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Old 04-01-2011, 02:38 AM
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Locked up brakes.

Today while driving I got cut off by an eclipse and had to lock up my brakes at 45mph. Afterwards my car drove for a half mile as if my brakes were still engaged. I dropped my car at my friends for a while and came back out later to go home and everything seemed fine except for my car is now rather shaky at 60 mph anyone gotta clue why my brakes would just lock up?
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Re: Locked up brakes.

Does your car have an ABS system? How about some details about the car you want help with..
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Re: Locked up brakes.

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Does your car have an ABS system? How about some details about the car you want help with..
Decent idea I suppose.

92 Prelude si h23a1.
It does have ABS and that light has been on for a while but I haven't had the money to mess with anything.
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..anyone gotta clue why my brakes would just lock up?
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It does have ABS and that light has been on for a while
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Re: Locked up brakes.

Shaking @ 60mph after lock up = flat spots on tires.
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Shaking @ 60mph after lock up = flat spots on tires.
this seems like the most reasonable answer to me
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Re: Locked up brakes.

Could also be warped rotor? Xp
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Re: Locked up brakes.

a warped rotor will not cause anything at any speed. will cause vibration during braking but thats about it
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Re: Locked up brakes.

Bald spots on tires is what I say too. If the rotors were warped or whatever, you'd notice when you were braking. It's happened to me, badly, and believe me you'll know when you're rotors are f****d.
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Re: Locked up brakes.

Warped rotors could cause shaking if a caliper were slightly sticking, but not at a specific speed. You would feel it all the time.
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Re: Locked up brakes.

correct warp rotors can cause steering wheel to shake at hwy speeds.

What I would do is check your tires for bald spots
if it looks good, take off your rotor and get them turned at autozone/napa for $10 each.

It's cheap assurance that your car will regain it's proper braking ability.

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Re: Locked up brakes.

sure if your calipers are seized a warped rotor will cause vibration. hadnt thought of that. wildly unlikely that you warped a rotor and seized your caliper from one hard braking incident. new thought though, maybe you lost a weight from your tire.
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sure if your calipers are seized a warped rotor will cause vibration. hadnt thought of that. wildly unlikely that you warped a rotor and seized your caliper from one hard braking incident.
If one had a seized caliper the corner with the seizure would me making all kinds of noise and you would feel a lot of resistance when attempting to drive the car. Ive had to replace my rear right caliper bracket because one of the floating pins seized. When i tried to drive before i knew of the problem it sounded and felt like i was dragging an anchor.
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Re: Locked up brakes.

Well it could be a seized caliper but since u got an earlier model car and ur abs was previously on check ur abs module it might be going bad which Woukd explain why ur brakes didn't release right away. When u got to your friends house and parked for a while the pressure probably released out the system causing ur calipers to push back... Not a mechanic but had a similar problem with a previous Integra changed the break booster and all kinds of stuff before I pinpointed the abs module
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Re: Locked up brakes.

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If one had a seized caliper the corner with the seizure would me making all kinds of noise and you would feel a lot of resistance when attempting to drive the car. Ive had to replace my rear right caliper bracket because one of the floating pins seized. When i tried to drive before i knew of the problem it sounded and felt like i was dragging an anchor.
It actually now sounds like im dragging an anchor im gonna take it all apart within the next two days and figure this all out.
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Re: Locked up brakes.

maybe one of your pads crumbled.....
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Re: Locked up brakes.

So i figured out the problem and most of the way fixed it today. Apparently a previous owner forgot to put the top bolt back in on the brake caliper, when I locked up my brakes it caused the caliper to slide down and grind on the rotor. I fixed the brake pads but because the screws in the rotor were so rusted out I'm going to need to torch it. The rotor is still good tho for about another years worth of use just needed to replace the pads.
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