1990 Toyota Corolla 4 cyl Four Wheel Drive Automatic 156000 miles
Discovered this site only today. My car was performing all fine, until one day going at a good speed, it suddenly jerked very badly (as if the brakes were pressed all the way down, and let go in an instant; Then the same process repeated until it came to a standstill). In seconds it stopped. Since then the engine runs absolutely fine (Quick startup etc) but can't move the car either ways. Very high pressure on the throttle might even move the car just a teeny weeny bit. Mark that when the flat bed tow truck took it to my place, and I started engine again, the car moved as if nothing had ever happened. 150 ft later I touched the brakes while turning a little, and jerk and stop again.
An emergency mechanic (don't trust one word of what he said) said the problem was Brake booster and Brake pump. Got those replaced. No change in results. Any suggestions?
Regular maintenance has been done religiously including timing belt change, oil change etc. Should I invest any money into this car at all? What are the possibilities I could look at? Seems to me that the brakes are jamming too hard on the wheels. Brake shoes were replaced 5 months ago.
Thanks a lot for your suggestions.
Saturday, October 25th, 2008 AT 1:33 AM