Brake Loss

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Randam question that I'm not sure can be answered here, but my friend and I were just leaving school and the brakes went out. Pedal to the floor and no response. We had to pull the e-brake to get the car to a stop before it hit a new BMW. My question is what could cause this? All the brake lines looked intact and there was no leaks under the car. Oh yeah, it is a 2001 Lexus GS 430 if that helps.

I know there are probably a lot of causes, just was wondering what some of them were. Thanks.

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michael_loomis

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did it just happen once Trav ? maybe during turning , you guys hit a bump and caused the caliper to touch the suspension ?

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M/C leaking into the booster
ABS Malfunction
Hardline split somewhere
Caliper seals leaking
bleedscrew(s) open
Booster malfunction



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Did it happen just once?
Did the brakes work afterward?
My wifes 02 Celica had an onging issue of no brakes - pedal would go to the floor. But it was intermitant - POS dealer said no issue - but that is another long story.

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This is the first time it happened. The brakes refused to work after it happened as well. Had to get it towed back to the dealership.

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LMAO!

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I really don't hope you are laughing because my buddy lost his brakes and almost crashed into a BMW because I don't see what is so funny.

If you are laughing at Fish and Michael, well then excuse me, and I'll join you in a laugh!

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Join me Jr, as you can see, I was referring to Fish's comment.

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