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i dont know if this is normal or what but when i brake really hard its almost as if EVERY little bump in the road is shot up through the brake peddle. anyone know what this is? im used to have a 4runner so all that motion was probably just adsorbed into the car but when i got my legend it seems i can *feel* alot more of the road when i drive. its probably just cause its so low and the suspension is much tighter then my 4runners... i dont know, just thought id ask. thanks!



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well its kinda hard to explain.... its almost as if the brakes are "recoiling" back towards me, not really a pumping motion. let see... how can i explain it a little more... i cant really. :) its hard to explain.



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sounds like the ABS activating....it will feel like a fast staccato hammering in the pedal...this is the computer sensing one or more wheels that is trying to lock up and stop spinning. When it senses that from one of the wheel sensors, it releases and reapplies the brake (momentarily, and faster than you could possibly do), to maximize braking efficiency and maintain steering control. A faulty wheel sensor can initiate the sequence when it should not. Have you ever tested your ABS system on something like loose dirt/gravel? Find a spot with loose dirt or gravel and lock up the brakes hard, then you will see what the ABS feels like....
 
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Brake Fade :D

I need to get me some new cross drilled/slotted rotors and some ebc greenstuff pads. Or something to that effect.
 

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Since we are talkin about brakes...my brake pedal sinks in sometimes when I tried to brake hard, then it feels like its not breakin soon enough and longer distance to break. Do you think is the master cylinder already? I have ~100,300 mi on my legend.
 
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Definitely the master break cylinder if you ask me. I just went to Acura a while ago and they told me that I was having this problem. To make matters worse I just blew my subwoofers amp today so now I have to buy that along with the more paint that I'm gonna need to finish painting my car :p. It's only money though, right?
 

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Darkstar - check your rotors for warpage or grooves... also, check your master cylinder/power brake booster... mine went on me about a week ago, caused really crappy braking. If it's constant small vibrations, I would check your rotors first, they may be really thin or just pitted... also check your pads (or your resevoir or braking system for bubbles, this does occasionally happen). Try flushing your system also... that may help. Hope you get it fixed.
 

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DSC - that's definitely your master cylinder... mine went at 104K (just a couple of weeks ago)... the pedal wants to kind of sink to the floor, then you have to pump it a little to regain braking power... the install is pretty easy, but the Acura dealer should do it for around $400 all parts and labor... depends on how confident you are with your tools and knowledge of the system.
 

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LEgEnD4LiFe said:
i also have a weird feeling when braking..............my steering wheel vibrates when braking from high speeds...........its annoying and makes the car feel not as stable..................
any advice??

i have stock rotors and i MIGHT have aftermarket pads from the previous owner..................
You can have your shop resurface your rotors(assuming they have enough life left in em). This should be fairly inexpensive. If you find that your rotors keep warping then like everyone else I'd suggest that you get a pair of slotted/dimpled rotors. But for now have them resurfaced... you might as well use up what you have first... in my humble opinion.
 
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