1988 Buick Reatta Brakes not working correctly

Tiny
JYEAGER1
  • 1988 BUICK REATTA

Brakes problem
1988 Buick Reatta 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 41000 miles

When I do a hard stop in traffic - car pulls left hard, then right - it seems to be unstable. It is getting worse over time. Calipers have been cleaned, brake lines replaced, brakes inspected. Mechanic does not get what is going on.

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Friday, April 10th, 2009 AT 6:11 PM

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Tiny
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Caused by contaminated linings, misadjusted brakes, a bad wheel cylinder or caliper, dragging brakes on one side or loose wheel bearings. Can also be caused by a mismatch of friction materials side-to-side on the front brakes or differences in rotor thickness, type or condition.

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Friday, April 10th, 2009 AT 6:15 PM
Tiny
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Could it be ABS failure? Have you heard of this happening?

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Friday, April 10th, 2009 AT 6:32 PM
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Could be the ABS unit-The hydraulic pressure starts at the master cylinder then to the ABS unit then the wheels

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Friday, April 10th, 2009 AT 6:36 PM

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