Feeling the road/ground when I hit the break! on 1997 Plymouth Grand Voyager

Whenever I drive over wet dirt or snow I can feel it when I hit the breaks. It feels like the break pedal is hitting the ground! It's only when it's wet! What could be causing this and is this normal?

by in Paradise, CA on March 20, 2011
1 answer 4 comments
ANSWER by on March 20, 2011
I would remove all wheels, drums, and inspect all caliper mounts and pads and hardware and shoes at rear for holddown problems and maybe hardware came undone. May be a surface problem at the rotors/drums. Look for discolored hot spots. Sounds like your prob happens when brakes are getting wet. By the way, I used to live on Paradise Ave. and have been to very many Gold Nugget Days and remember almost all of them but some are very fuzzy.
COMMENT by on March 21, 2011
Thank you for the tip! My husband thinks it's the abs at work that I am feeling, but it doesn't seem normal to me. I will try your idea! Thanks!
COMMENT by on March 21, 2011
I wrongfully assumed that you had driven it long enough to have experienced the abs brakes before. If not then I believe your husband to be right. You will feel a pulsation at the pedal that feels like it is pulsing and trying to push back at you pushing down but pulsing at the same time. Will make a noise also. If that is what you feel then I bet that is it. My uncle used to operate a repair shop in town and I would have sent you there. He went to work for the county and has since retired. Hope all is well in Paradise.
COMMENT by on March 21, 2011
Thank you! You should move back - lol!
COMMENT by on March 21, 2011
So I could work on your vehicles, right. If there was a tech job or service writer/service manager I would consider it. I still have family there and lots of friends.