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Old 20 Nov 2013, 01:51 pm
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Default Brake Pedal Enigma, need help

I have a 2001 2.4L N/A with 180k miles on it. In the past few months my brakes have gotten progressively more odd. The first 1/2 of the pedal does nothing, the third 1/4 has some pressure and lightly brakes, the last 1/4 locks the brakes out. I do have ABS, the light never comes on nor does it seem to do me any good. Once they completely failed, I beat the pedal to death and they came back online right before i smashed into another car. I've been to three mechanics, all of them say there is no problem, which I do not believe one bit. She also has a odd idle spike to 3k RPM in park and a strange whirling noise coming from the engine sometimes, no clue if this is relevant, but you never know
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Old 20 Nov 2013, 04:49 pm
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Lightbulb Re: Brake Pedal Enigma, need help

Have you inspected your brake booster hose to see if there are any cracks,and that it's fitting tightly on both ends?.......Other than that,the only things that come to mind are failing/worn seals in the master cylinder,or maybe air in the lines for some reason.
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Old 20 Nov 2013, 06:40 pm
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Agree with Randy. Sounds like the brake booster or master cylinder. Check the lines from the booster as far as you can.
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