Mechanics

BRAKES

2001 Honda Accord • 4 cylinder 2WD Automatic • 50,000 miles

When I drive my car and then stop, I push my brakes
I notice the brakes go about half way down. Is it
time to change the brakes?
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Jaredburstein
July 25, 2011.




If this is a sudden change, suspect a leak in one of the hydraulic systems. The red warning light should be on. If no leak is seen on the ground and the fluid level isn't going down in the reservoir, that leakage could be internal in the master cylinder. If this happened over a period of time it's more likely the rear drum brakes are worn down and have stopped self-adjusting. Either way, a brake inspection is called for.

Caradiodoc
Jul 25, 2011.


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