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  • 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.
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  • 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; or 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
    0 answer
  • 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 - or 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.
      2/18/2013 prits..
  • 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.
      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; or 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; or 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.
  • pacu
    pacu - 2003 Honda Accord - Brakes - 11/29/2012
    Brake fluid leak at the front tire
    I guess brake fluid is leaking, I found a spot on my garage floor behind the driver side front tire. what could be the problem ?
    • Jimm
      11/29/2012 Jimm
      Several possibilities; faulty flexible brake hose at the caliper, faulty / leaking brake caliper. Remove the front wheel on that side for closer examination.
    • james
      11/29/2012 james
      Sounds like your mastercylinder maybe leaking .If no fluid around brake caliper area .look at bottom off power booster if fluid pull master away from booster and best bet is fluid has leaked into booster and filled it with brake fluid. Ps you should also feel brake pedal fade when brakes applied hard.
  • Brian
    Brian - 2004 Honda Civic - Brakes - 11/27/2012
    I hear a Noise when I release my brake pedal but not when I press down.
    No other issues with the pedal and did the brake booster test.
    • mariacarmenf
      11/27/2012 mariacarmenf
      You need to replace the break pads. I had the same situation.
  • tony
    tony - 1998 Honda Civic - Brakes - 11/24/2012
    What is the roter on my bracks
    Front wheels shack
    • Jimm
      11/24/2012 Jimm
      The brake rotor is the disc that the brake caliper and brake pads grip in order to slow down the vehicle when braking. It is attached at the wheels to the lugs and to the front axle shaft. The brake rotors are inexpensive and easy to replace / change out. Try the 'How-To-Guides' feature on the AutoMD website for the specific steps to change out the rotors.

      Try the many on-line auto parts sources, such as; or for the replacement parts. For example, they (Rock Auto) list the front brake rotors for around $15.00 each for your vehicle.
  • yubee
    yubee - 2009 Honda Accord - Brakes - 11/18/2012
    What could cause the steering to shake when braking at above 80m/h
    it wont shake if i keep taping the brakes gently and intermittently
    • Jimm
      11/18/2012 Jimm
      Usually, the shaking while applying brake pedal pressure indicates worn or warped brake rotors. Time to replace or at least have them resurfaced - if there is enough material (thickness) remaining. This is not an uncommon problem, and fortunately the brake rotors are not expensive.

      When replacing the brake rotors, go ahead and replace the wheel bearings and the grease seals, as well - at the same time. The front brake rotors are around $16.00 each, and the wheel bearings are around $42.00 each. The wheel seals are around $4.00 each - for your vehicle. Source: for the repalcement parts.
  • djskoob
    djskoob - 1997 Honda Accord - Brakes - 11/17/2012
    Why does my car shake when I apply brakes and have a rumbling noise when cruising?
    The rumbling noise sounds kinda like when a tire has a dent in it or off shape but it does it at all cruising speeds. And the car shakes when the brakes are applied and both problems seem to be coming from the front end if car
    • Joe Boulay
      11/17/2012 Joe Boulay
      It sounds like your brake rotors may have excessive run out causing the brake pulsation. It also sounds like you may have a bad wheel bearing or both bearings.
      Hope this helps you :)
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