Tag Archives: Brakes

A Week of Brake Fails

It was a week with several different failures of brake systems.

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3 Mistakes To Avoid on Brake Jobs

I’m all for people fixing their cars themselves. You can save a lot of money by not taking your car to a shop, but sometimes that doesn’t work out very well. I don’t know if this customer had done their … Continue reading

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Lazy Parking Brake Cable Installation

I was looking over a customer car that was in for normal service, and noticed that the parking brake cables had been replaced at some point, and whoever had done the job did not do it very well. I know … Continue reading

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2011-2017 Honda Odyssey Rear Brake Replacement – Internal Parking Brake

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Zip Tie Brake Line Separator

I was replacing the brake lines on an old Honda Odyssey. Because of the age of the car, almost all of the plastic brake line clips broke while removing the old lines. This meant that I had to try to … Continue reading

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Rear Rotors In The Front

The front brakes of a car do most of the work in stopping a car, so they are usually larger diameter, with bigger brake pads, and the rotors are vented because of how hot they get during use. The rear … Continue reading

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Fake Fancy Brakes

Usually, the brakes on a car aren’t something you pay much attention to. But on sportier or fancier cars, sometimes some attention is shown to how they look. With bigger wheels that show more of the brakes, a common way … Continue reading

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One Seized Caliper

A used car that we had recently sold came into the shop with a complaint of a shaking steering wheel and pulling to the right while driving. The first step to diagnostics is always to confirm the complaint, so I … Continue reading

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Find a Trustworthy Mechanic

Auto repair shops are everywhere, but it can be hard to find a good mechanic. Even if you find a good mechanic at one shop, somebody else at the same place may not be so good, so when you find … Continue reading

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Don’t Hang Calipers By The Hose

One of my pet peeves, and something that I was taught early on when learning about fixing cars, is that when you’re doing a brake job, it’s not good to just let the caliper hang by the hydraulic hose. This … Continue reading

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