Mechanics

WHAT WOULD CAUSE THE BRAKES TO GRAB TO A POINT OF BOGGING THE MOTOR DOWN?

2003 Honda CRV • 170,000 miles

The brake pads have been changed on all 4 wheels and new calipers were put on the back on both sides. The brake fluid was completely drained and changed out. However, once the car has been driven for a few miles the brakes will begin to grab to the point of bogging the motor down and not letting the car move. There is also a burning smell on the outside of the car from the back end. Once the car is turned off and allowed to sit for about 15 mins, there is a single click noise under the hood and then the brakes release and the car can once again be driven another few miles.
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Suzyqnrc_73
September 6, 2012.



Have the brake hoses checked for collapsing. Have the abs checked as well

Roy

Check the brake booster push rod to pedal clearances. If the brake switch was worked on, that would be most likely to be the cause, otherwise the ABS modulator.

KHLow2008
Sep 7, 2012.