Why is it unwise to suddenly apply the brakes of a car on a wet or icy pavement?
On older Fords, the vacuum advance in the distributor has an insulated wire that breaks over time, but still maintains some continuity, until the wire is flexed during braking, as when you come off the freeway, and the engine stalls. The car restarts and is set to go until you brake again. A real...
No, not if you are towing a vehicle with a tow rope. If the tow car loses traction it could cause both cars to veer of the road. If the towed vehicle is unable to stop, it could impact the tow vehicle. Either situation is bad, just shell out the money and pay a professional tow truck.
Having lived in the north for most of my life, icy roads are part of driving in winter. The problem we seem to encounter here is often referred to as "memory drop." Each winter, there is about a two week period of time when drivers need to relearn how to maneuver on slippery roads. The common dit...
It SHOULD stop in a straight line ! If you mean like in the movies, they turn the steering wheel while they step on the brake - sending the car into a controlled skid.
Any car needs traction to accelerate, turn or stop. Your tires can't grip on slippery roads, it needs clean and dry asphalt for maximum traction.
Replace the power brake booster. Your losing vacume in it. ( Or )I also had a car doing the same thing. It turned out that the wireing was melted and grounding out the power wire in the harness that goes throu the firewall. It was a big job to replace. Tim
Have your brake system checked immediately! (by a proffesional)
Your momentum forces you forwards until you can regain stability. If the car rapidly sped off, you would be thrust back into your seat.
When your car is coasting 20mph without applying the brakes you feel a sudden drag could this be the transmission downshifting from 3rd to 1st skipping 2cd?
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Two reasons. The wet road has a lower coefficient of friction that the dry one. It is more slippery. The same goes for the brakes. If they are wet, they will be less effective because of the same reason. A higher amount of friction wastes more energy, in this case momentum, causing a loss of spee...
ya they must be carefull coz in slippery roads when the brakes r applyed hardly there ll be chances of sciding b'coz of les traction force beween tyre n surface n at same time the locking of wheels takes place so we ll not be in position to stare so v should be carefull
If you are on wet pavement, be that from rain, snow, sleet or a combination it is OK to drive with the front wheels engaged.Actually, it is probably beneficial under these circumstances.However, you should never drive your vehicle on dry pavement while in four-wheel drive.
Why does car whistle when to turn in a curve and it continues to whistle until you apply your brake?
You might have a belt loose, which is more of a squeaking noise than a whistle. If it's a very clear whistling noise, there is something wrong with your brakes. The shoes may be rubbing, the pads may be worn down. I'd get it checked out.
I would advise bringing your car to a mechanic as quickly as possible. Your brakes could fail. This puts you at a high risk for injury or even death.
The swing brake is used to hold the house or operators controlls in one place preventing the excavator from swing espically when the machine is not setting level. it differs in machines where it is located but usually is appiled with the left foot
a belt needs changed. go to see a mechanic
The vehicle probably has warped brake rotors, resurface or replacement of brake rotors is necessary to cure that condition..
Why is the passenger side of your car floor soaked when it rains but there are no wet spots on the roof or windows?
Simple, you have a leak. Suspect that it is leaking from the cowl. Check the drain for the condenser and see if it is plugged. Check for debris below the window in the channel.
You should first quickly check your rear view mirror if you are about to hit any animal.If another vehicle is so close to you that they would rear end you if your slammed on the brakes, don't brake, rather do a "blind spot move", that is, check over your shoulder and in front, especially if the a...
The speed of the motor vehicle is gently slowed down. The more aggressive the brakes are applied the faster the vehicle slows down eventually coming to a full stop.
There's a lot of (kinetic) energy in a moving car, and that energy has to be gotten rid of. And that just can't happen instantly, it has to be a gradual thing. A car stopping in an instant would be like you jumping off a chair and trying to land with your legs held straight. Instant pain. OTOH if...
In general there are several possible causes of water ingress to a foot well, from a damaged or deformed door seal to a blocked air-conditioning drain hose or damaged heat exchanger.If it's a heater/air-conditioning fault then the carpet will become wet again in normal driving in dry weather.
The friction caused by the brakes causes the car to decelerate. This negative acceleration, in turn, causes a force to be applied to all those in the car. This is the lurch you feel.
If you apply the breaks quickly on a slick road, the wheels' rotational movement will come to a complete stop, but the car itself will keep moving forward, causing the car to slip. It happens because the force of friction, Ff, is small. The traction of the wheels on the ground (which requires tha...
To stop a car, the brakes have to get rid of that kinetic energy.They do so by using the force of friction to convert that kinetic energy into heat.When you press your foot down on the brake pedal, a connected lever pushes a piston into the master cylinder, which is filled with hydraulic fluid.
Some bikes have disc brakes on both wheels, but the front brake is more important. During braking you'll encounter something called dynamic weight transfer, which basically means that more of the bikes weight will be supported by thr front wheel and less by the rear. As the front wheel gets heavi...
If it is wet with engine coolant you have a leaky heater core.If it is wet with water you have a plugged AC condensation drain.
One or a number of the following things could cause condensation inside the car: Wet clothes/shoes/pets – water on these items will slowly evaporate into the cabin air or, if heavily soaked, cause the seats and carpet to become wet.A water leak.No circulation of fresh air.
Because a body in motion tends to stay in motion. See the link, The Car and The Wall.
The water gets into the brakes and when you stop there is less friction.
Who will be responsible if your car slid sideways on an icy pavement and a van came up and hit your car?
A large deciding factor could be on what the law enforcement had to say in the matter. Snow and ice can sometimes cause the investigation to be written up as 'no fault.' Unless there is a court trial, each persons insurance will pay for their vehicle damage.
Leaking Heater Core Another possible cause of wet carpet, especially in the front of the car, when it hasn't been raining, is a leak from the heater core.Car heaters circulate coolant through the dashboard area to heat the car, and if the heater core springs a leak, coolant can drip onto the floor.
It takes more effort to stop a car that does not have power brakes, although its rare to see a car without power brakes any longer. In either case, the literal answer to your question is yes it does increase the force applied to the brakes. Two feet are stronger than one. More force on the pedal ...
Shifter is unimportant in an urgent stopthe brakes are the only important thing I AGREE USING THE SHIFTER CAN LOCK THE REAR WHEEL AND LOSE CONTROl of the back end
It depends on where it is on.Normally the braking force is balanced on an axle but different between axles. i.e., the braking force between left and right brakes on an axle is the same but the braking force on the front axle might be greater than the rear.
Why on a 98 ford escort zx2 would your car shake when you apply the brakes going highway or faster speeds?
You have warped rotors. To cure the problem, you will need to remove both front rotors and have them turned by a machine shop, or replaced if they are not turnable. Be sure and replace both front sets of pads, even if they look good. Also check the calibers to make sure they are not sticking. Sti...
pulsating effect The Abs equipped cars do this naturally older cars with abs you will notice it more so than newer models.. If it just started occurring there may be a problem in the braking system. if it feels as if you are going over rumble strips (without the noise) when you brake first suspe...
More than likely you have a warped rotor(s). You need to determine if it's coming from the front or rear brakes or both. The suspect rotor(s) would need to be turned or replaced along with brake pads if needed.
They continue on their path but the car slows down. It's more like the car moves back.
Most of the time cars skid when the roads are slippery or icy.When roads have a slick surface, there is less friction between the tires and the road.This causes less traction for the tires and it is easier for them to lose control.It is not impossible to skid on dry surfaces.
check light bulbs and fuses. light bulbs have 2 elements in them, one for stop and one for running. if thses are ok, replace brake light switch on brake pedal
Sure, leather can get wet - but it's not a great idea.The main problem when you get leather wet actually arises as the leather dries.When leather gets wet, the oils in the leather bind to the water molecules.The leather's loss of natural oils causes it to lose its supple quality and turn brittle.
The year, make, model, transmission and engine info would help but it is probably the transmission down shifting if the vehicle is an automatic.
If sitting still in your car with the engine running you can apply the brakes and the pedal slowly goes towards the floor you have a defective brake master cylinder. The only repair is to replace the master cylinder. This is a very dangerous situation and must be repaired immediately. Failure to ...
Assuming nothing obvious (like having your foot on the accelerator) there is a problem with sticking or broken or disconnected accelerator linkage. On late-model cars with cable linkage and fuel injection you will need to inspect everything related from the accelerator pedal to the injector butte...
The purpose of the brake is to stop the bike from moving so it is really hard to move a bike when you put the brake on.
When Maggie applies the brakes of her car the car slows unifromly from 15.4 meterspersecond to 0 ms in 2.46 s How many meters before a stop sign must she apply the brakes in order to stop at the sign?
You have given us the rate of deacceleration when Maggie applies the brakes of her car but at what velocity is Maggie travelling before the stop sign? Alternatively; having ceased all movement by applying the brakes of her car the question has no relevance.
There might be a hole in the oil pan.One or more oil seals may have dried out and cracked. If recently serviced the sump plug might not have been replaced correctly. If not serviced regularly the bolts holding the oil pan in place may have become loose.
It depends on how fast you are traveling, how well your brakes work and how much braking force is applied. If you are going 1 mph and slammed down on the brake you would stop instantly. If you are going 100 mph and lightly touched the brake who knows when you would stop.
Check the rear brakes. Pull the drums/brake pads and check the brakes for cracking. Take it to a tire shop and ask them to pull the rear tires off the rims to check for heat damage. If the tire has turned grey where it touches the rim, it has been damaged and shouldn't be used any longer.
When you apply the brakes, that energy of motion is transformed into something else, and the car slows down.Most cars use friction brakes, which inhibit motion by converting kinetic energy to heat.Because cars are massive and move fast, they have a lot of energy to convert.
The engine mite hav some problems
Water present on the floorboard is usually caused by one of two things.Water is circulated into the passenger compartment through the heater core.The heater core is heated by the engine coolant.If this hose becomes restricted, the water that condenses on the evaporator core will leak into the pas...
Wet brakes on any vehicle will usually result in eliminating the friction that is needed (physical surface resistance between the intended braking surfaces) to actually slow down the vehicle & bring it to a stop. Additionally, depending on the material of the brake pads & shoes being used...
hi u could hav a leak on u vacuum pipe from u engine to the brake servo or u brake servo is faulty
on a wet day the air contains too much h20 in form of vapour in it. since the inside of the car is warm and outside cold, the vapour condenses on the outer side of glass to liquid form.this water on glass we observe as steaming of glass.
Engine Overheating – The most common reason for an engine to stop is that it is overheated.This will result in the engine shutting down suddenly.Unsecured Engine– This is a more uncommon cause of engine failure, but it can happen if the engine has been worked on and not secured properly back in p...
Its important because when you use cars, they create pollution to the Earth which can cause global warming.
In order to stop a car using ONLY the emergency brake, roughly 4 times the force would have to be applied to the emergency brake system that the normal brake system. This is because the emergency brake only activates one to two pads in the rear of the vehicle, where as the normal brake system act...
The reason could vary. Your heater core, or your windshield could be leaking. However if you've investigated and havent found that to be the issue, I am currently working on a 94 Ram in my shop. I removed the seats and pulled the carpet, then took truck outside and hosed it down. I found the leak...
When a bus or a train starts suddenly, the passengers sitting inside tend to fall backwards.This is so because the lower part of his body starts moving with the bus or train but the upper part tries to remain at rest due to inertia of rest.
Why does your car vibrate when your at a stop light or while applying the brakes for a 2001 dodge stratus?
If you are saying it vibrates while applying the brakes just before you come to a stop, then the brake rotors are warped. You will need to have them turned and trued, and replace the front brake pads. If you are saying it vibrates while you are sitting still, then look for a vacuum leak. If you ...
The most common reason for a car to shake is related to tires.If the tires are out of balance then the steering wheel can shake.If your steering wheel shakes while you are braking then the problem could be caused by “out of round” brake rotors.This vibration can also be felt through your brake pe...
You need to be more specific.
Try putting in neutral at the time and see if it makes a difference. I had a similar problem w/1991 Lincoln and found that it was a recall from Ford. When brakes got warm they would apply, due to defective master cylinder
Why is it that a 98 Bonneville will bog or lose power while driving on the highway only when it is raining heavily and then all of a sudden drive fine?
2 reasons - 1) Water on the roadway creates a significant drag on the tires & 2) High relative humidity in the air going into the engine slows the combustion process down.
It is safe to drive, it won't burt into flames. Your concern should be the mold that will eventually grow.
Why does a moving truck takes a much longer time to stop than that taken by a car when brakes are applied on both?
The reason that it takes a moving truck a much longer time to stop than it takes a car to stop when the brakes are applied on both is because the truck weighs more. The more mass a vehicle has the longer it will take to stop.
When you put your 1999 Toyota Tacoma in 4 wheel drive it feels like the parking brake is on when turning on pavement What could be causing this?
When on dry pavement in 4wd the front and rear wheels are working against each other. Your forward movement is hindered by the front wheels especially in a turn, the rear wants to push you faster than the front will allow. Only use 4wd on dirt or snow.
warped rotors(brakes)...most likely front ones
The basic reasons in order of likely hood:
What device is used to let air into each brake chamber making the S Cam activate to apply the brakes?
S-cam Brakes.When you push the brake pedal, air is let into each brake chamber.Air pressure pushes the rod out, moving the slack adjuster, thus twisting the brake camshaft.
There could be a problem with the right brake causing the left to brake harder and pulling to the left. Worn front end parts like a tie rod end can also cause this. Have the vehicle checked out it is not safe to drive.
When the car vis moving u are at the same pace with but a sudden brake stops the motion of the car but not yoursAn object in motion tends to stay in motion.
that's depending on how fast its going
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What happens to you when you are riding in a car your seat belt is unfastened and the driver steps on the brake suddenly?
If your seatbelt is unfastened and the driver suddenly steps on the brake real hard, you will fly forward and go crashing into whatever is in front of you. Then you will complain, "That hurt." I will then tell you, "If we would have been in an accident, you would have done much more than hit the ...
It is a fake brake! If you are riding on a flat dry surface it works, but gets super hot. If you are riding on a hill or wet surface it just doesn't work. Wrote to MGP about this. They replied with a picture of the safety sticker which says the scooter should not be used in the wet or on hills. T...
Do you believe the man who said his Prius accelerated to over 90 mph and he could not apply the brakes why do you disagree or agree?
i agree because not only did the police officer say he smelled the rubber from the brakes he saw the lights on and you cant go 90 mph with the brakes on.
Brakes are the most important safety feature on your vehicle, so you should not drive your car if your brakes are not working properly.Leaking brakes are another reason the Brake Warning Light may come on.If the brakes are leaking, you will not be able to stop the car.
When the steering wheel is hard to turn, the problem is often with the power steering system.Power steering uses pressurized hydraulic fluid against one side of the piston, which forces the wheels turn and makes steering far easier.Here are some of the common causes of a malfunctioning steering s...
When your vehicle tires ride on a thin layer of water, it is called, "Hydroplaning".
Using brakes slows your speed.
There are many different reasons that could potentially factor into a car losing its oil like a disconnected hose, oil cap seal missing or a slew of other issues.
The vast majority of leaks are due to degraded engine gaskets, oil pan leaks, oil seals or bad connections.Crawl under the car and check the oil pan seals.While you're there also check the oil pan drain plug.Next check the timing cover seal and the valve cover gaskets.