View Full Version : what in the hell....

12-01-2007, 01:50 AM
well tonight I was goin to class, about 2 minutes from actually and just got off the highway sittin at a red light. I went to let off my brakes slightly and heard a POP as if someone had hit me, though I didnt feel anything. I was like uhh wtf....and the light went green and I started driving and hear a tire rr-rr-rr-rr sound and have a SLIGHT pull to the right and a very SLIGHT decrease in acceleration and my pedal gets a slight bit soggy. I made it to class, and my right caliper is smoking. Of course I'm not happy, but I did what investigating I could and checked my fluid level which was fine. When I came out of class, I did a little more checking, all screws and everything are just fine, also this is the caliper I just replaced. Anyway, I get in the car and drive and my peddle quickly firms back up and I had no further problems. Today was the first time I hit my brakes hard stopping at a red light (and checkin this chick in a tiburon) so I kinda wonder if that had to do with it. I have no idea, but I've never heard of brakes solving their own problems

12-01-2007, 02:39 AM
could have been a misaligned pad the poped back in it's seat. at least nothing broke.

12-01-2007, 02:43 AM
its possible, but its pretty strait forward on the celica. I'm just glad my car was fine. I'm gonna inspect everything tomorrow to make sure, but otherwise I'm gonna let it go since it had no issues at all on the drive back home

12-01-2007, 03:15 AM
Maybe there was a balloon caught in your caliper that finally gave way...or not. Anyway, that's pretty strange, let us know if you find anything. Were you able to get your hand on the caliper to make sure it was tight?

12-01-2007, 03:16 AM
yeah I reached my hand behind the tire to make sure all the bolts were still in and everything, everything was good

12-01-2007, 05:35 AM
keep checking it every week or so, because the disk might go all wavey

Disco Dan
12-01-2007, 04:22 PM
I bet the Tiburon was an automatic.

12-01-2007, 05:39 PM
I bet the Tiburon was an automatic.

12-01-2007, 05:43 PM
Today was the first time I hit my brakes hard stopping at a red light (and checkin this chick in a tiburon)
Hot chick in Tib, 96% chance it was an automatic. :D

12-01-2007, 07:16 PM
my hot chick in a tib rides v6 6speed and now with mods thanks to the resident brother

have to find the pic with the borla sticker on her ass

12-01-2007, 08:17 PM
actually I've known quite a few girls to drive stick shift....wouldnt be any of my ex's though....

'90 CeLicA Aus
12-01-2007, 09:31 PM
Yes, check for the balloons. They're deadly :hehe: