Malfunctioning breaks Honda 98?

Discussion in 'Wheels / Tires / Brakes / Suspension (All Gens)' started by 98civichonda, Oct 18, 2011.



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  1. 98civichonda

    98civichonda New Member

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    I have a 98 Honda civic.
    I have new front breaks.

    While I was driving my handbreak light kept turning on and off. I parked and when I went to use my car again, my foot break had no more pressure and went straight to the floor and very slowly started to slow down and I had to use my hand break to stop.

    Any idea's of what happened?
    how much will it cost to repair?
     
  2. chromal

    chromal New Member 5+ Year Member

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    The brake light can turn on if the hand brake is pulled. It can also turn on if the brake fluid reservoir is low. It sounds like you may have a brake slave cylinder leaking, or possibly a leaking brake line. Look for brake fluid on your wheels or inside the wheel wells. Caliper rebuild kits cost about US$5, removable brake lines are pretty cheap, too. If it's a hard line or the master cylinder that's leaking, you're looking at something more expensive. If you pay a mechanic, you're probably talking about at least US$100 or up.
     
  3. JohnS.

    JohnS. BANGARANG Registered VIP Registered OG 5+ Year Member 10+ Year Member

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    Agreed. Low brake fluid seems to be the most likely cause for brake lights that come on. I would start at your MC/firewall and check for leaks.
     


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