AFTER DRIVING FOR A MILE OR SO THE CAR SEEMS TO START LOSING SPEED FRONT TIRES LOCK UP AND CAR WILL NOT MOVE BUT AFTER LETTING THE CAR SIT FOR APPR ONE HOUR IT MOVES AGAIN FOR PROBABLY A MILE OR SO AND DOES THE SAME THING AGAIN WHAT IS THE MATTER RECENTLY HAD COMPLETE BRAKE JOB DONE REPLACED EVERYTHING
CAT CONVERTER OR TRANSMISSION PROBLEM on 1996 Toyota Corolla
by Visitor in Pompano Beach, FL on December 06, 2010
1 answer 1 comment
ANSWER by toyserv on December 07, 2010
Sounds like you have a brake caliper issue, or possibly the wrong fluid installed? We have seen instances where something other than brake fluid is installed and once heated up(after driving for a short while?) the calipers will seize up, then when cools down they will release. If it is locking up both front wheels and you just had brake work done this is where I would begine to look.
COMMENT by Visitor on December 12, 2010
Or wrong Dot of brake fluid.... "lose speed then lock up" with no mentioned engine issue..except in YOUR ASSUMPTION..since it implies to me brakes drag (ergo slow down) then lock, Brake fluid should never boil and cool off accept when a Dot is not the write one (Ford had the issue with 5.0 mustangs with idiots replacing caliper phenolic pistons with steel staying with Dot 3 causing the Brake Fluid to exceed heat for the system recommendations and boiling and expanding).... definitely brake related based on your Q.......wrong fluid (other than brake fluid) installed (as the last answer mentions) would corrupt the entire system and all rubber parts would need replacement........$2-3k.....sorry for the bad news....lets hope answer 1 is correct...since I don't re call phenolic in Toyota....do rubber yourself for $600 in parts.....brake fluid flush $30-$70......I'd let a pro tell ya and take care of scams....