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Brakes went almost COMPLETELY out yesterday on my car. Then mysteriously started working again. Freaked me out. Took my car into the shop and they couldn't find anything wrong. They think that maybe some moisture got in the line, and since it was so friggin' HOT yesterday the moisture boiled off and left a gap in the brake lines. Make since, except if moisture can get in and steam back out, wouldn't I be leaking fluid? I've checked and I'm not. And the shop says the people I bought the car from must've done a brake job. They looked almost brand new. At least they didn't charge me anything.

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fullcontactmuse
Jul. 1st, 2013 03:30 am (UTC)
Two questions:

1) Does the car have anti-lock brakes?
2) Did you stomp on the brakes?

What we learned with the van--it had anti-lock brakes--was that if you stomp on the breaks, the anti-lock system takes over and you can easily push the pedal all the way to the floor as if the breaks had failed.

Let me tell you, it freaked us out big time.