Tag Archives: Brakes

No Pad Left

Sometimes you have to wonder how a customer either didn’t notice a problem, or didn’t care enough to get it checked out. I’ve worked on many cars with so many indications of major problems, sometimes very unsafe problems, but somehow … Continue reading

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My Car: Sprung Drum Brakes

Rarely a dull moment with my car, which isn’t surprising given that it’s a 1997 Civic with over 200,000 miles. I was driving along as usual, when suddenly I heard a clunk and a horrible rotational scraping noise started. I … Continue reading

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Small Stone, Big Screech

A pretty new car came into the shop with a really bad constant high-pitched squealing noise that happened whenever it moved. With low miles, it’d be unlikely that the brakes had worn all the way down to reach metal-on-metal contact, … Continue reading

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My Car: Leaking Brake Line

In my post about plans for work on my car this year, I said that it’s likely something will break and need fixing besides what I planned to do. It didn’t take long.

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Extra-Thin Brakes

One of the company’s plow trucks was brought in to get the front brakes replaced because they were making noise, but we didn’t expect what we found when we took the wheel off.

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Incorrect Brake Pads

Doing work on your car yourself or having a friend do it can save you a lot of money. But you have to know what you’re doing, or things could go very wrong.

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My Car: Day-Off Debacle

This one had been in the planning stage for months, and I finally got the chance to do the work. And it didn’t go well.

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