I have a 1999 Buick Century. While coming to a stop it seems like the
brakes, I guessed the front passenger side, really grab and the
vehicle comes to a quick halt. It does not do this when you first
start out but only after you've made a couple stops.
I jacked her up and the brakes and rotors look fine. I took the RF
caliper off and pushed the piston in and applied disk quiet to the
back of the pads. The brakes were fine for a few days then the
problem started again all of a sudden. Any help or ideas would be
Yes, it certainly could be. Mike Hunter was correct in his explanation
above--pay attention. Try jacking up front end when brakes are hot and have
started pulling. Spin one wheel by hand, press brake pedal hard, release
pedal and immediately see if the wheel is stuck. Do opposite one. If
either one sticks ON after being pressed and released, clean left one as you
did right one. If problem persists, I'd replace both hoses.
Keep in mind: if it pulls right, it could be due to 1 of 2 things:
either (1) left brake is not stopping at all or (2) right brake is stopping
too hard. Bad hoses can cause brake to stick ON, or not allow fluid to
reach caliper at all--depending on how it has deteriorated inside. IE, they
can block flow going TO caliper(= no brake) or returning FROM
I don't understand why but Mike Hunter's post is not appearing. I'm
using Google's News Group reader and it does show that there should be
another message (besides ours) but it just doesn't appear. I hate to
ask this but could you cut and paste his text and post it? I'm very
interested in reading it. The only messages that appear are the ones
between you and I. I really appriciate your time.
Thanks again, Steve
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