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Old 15 Apr 2004, 09:23 pm   #1 (permalink)
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hi, there,
my 95 camary has a problem now:

it is hard to stop it on red light, even I push the brake down, ( at
first it stops, but after a while it slide forward, I have to push
down further,
what is the problem? Thanks
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Old 15 Apr 2004, 11:57 pm   #2 (permalink)
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fl wrote:
> hi, there,
> my 95 camary has a problem now:
>
> it is hard to stop it on red light, even I push the brake down, ( at
> first it stops, but after a while it slide forward, I have to push
> down further,
> what is the problem? Thanks


What percentage of your brake linings remain on the
front pads and rear shoes? Below minimum?
Have you heard any scraping or screeching noises when
you press the brake pedal?

If so, it's time for a brake job.

Is the brake fluid level proper?

Does the brake warning warning light come on when you
press the brake?

Does the brake pedal bottom out on the floor or
remain at a reasonable height when you press it?

If so, it might be insufficient brake fluid or a problem
with the master cylinder.

How much force do you need to apply to the brake pedal?
Is it much higher than it had been in the past?

If so, the brake power booster might be at fault.

--Winston
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Old 16 Apr 2004, 07:38 am   #3 (permalink)
William W. Plummer
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"fl" <fl22@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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> hi, there,
> my 95 camary has a problem now:
>
> it is hard to stop it on red light, even I push the brake down, ( at
> first it stops, but after a while it slide forward, I have to push
> down further,
> what is the problem? Thanks


Air in the system. Get a brake shop to look at it soon. It could be
almost anywhere -- caliper, master cylinder, etc. The shop will have to
locate the leak, replace the seal or rebuild the caliper, and bleed the air
out of the brake lines. Just bleeding won't cure the problem for very
long.


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Old 17 Apr 2004, 09:08 am   #4 (permalink)
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"William W. Plummer" <William.PlummerXNOSPAMX@alum.mit.edu> wrote in message news:<MsQfc.150150$w54.1047340@attbi_s01>...
> "fl" <fl22@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:ff15ec5d.0404151823.57aa0383@posting.google.c om...
> > hi, there,
> > my 95 camary has a problem now:
> >
> > it is hard to stop it on red light, even I push the brake down, ( at
> > first it stops, but after a while it slide forward, I have to push
> > down further,
> > what is the problem? Thanks

>
> Air in the system. Get a brake shop to look at it soon. It could be
> almost anywhere -- caliper, master cylinder, etc. The shop will have to
> locate the leak, replace the seal or rebuild the caliper, and bleed the air
> out of the brake lines. Just bleeding won't cure the problem for very
> long.


If the brake pedal sinks when you sit awhile at a red light, good
chance it's your master cyl.
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