pedal censor, but I do not know how to put it in or where it goes. It happens when I am driving. It started about a week a go.The check engine light is on some of the time.
     
    • Mrfixitaaron
      11/14/2014 Mrfixitaaron
      If u look up into you dash form the drivers side floor board, look up on the top of the brake pedal, usually yellowish in color
  • Laura
    Laura - 2008 Pontiac Grand Prix - Brakes - 11/6/2014
    Why do my brakes still squeal?
    My front brakes were really squeaky. My boyfriend changed them and now they still squeal when Im backing straight. Why?
     
  • Jer
    Jer - 2001 Pontiac Bonneville - Brakes - 9/30/2014
    Emergency brake broke but not on
    202,500 the parking break broke on me when i pushed it in sounded like it snapped. the brake light is on but brakes are not activated. the car can be driven and it brakes fine. what can i do?
     
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  • Jer
    Jer - 2001 Pontiac Bonneville - Brakes - 9/30/2014
    Emergency brake broke but not on
    202,500 the parking break broke on me when i pushed it in sounded like it snapped. the brake light is on but brakes are not activated. the car can be driven and it brakes fine. what can i do?
     
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  • Karen W.
    Karen W. - 1999 Pontiac Grand Am - Brakes - 9/14/2014
    Brakes do not work after car is started
    we have replaced all lines, master cly.,booster, and proportioning valve. Now only have rear brakes.
     
    • alex
      9/14/2014 alex
      look up how to bleed abs system that should fix you up is your brake light flashing a code could be a problem with the abs controller. but that should make your brake light in the dash flash.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1997 Pontiac Trans Sport - Brakes - 8/8/2014
    My flasher lights stay on don't have no signal lights
    flasher lights stay on at all times replaced all the bulbs but still no signal lights
     
  • Charles
     
    • jdl
      8/6/2014 jdl
      If you have never had the brake fluid lines loose, you have a leak, somewhere? Are all you brake pads/shoes ok? Your master cylinder could have a problem? Check for abs codes.

      Don't take any brake lines or fittings loose, until your sure no pressure on the system. Is the abs module integrated with the master cylinder or separate?
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix - Brakes - 7/20/2014
    Rust in brake housing
    Mileage $84,000 brakes replaced 3 months ago Is there anything I can use to get rid of the rust that will not impact the brakes themselfs?
     
    • Jimm
      7/20/2014 Jimm
      Need more information - where exactly is the rust or corrosion in question? On which specific brake part or component is the rust noted?
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1995 Pontiac Grand Prix - Brakes - 7/4/2014
    Need help with 95 Pontiac Grand Prix gtp ABS/brakes problem. Leaking fluid and not full use of brakes.
    I own a 1995 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP with the 3.4L DOHC. Since I have owned the car, I have not had ABS which is not a problem for me. But i recently changed my back brakes and within a few days was leaking brake fluid from under the ABS Hydrolic Unit. The back ...
     
    • Jimm
      7/4/2014 Jimm
      No ABS may be related to severai possibilities; dirty/faulty sensors, wiring or connection issues, ABS control module, ABS relay or fuse. Have the ABS system scanned for any stored fault codes as one first step.
      Jimm
      7/4/2014 AutoMD Member
      Jimm, its not the ABS that Im worried about. I can deal with that, have had none the 3 years I have owned the car. What Im trying to figure out is after I changed my back brakes, why and where exactly did it start leaking fluid from around the ABS and cause my back brakes to not fully function. Im sure the extra pressure from the changing of the back brakes cause something to fail, Im just hoping it was something like a gasket, etc. and not something major like the ABS hydrolic unit itself.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix - Brakes - 6/10/2014
    Brake fluid not reaching brake fluid level sensor in reservoir
    The dash says my brake fluid is low. I check the resevoir and it's full. I replace the sensor and it's dry. Seems as if only half of the resevoir is filling but I don't see an obvious problem why.
     
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix - Brakes - 6/10/2014
    Brake fluid not reaching sensor in brake fluid resevoir
    The dash says my brake fluid is low. I check the resevoir and it's full. I replace the sensor and it's dry. Seems as if only half of the resevoir is filling but I don't see an obvious problem why.
     
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix - Brakes - 5/20/2014
    When I brake it feels like the brakes are thumping, what is this?
    I just had my brake pads replaced and the problem got worse
     
    • Jimm
      5/20/2014 Jimm
      Several possibilities; faulty front brake caliper hardware / bolts, faulty / warped front brake rotors.

      The parts are readily available from these many on-line sources, www.partsgeek.com, www.rockauto.com, www.discountautoparts.com, www.autopartswarehouse.com, www.jcwhitney.com - to list only a few possibilities. The various front brake rotors are listed in price from around $20.00 each - from RockAuto.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix - Brakes - 3/16/2014
    How to find a brake fluid leak? Is there something a mechanic can do to make it easier to find it.
    I have had to add about 4 ounces of brake fluid 3 weeks after filling resorvoir to maximum. I looked around reservoir and placed newspaper by wheels and could not find. Any suggestions on how to find or where else to look for the leak?
     
    • Affordable Auto Service
      Check for fluid under master cylinder where it meets vacuum booster, also check under dash where brake pedal comes through firewall. If you have drum brakes remove wheels and brake drums and check for leakage at wheel cylinders. finally a visual check under vehicle along all brake lines.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix - Brakes - 3/15/2014
    How to find a brake fluid leak. Do mechanics how something to help find it
    I've looked for leak around resorvoir, and master cylinder and place newspapers at backside of tires; and cannot find leak (i've added about 4 ounces 3 weeks after topping off resorvoir. Any advice on how to find it and where else to look. Does a mechanic have a ...
     
    • HouseCallAuto
      3/15/2014 HouseCallAuto
      If there are no external leaks at the lines then you have to remove all tires and look at calipers and / or drum brake cylinders and also consider the rear of the master leaking into the brake booster.
      HouseCallAuto
      3/15/2014 HouseCallAuto
      By the way, an experienced mechanic would figure it out.