View Full Version : brakelock ?

03-27-2002, 11:01 PM
Hi! can anyone tell me what causes brakelock ? why is there brake lock ? is there a fix ?? how can you prevent it or is there a way to prevent it ? thanks a bunch.

03-28-2002, 02:46 AM
"Brakelock" isn't exactly a common term. Can you explain what you mean by it? I could speculate, but ...

03-28-2002, 09:09 AM
what i mean by brakelock is when you step on the brake and the brake locks up causes the brake not functional.

03-28-2002, 09:44 AM
I believe the cause of your brake lock is from hitting the brakes too hard. <img src="http://www.zilvia.net/f/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=';)'>

03-28-2002, 10:01 AM
</span><table border="0" align="center" width="95%" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="1"><tr><td>Quote (hotdogg @ Mar. 28 2002,10:44)</td></tr><tr><td id="QUOTE">I believe the cause of your brake lock is from hitting the brakes too hard. <img src="http://www.zilvia.net/f/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=';)'></td></tr></table><span id='postcolor'>
can you explain to me why and what does that have to do when you hitting the brake too hard ?

03-28-2002, 11:40 AM
Brakes work on the concept of hydraulic pressure. Liquids (for the most part) can't be compressed. When a pressure is applied to them, they simple move to another area. When you step on your brakes, it causes a pressure which forces the brake fluid to move through the brake lines to the brake calipers. The brake fluid forces the calipers to squeeze the brake pads around the rotors, causing friction, and thus slowing your car down. When you release the brake pedal, the process is reversed. Brakes "lock-up" because there is too much pressure being applied. The pressure exceeds the grip of the tires, which may lead to a skid. This is why most new cars come equipped with anti-lock braking systems (ABS). Most ABsystems are monitored by the car's computer and senses when tires are about to lock-up. The system will automatically "pump" the brakes, helping the tires to regain some grip. If you don't have ABS, you can still do the same thing, (not with the same kind of precision though). If you feel that the brakes are about to lock-up, simply release the brake pedal a little bit until some grip is regained. Then press the brakes again and release again if necessary. This is known as "pumping" the brakes. Never slammed the brakes down...this will most likely lead to lock-up and a skid. Hope this was helpful.

03-28-2002, 11:12 PM
so what you are saying is that actually the tires being lock up, and loses traction &nbsp;causeing the car sliding forward instead of the brakes lock up ??

03-28-2002, 11:33 PM
Ummmm... You tires sit on your rims. You rims are connected to yer axles via bolts. Rotors (the big round things that u can see behind the rims) are also on yer axles. Pads are these things hanging over the rotors. When u don't push the brake pedal, the pads don't touch yer rotors.. However when u start pressing your brake pedal, the pads come closer to the rotors and when they start touching them they produce friction. As you press harder, the friction becomes stronger. Therefore when the friction between pads and rotors becomes greater than the friciton between tires and pavement, you start to skid. That's the lockup of yer brakes.... That's a very rough explanation..

Hope that helped.... <img src="http://www.zilvia.net/f/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/eh.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':eh:'>

03-29-2002, 04:20 AM
*sniff sniff* .... *sniff* ... ... ... .

I smell a newbie. &nbsp;<img src="http://www.zilvia.net/f/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=';)'> &nbsp; heh. &nbsp;

Yes, what I think you're referring to, S13driver, is locking of the whole wheel/tire/brake rotor system. This is what the "A" in ABS (Anti-lock) refers to.
Kreator explained it very well.