1990 Geo Prizm 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Manual 179000 miles
While driving the car begins to slow. At first it is a gentle slowness but quickly becomes very pronounced. Within a block or two of noticing it the baking action is so strong I have to pull off the street. By then the car will only be moved by using 1st gear. This is a random happening. I drove it 13 miles to a garage with no problem. They checked and fixed several brake items and I drove it home. The next day the same thing happened in a 2 mile drive. While this braking action is going on I am able to shift gears. At one time the emergency brake handle was slack, no tension at all.
Have you heard of this problem? I would appreciate any information available.'
Sincerely, Ray McClean
Thursday, January 22nd, 2009 AT 3:44 PM