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  • hal
    • CVO
      8/7/2012 CVO
      If the brakes of this vehicle are functioning properly , then you can suck out old brake fluid, add new fluid without bleeding the brakes.
      The reason to bleed the brakes because there is air in the brake lines.
    • HouseCallAuto
      8/7/2012 HouseCallAuto
      yes you can essentially empty the master cylinder reservoir, but that will not suck out what is inside the calipers and cylinders and brake hoses and lines. If your reasoning is that you simply want to replace your brake fluid, you would have to bleed the brakes at all four wheels to do that. Changing only the fluid in the reservoir is like doing nothing.
  • misy_here
    misy_here - 2005 Honda Civic - Brakes - 8/3/2012
    Brake does not catch too well. It works but it's not tight... Not sure how to describe it.
    Brake does not catch too well. It works but it's not tight... Not sure how to describe it.
    • jlofwash
      8/3/2012 jlofwash
      Not much to go on.... do they feel mushy or soft, havt to push to hard? Try to describe a little better.........
      8/22/2012 misy_here
      When I step on the break, it feels free and does not slow the car down fast enough...I always have to push further all the way down... :-(
    • john
      8/3/2012 john
      sounds like brakes need to be bled or change all together
  • ohhhjayyy
    ohhhjayyy - 1998 Honda Accord - Brakes - 8/1/2012
    A scrubbing, scraping sound under the car. Nothing is out of place but when i brake or drive at low speeds I hear it??
    We have been on a 3,000 mile trip for 6 days, noticed it 2 days ago. 200 pounds of luggage and 3 people in car. On left side. We checked to see if something was in the wheel well or stuck under the car but there's nothing it just sounds like something is scrubbing ...
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  • RockinJess
    RockinJess - 1994 Honda Civic - Brakes - 7/28/2012
    My brakes stopped working out of no where
    I was driving and notice my brake light had just turned on. I didnt know why so I tried to break and realized I no longer have breaks thankfully I found out with no one around me. Anyone know whats wrong and how much it would be to fix?
    • HouseCallAuto
      7/28/2012 HouseCallAuto
      You most likely have a rupture in a very rusted area of a steel brake line. Fill the master and start pumping the brake pedal and then begin looking under the car for the brake fluid dripping. The line will have to be cut out and a new line fabricated and installed using a double flaring tool only.
  • skism6095
    skism6095 - 1997 Honda Civic - Brakes - 7/27/2012
    Knocking noise when braking
    Only happens when I brake and only at low speed brakes.
    • TechSam
      7/27/2012 TechSam
      Rotors are warped?
    • Tim
      7/27/2012 Tim
      could be the rotors being warped, the caliper could also be loose and moving while braking. Also check to see if your axel boots are in good condition.
  • Tom
    Tom - 2001 Honda Civic - Brakes - 7/25/2012
    The rear brake lights won't go out.
    • jlofwash
      7/25/2012 jlofwash
      Lift up brake pedal w foot, does lights go off? If they do adjust switch above petal under dash. Even if they dont, thats the place to start trouble shooting,.....chk and update post..............
      7/25/2012 Tom
      Thank You, will go and try!
  • donshon
    donshon - 2009 Honda Accord - Brakes - 7/24/2012
    I'm hearing a squeacky sound randomly while driving the car. It sounds as if someone's rubbing steal against steal.
    The sound comes and goes and isn't necessarily made worse or better when I apply the brakes
    • TechSam
      7/22/2012 TechSam
      The front brake pads might be wearing out or the backing plate of the rotors touching.
      7/22/2012 donshon
      What is the solution, and how much would it approx. cost?
    • Jimm
      7/22/2012 Jimm
      Try the many on-line auto parts sources, such as; or for the replacement parts. For example, they (Rock Auto) list the front disc brake pads for around $14.00 for your vehicle.
    • Bill
      7/22/2012 Bill
      7/22/2012 donshon
    • Bill
      7/24/2012 Bill
      Very unusual for brakes to go bad in 25K. It although could be the factory disk pads wear sensor you are hearing, front brakes do wear out sooner than rear as a rule because they take the brunt of the stopping action. Ask around to see if anyone recommends a good brake mechanic to check them out would be my suggestion.
    • dewey
      7/24/2012 dewey
      if the squeacky stops when you appliy the breaks and it come back after you let off,your brakes need replaceing
      7/27/2012 Bill
      As I was saying, have a qualified mechanic check it out or remove the front tires and check the pad thickness, pads should be at least a 1/4 inch in thickness. If you do a lot of quick stops the front pads most likely are the culprit. Don't let this linger on too long before you do something otherwise you could be looking at scaring/scratching the rotors if this is the problem.
  • Patrick
    Patrick - 2009 Honda Accord - Brakes - 7/23/2012
    I have aknock coming from the front end but it only occurs when braking or moving of from a dead stop.
    Does not occur on cornering
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  • dan
    dan - 2004 Honda CR-V - Brakes - 7/22/2012
    Loud noise after driving for a few minutes, goes away when applying brake
    My car makes very loud noise. - The noise goes away when I apply brake. - It occurs only after driving for 15 minutes or so. Stop the car for a while and restart, the noise won't come back immediately, but will after driving for a while. - The noise is relatively ...
    • Jimm
      7/22/2012 Jimm
      Ususlly, this is the brake wear indicator - built into the disc brake pads. They have a small piece of metal that makes contact with the brake rotor when the brakes are not applied - to indicate time to change the disc brake pads; indicating thin friction material.
      Try the 'How-To-Guides' feature on the AutoMD website for more specific detail to inspect the brake pads and rotors.
      Try the many on-line auto parts sources, such as; or for the replacement parts.
  • dokbox
    dokbox - 2004 Honda Element - Brakes - 7/21/2012
    Does my car have brake discs and rotors on all 4 wheels?
    If I have "warped rotors" , does that mean I need rotors and discs replaced on all 4 wheels?
    • Jimm
      7/21/2012 Jimm
      Usually the warped rotors are replaced in pairs - if one of the front rotors are warped, then both front rotors would be replaced.
      Your vehicle has four wheel disc brakes. Try the many on-line auto parts sources, such as; or for the replacement parts. For exmple, they (Rock Auto) list the disc brake rotors for around $23.00 for your vehicle. Be sure to also replace the rotor grease (hub) seals with the new rotors.
  • clay
    clay - 1991 Honda Accord - Brakes - 7/20/2012
    Brakes fading
    Brakes fade on first application but will come back after 2nd or 3rd pump. Fluid level is up Ok so usually master cylinder right But what symptoms would indicate a proportioning valve?
    • jlofwash
      7/20/2012 jlofwash
      sounds like you have air in your break lines, it u can build up pressure when pumping the brake, its a classic sign of air in the lines. try bleeding the air out.
      7/2/2013 clay
      Thanks you were right
  • carlos
    carlos - 1992 Honda Accord - Brakes - 7/16/2012
    When I brake? The brake pedal is really hard? And also when I'm driving it seems like the brake is engaged??
    And it also feels like the brakes are still engaged cuz the car slows down in its own??
    0 answer
  • bigfoot421
    bigfoot421 - 1980 Honda Prelude - Brakes - 7/14/2012
    Front right brake suddenly started making an obnoxious grinding noise; what would cause this and how can I fix it?
    Brake has been squeaky in the mornings and occasionally right after a warm start up. At least that's when it's been most noticeable. Grinding noise happen after I began rolling backwards on a slight downward slope with out having motor running. Started motor, ...
    • Jimm
      7/14/2012 Jimm
      Several possibilities; worn brake pads (replace brake pads with new), worn / faulty brake rotors (replace with new). Check the 'How-To-Guides' feature on the AutoMD website for the specific steps to inspect and repair the front disc brakes.
  • odie
    odie - 1996 Honda Civic - Brakes - 7/11/2012
    My honda civic break petal went all the way down
    My petal sink more than normal one time what can it be?
  • dkaufman
    dkaufman - 2009 Honda Accord - Brakes - 7/10/2012
    Why do my brakes click when I turn or press on the brakes?
    I drive a 2006 Honda civic sedan. I just put new brakes on last year as well.
    0 answer