View Full Version : ok so im fed up with crappy brakes, i MEAN sometings wrong

02-20-2008, 06:29 PM
the wont brake for crap
i know there is something wrong!just dont know what!

lets just say the car just doesnt wanna stop and i break extra early

Stock Everything cept Hawk hps!

i cant even lock it up at 30mph

is there something i can adjust?
really stumped here

I just went out today in my brothers rsx and i locked it up at like 5mph

even my dads nissan quest brakes better:(

Also my friends cousin's s13 with same pads brake WAY better!

02-20-2008, 07:02 PM
Try bleeding your brakes and see if that helps. If not then you might a more serious problem with your brakes.

02-20-2008, 07:05 PM
yeah try bleeding your brakes again, if that doesnt help maybe it is your pedal, and then if its not that it might be your MBC check for leaks around the brake booster, if its leaking a lot it could be your primary cup...(or secondary??? i dont remember)

02-20-2008, 07:17 PM
are any of your pistons leaking? a leaking piston gets progressively worse because at the same time you're pissing out brake fluid, you're also sucking in more air.

how does your pedal feel?

just as asked above, have you bled your brakes?

have you inspected your calipers? are they siezed?

do the calipers float freeley on the two rails when you push/pull them?

02-20-2008, 07:20 PM
def. sounds like you have air in your lines... see if you pump them a few times then slam on them if that makes pedal feel any different

02-20-2008, 08:11 PM
i have check for leaks and there is none

the car has been bleed at lease 7+times

ill try pumping it and then see if it feels better in alittle while

ill also check the pistons when i get a chance

pedal feel is good it just doesnt bite

02-20-2008, 08:17 PM
Replace calipers. I have the some problem but with my rears, they won't lock up. Calipers are almost seized since it was super hard to turn the piston in. When you put the new brakes on was it hard to turn the piston so it could go in? If so change your calipers before they lock up on you while driving.:rant:

02-20-2008, 09:05 PM
Maybe the brake booster. What tires are you running?

02-20-2008, 09:26 PM
i had the same problem and just recently got it fixed. my problem was my brake master cylinder was cracked. i just replaced it with a new one and let the brakes bleed for awhile and its good as new. it takes a couple of weeks before your brakes start to feel normal again but it does help. if that doesn't help then you might have frozen calipers but i would check your brake master cylinder first.

02-20-2008, 10:40 PM
bleed the brakes.

check to make sure your calipers arent frozen/leaking.

check you MC/pedal.

go from there.

02-21-2008, 06:30 PM
did u bleed in the correct order?

02-21-2008, 06:39 PM
somtimes the pins get stuck or even break, check those out, it happend to my friends car

02-21-2008, 06:52 PM
i did it rr rl fr fl

what pin are you talking about?

da new master......gotta find one from jdm land:(

02-21-2008, 06:55 PM
brake booster.