How to Diagnose a Faulty Brake

Usually when you have an issue with the, when it comes to disc brakes for your drum brakes, basically any kind of break systems, you’ll have what they call a pool. Now when you hit the brake pedal left or right, or you have a vibration when you come to a stop, but we’re gonna focus today on the pooling aspect of it. Now a real simple way of determining which products and which side you have a problem with is if it’s pulling left and chances are 90 times, 90% of time you’re going to have a problem with the right side, either not working or being obstructed somehow over there. Or if it’s pulling to the right, chances are you’ve got a problem with the left because that’s the side that’s breaking and that’s why it’s going to pull you that way.

Brake Rotor, Caliper and Pads

Now, the most common problem when you have an issue with, either break sticking on one side or not working at all is the hose right here. Now when these hoses collapsed, what happens is you’ll push fluid down through them and it activates the brake Caliper, and it collapses shut then. And the pressure stays here. So the brake caliper, when you’re going down the road, is constantly applying pressure. So the easiest way to get around that, it’s just replaced the brake hose. Now when you’ve got another issue of, your brake pads, you’re coming down a hill bouncing that’s normally due to the road surface not being completely smooth. It actually, if you look at it with a micrometer, it’ll be a little wavy. So when you put brake pads, brake pressure on that pedal up there, and you’d come to stop. What’s happening is the piston in here is going like the, and that’s what’s giving you your pulsation coming down through. And I hope that’ll clear up for any kind of a diagnostic questions. You have one, what goes wrong with breaks.