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WHEN I PUT ON MY BRAKES, THE REAR BRAKES LOCK UP AND I SLIDE/SKID TO A STOP AND IT HAPPENED RATHER SUDDENLY, NO WARNING. MY PADS ARE GOOD SO IT ISN'T THAT...WHAT MIGHT BE THE PROBLEM? (94 )

1994 Buick Skylark • 100,000 miles

The first time it happened, there was an unpleasant loud clunking noise under the car and then when I applied the brakes, the car didn't stop. It has been running really rough even before that but the brake problem is a sudden new development. All I know for sure is my pads are not worn at all and there was no grinding/squealing leading up to the event. Thanks for your help : )
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Cindymarie69
December 31, 2011.



Check the wheel cylinders and the proportioning valve

Rasmataz
Dec 31, 2011.
So you changed the brakes yourself?Front or rear?You have disc brakes in the front and drum brakes in the rear?

Saturntech9
Dec 31, 2011.
Thank you, will check on cylinder/valve situation. And @ saturntech, No I haven't yet had the brakes changed because I am not sure yet what the problem with them is, that's why I asked for your help. I just know that my pads aren't worn out yet because someone looked. And yes, I do have disc in front and drum brakes in rear. Any info is much appreciated! Thanks

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Cindymarie69
Dec 31, 2011.
Then I would make sure the rear wheel cylinders arent leaking and the rear brakes are properly adjusted.

Saturntech9
Dec 31, 2011.