Join Date: 29th May 2006
Location: Manchester, UK
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Brakes being applied fully whilst brake pedal not!
OK, well I've had my first "oh sugar" moment in my Civic.
I was driving to Sainsburys about 10pm one fateful night, it was wet outside but it's only 1/2 a mile journey (OK, I know...I often do walk it, but it's wet/cold and not the nicest of areas)
As I come to the left turn in to the supermarket I was going slightly fast for conditions probably (it's off this little quiet road, I was doing about 20) so I gently applied my brakes for the left turn.
I heard a screech as my car came to a complete halt!
At first I thought I'd hit something, but double checking revealed nothing for quite a distance around (luckily also no cars behind) and I realised it was just my car applying it's brakes fully.
The next time I tried the brakes they worked normally, but the pedal seemed extremely stiff to push, I drove it very carefully around Sainsburys car park and then drove the 1/2 mile home doing about 10mph! Both of which seemed absolutly normal.
It's going in to the garage tomorrow anyway and I'm just hoping I don't have to go and organise my own hire car to get me to work.