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Old 01-13-04, 12:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Braking at highway speeds is whack

Here's another problem I've been having. Mental picture: I'm cruising at pretty much any highway speed (50+). The cruise is on and it's a sunny day. I go to tap my brake pedal to switch off the cruise control and that's when my car feels like each caliper is grabbing at a different time. My car does a subtle just-hit-a-patch-of-ice number. It sort of steers right and then a quick left and of course the body rolls a bit. If I touch the brakes within, probably 20 seconds of this "ice patch maneuver", no problem at all - it brakes nice and straight. Wait another minute or two and back to the "ice patch".

Who's got an answer to this one? Oh, I do have fairly new pads and rotors all the way around. Would a simple bleeding work? Holla. Thanks for your help.
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Old 01-13-04, 02:23 PM   #2 (permalink)
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possibly air in the brake system, bleed it

or! you could have sticky calipers, my car did that but with the rears only. I noticed it when I went to do an e-brake turn :p and it locked up the left then the right like a half second later, lol
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"sticking calipers" can also be a result of blocked brake hoses. replace if you still have the originals...
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