What causes the brake pedal, steering wheel, and the car(sometimes) sometime but not all the time?

120

Asked by Mar 21, 2014 at 09:54 PM about the 1986 Ford Thunderbird Base

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Drum in rear
When coming to a stop, brakes feel
like they grab then don't grab.

7 Answers

120

The brake pedal, steering wheel, and car vibrate.

1 people found this helpful.
120

Replaced back drum shoes, brake drum, calipers, rubber brake lines, brake pads.

1 people found this helpful.
118,355

Possible ABS problem

120

It does not have abs. I think it is the rotors, but I don't want to spent one hundred dollars just to find out it wasn't the problem.

ABS & adjustment

That is on a 1998 Cavalier Drum brakes in the rear. As long as there is almost New Lining on the shoes. Check the connection on the ABS or replace the sensor & adjust the brakes.

118,355

Check the bearing preload on the front rotor assemblies, If it is too loose you may have to replace the front bearings.

Your Answer:

Thunderbird

Looking for a Used Thunderbird in your area?

CarGurus has 1,079 nationwide Thunderbird listings starting at $6,498.

ZIP:

Ford Thunderbird Experts

  • #1
    Tom Demyan
    Reputation
    1,840
  • #2
    Larry Sturgis
    Reputation
    1,820
  • #3
    tennisshoes
    Reputation
    1,350
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Ford Mustang
297 Great Deals out of 39,759 listings starting at $1,312
Used Chevrolet Corvette
79 Great Deals out of 15,067 listings starting at $3,700
Used Chevrolet Camaro
242 Great Deals out of 26,934 listings starting at $2,900
Used Pontiac Firebird
6 Great Deals out of 685 listings starting at $3,995
Used Ford F-150
2,319 Great Deals out of 198,937 listings starting at $1,300
Used Mercedes-Benz SL-Class
62 Great Deals out of 2,917 listings starting at $4,930
Used Jeep Wrangler
212 Great Deals out of 15,006 listings starting at $2,500

Used Cars For Sale

2005 Ford Thunderbird For Sale
91 listings starting at $7,500
2004 Ford Thunderbird For Sale
5 Great Deals out of 130 listings starting at $7,800
2003 Ford Thunderbird For Sale
166 listings starting at $7,850
2002 Ford Thunderbird For Sale
10 Great Deals out of 365 listings starting at $6,498

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.