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2001 Ford Escort Question: Brake Problems

 

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FAX68, 2.0L 4 Cylinder DOHC, Natick, MA, May 18, 2011, 09:14
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Does the Ford zx2 has brake problems? I hit my car yesterday up hill the car in front of me stop on a red light and I was probably 7 cars behind him. we were the only 2 cars on the road. I was not even speeding, my speed was around 20 miles per hour because I saw the red light. I stepped on my brakes and put the car in neutral but the car wouldn't stop or it the was sliding. It was raining yesterday and might be the cause of the car to slide. I just install new front brakes and other engine components. the car rans great but not sure if the Ford ZX2 has brake problems. I don't want my daughter riding with me if FORD ZX2 has brake problems. This would be my 2nd accident in 2 months. First one was definetely my fault because I was not for looking for 10 seconds (grab something on the front passenger seat). rear ended a car because someone wanted to exit at a last minute on 95. I fixed the bumper pushed it back and no major damages. I took out the reinforcement bar because it was already crack. I was going to replace it but too late. The car is still running but my driver side headlights is busted. If I have install a new reinforce bumper I might have totalled the other car yesterday.

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    overbys from Overbys Inc, May 18, 2011, 11:35
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    no, there are no chronic brake problems that you can blame
    for your accident. when you pay a shop to work on your car, they have insurance called garage liability. they also
    will check over everything they do and use only top quality
    parts, so that "comebacks" are a minimum. they have many years of hands on experience and continually update their
    automotive knowledge by reading and attending seminars. a lot of folks want to save money by doing their own repairs,
    and that's their choice and with that choice comes the legal responsibility to perform those repairs correctly.
    if you do all your own work, would you notice the bald tires that caused the vehicle to slide? a professional would notice and require you to sign off that the vehicle
    was unsafe to drive. sorry, you can't blame this on anyone else.

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    FAX68, May 18, 2011, 12:24
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    Yes brakes was done by certified mechanic.
    (sorry I didn't mentioned that) I did noticed that my tires are a little bald. It was my negligence. thank you so much for the answer.

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