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I have to stand on my brakes to stop it what is wrong with my truck?

when i do stand on them the start to slow down and stop eventually but i don't know what the problem is .

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GSXR916 gave you a great answer!! Since theyre in "timeout" i'll repeat it for you - "either your brake fluid is low, or there is air in the lines that needs to be bled out"

I would say go have your brakes checked!! My Yukon did the same thing, thank goodness hubby is a mechanic!!

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thank you! if the pads needed to be replaced there would be a horrible metal on metal grinding sound when you tried to brake not squishyness
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You're welcome!! :D. Time out sucks!! LoL!!
I thought the same thing about the terrible sound it makes when its the pads!
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Unless he's had a recent oil change .. needing to bleed the brakes all of a sudden is an indication of hole in the brake line.
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You need new brakes

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sorry won't let me answer cause i answered too many questions but it sounds like either your fluid is low or there is air in the lines that need to be bled out
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Hey GSX- i repeated your answer for you, so hopefully they will see it below! ;)
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no breaks ...don't drive i5

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Their is too many air bubbles in it, it's a little tricky to do it at home, so I would suggest taking it in to a repair shop.

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bleed them or might be brake booster might be going out it not hard get some in your pump it and realse vaulve do driver than pasnagers than back deiver side than back back passager if it dont work than it brake booster or u got a leak some where

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WTF? That is an answer? You need to learn to spell to communicate. And you don't have any idea of what you are talking about.
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Bad brake pads, low on fluid, bad master cylinder, air in the lines, ruptured line, failing brake booster, bad calipers... the list goes on. Have it towed to Meineke.

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WOW! How do you know all this stuff? I had my Buick for a week before I knew where the gas cap was!...;-)
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Lol. I grew up poor and haven't improved my circumstances much. I do all of my own maintenance, and most of my own repairs.
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1.Check brake fluid level in fluid reservoir,and/or
2.Replace brake pads,"bleed" the brake lines.

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It sounds like your break pads are worn down. If you're having to push all the way down to get your car to stop then it's already pretty bad and you should see a mechanic immediately!

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1. Your brake callipers are bad.
2. Your brake callipers are stuck (equal to bad)
3. Your brake fluid is really low.
4. Your brake pads are worn down.
5. As a safety precaution, check under the brake pedal or the arm it's attached to and see if there's something under it. You know - a toy, your missing wallet, part of last Saturday's lunch or whatever else you you haven't been able to find. No matter what get those jokers fixed before the painful joke is on you.

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What it means is .. YOU CAN NOT DRIVE IT UNTIL IT GETS FIXED! You are a hazard if you have faulty brakes .. take it to a reputable shop to have it repaired.

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If the pedal is hard and not spongy , your power brake booster is probably the problem . Make sure the vacuum line to the booster is connected.

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