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

2003 Honda CRV

Tiny

suzyqnrc_73

September, 6, 2012 AT 4:37 PM

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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2 Answers

Tiny

ASEMaster6371

September, 6, 2012 AT 5:12 PM

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

Roy

Tiny

KHLow2008

September, 7, 2012 AT 5:01 AM

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.

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