BRAKE SYSTEM PROBLEM SYMPTOMS TABLE

Tech Tips

Use the table below to help determine the cause of problem symptoms. If multiple suspected areas are listed, the potential causes of the symptoms are listed in order of probability in the "Suspected Area" column of the table. Check each symptom by checking the suspected areas in the order they are listed. Replace parts as necessary.

Brake System
Symptom Suspected Area See page
Low pedal or spongy pedal Fluid leaks in brake system -
Air in brake system

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Front brake piston seal (Worn or damaged)

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Rear brake piston seal (Worn or damaged)

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Hydraulic brake booster (Faulty)

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Brake drag Brake pedal free play (Minimum)

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Parking brake lever travel (Adjustment necessary)

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Parking brake cable (Stuck)

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Parking brake shoe clearance (Out of adjustment)

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Front brake pad (Cracked or distorted)

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Rear brake pad (Cracked or distorted)

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Front brake piston (Stuck)

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Rear brake piston (Stuck)

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Front brake piston (Frozen)

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Rear brake piston (Frozen)

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Parking brake tension or return spring (Faulty)

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Hydraulic brake booster (Faulty)

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Brake pull Front brake piston (Stuck)

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Rear brake piston (Stuck)

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Front brake piston (Frozen)

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Rear brake piston (Frozen)

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Front brake pad (Oily)

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Rear brake pad (Oily)

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Front brake pad (Cracked or distorted)

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Rear brake pad (Cracked or distorted)

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Front brake disc (Scored)

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Rear brake disc (Scored)

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Hydraulic brake booster (Faulty)

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Brake pedal is depressed firmly but brake is insufficient Fluid leaks in brake system -
Air in brake system

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Front brake pad (Worn)

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Rear brake pad (Worn)

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Front brake pad (Cracked or distorted)

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Rear brake pad (Cracked or distorted)

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Front brake pad (Oily)

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Rear brake pad (Oily)

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Front brake pad (Glazed)

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Rear brake pad (Glazed)

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Front brake disc (Scored)

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Rear brake disc (Scored)

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Hydraulic brake booster (Faulty)

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Noise from brakes Front brake pad (Cracked or distorted)

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Rear brake pad (Cracked or distorted)

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Front brake pad (Dirty)

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Rear brake pad (Dirty)

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Front brake pad (Glazed)

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Rear brake pad (Glazed)

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Front brake installation bolt (Loose)

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Rear brake installation bolt (Loose)

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Front brake disc (Scored)

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Rear brake disc (Scored)

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Rear brake pad support plate (Loose)

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Parking brake tension or return spring (Faulty)

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Front brake anti-squeal shim (Damaged)

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Rear brake anti-squeal shim (Damaged)

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