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Randall C
Randall C, ASE Certified Technician
Category: Car
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Experience:  32 years Foreign / Domestic Cars All aspects of Diag and Repair
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when I brake it feels like running over a line of tennis balls.

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when I brake it feels like running over a line of tennis balls. please help
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Randall C replied 8 years ago.
Hello, not showing on my end. year, make, model, engine of the car?
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
mazda mx5 1998 1600, its been stood for about 3 months
Expert:  Randall C replied 8 years ago.
Hello and thanks. You first need to determine where the problem is front brakes or rear. the way to tell is drive car, while moving, gently pull the e brake. If you feel the problem by just pulling ebrake and NOT using foot pedal, the problem is in the rear. In either case you have what is called a brake pulstaion. It is caused by warped rotors. They can do this fron sitiing If they are still within specs and there is meatl that can be removed, you can get most any shop to turn the rotors, OR you do have the option of replacing them. In many cases it is cheaper to replace than to have turned. New pads would not solve the problem. If the pulsation is bad enough, you could risk damaging the new pads. Isoloate front or rear then work with the rotors by turning or replacing
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
thank you,, I suspected as much, I am going to fit the new discs and I will pay you on a succesfull outcome.