My brakes release when applied hard

Asked by May 27, 2014 at 01:20 AM about the 1995 Toyota 4Runner 4 Dr Limited 4WD SUV

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

If I hit a little bumpy area or apply them hard they release and makes kind of a grinding
noise, acts like brakes are all metal and not grabbing, and the brakes are all new all
around

2 Answers

257,455

Have them looked at by the mechanic who installed the new brakes.. Might be time to bleed the air out of the system since the calipers seems to be not operating properly.

3,115

When this happens, does the brake pedal go down farther or feel like it pushes up, or do you feel the brake pedal "vibrate" or"pulsate"? .................................................................................................................................................... If so, you are describing the ABS anti-lock braking system perfectly which means you are stopping so hard that the car is skidding!!!!!!! The grinding noise is the abs pump and valves working incredible fast. Also, make sure all your tires are a matching set and all worn the same and are all properly inflated. If one tire is worn more than another, or a different brand or size, the abs may activate early.

Your Answer

Toyota 4Runner Experts

  • #1
    Kurt Burton
    Reputation
    1,240
  • #2
    azurro
    Reputation
    720
  • #3
    kbro
    Reputation
    640
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Toyota Tacoma
570 Great Deals out of 43,790 listings starting at $2,200
Used Jeep Grand Cherokee
837 Great Deals out of 70,335 listings starting at $700
Used Chevrolet Tahoe
695 Great Deals out of 41,240 listings starting at $1,995
Used Toyota RAV4
716 Great Deals out of 44,893 listings starting at $1,600
Used Toyota Land Cruiser
13 Great Deals out of 1,013 listings starting at $5,995
Used Ford F-150
2,487 Great Deals out of 193,509 listings starting at $799
Used Ford Explorer
879 Great Deals out of 67,247 listings starting at $1,295
Used Nissan Pathfinder
370 Great Deals out of 26,356 listings starting at $1,050
Used Toyota Camry
920 Great Deals out of 79,557 listings starting at $750
Used Jeep Wrangler
321 Great Deals out of 17,048 listings starting at $2,999

Used Cars For Sale

2017 Toyota 4Runner For Sale
7 Great Deals out of 6,357 listings starting at $27,900
2016 Toyota 4Runner For Sale
32 Great Deals out of 2,100 listings starting at $24,995
2015 Toyota 4Runner For Sale
32 Great Deals out of 1,551 listings starting at $24,021
2014 Toyota 4Runner For Sale
23 Great Deals out of 1,086 listings starting at $20,999
2013 Toyota 4Runner For Sale
22 Great Deals out of 828 listings starting at $18,295

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.