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I've had my car For about 3 months and Lately I've noticed that When I brake my brake light stays on after i take my foot off the brake. I took it to the Dealer and they kept it for 2 days and they Gave me a Crappy 04 Malibu Classic. And when i got it back they told me that they couldnt duplicate the problem And since i got it back i've realized that when i brake the car acts like it doesnt want to stop and its scares me that first my brake light stays on and second im not stopping. Has anyone else had this problem if so can you Please Help me I dont wanna get into an accident even though that means i can get a New car but my insurance will go up and being 19 im already paying 600 a month for 2 cars My Mazda3 and my Cobalt 2.4 ss sedan lol i hate coupes.


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i am sorry you got stuck with that car. you may think you bought an ss, but you really bought a family sedan with a cheater badge. good luck justifying that badge next time you pull up next to a civic with a turbo...or a yugo for that matter.
 

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i am sorry you got stuck with that car. you may think you bought an ss, but you really bought a family sedan with a cheater badge. good luck justifying that badge next time you pull up next to a civic with a turbo...or a yugo for that matter.
Wow, it's jackasses like you that make forums unbearable at times. You do realize that your "stock" coupe ONLY has 205 HP, right? That isn't exactly a rocket you got there bud. Most people would consider any car with an "SS" badge but no V8 a cheater. Ease off and don't rip on someone who is looking for help from fellow Cobalt fans.
 

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ouch lol.

I really don't know what to tell you about the brake problem, though. I would say you've got a sticking switch which is keeping the light on, but that wouldn't explain the difficulty stopping. Need more info about the problem- is the brake pedal softer/stiffer than usual? Does it make any noises? Any kind of vibration or pulling?
 

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fleckenwhat said:
i am sorry you got stuck with that car. you may think you bought an ss, but you really bought a family sedan with a cheater badge. good luck justifying that badge next time you pull up next to a civic with a turbo...or a yugo for that matter.
hey your pretty cool i was going to say that :rolleyes:
 

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When i brake It feels really weird... I have to slam on the brake just to stop Normal. And to bring the back back i have to put my foot behind the brake to bring it back.. Im really getting tired of this Tomorrow I wanna take it back but i work a Full time job so it limits the times i can take it back. Im wondering if the motor on the Brake is Actually going. And another thing when im on the highway and i have to stop rather quickly the car sways really bad and Once i almost hit someone cause i flew into the other lane
 

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if you brake pedal is going all the way down before it has an effect and you have to pull it back up then that would obviously make your brakes lights stay on. now for the more important part, it sounds like you have a problem with the brake booster. im sure its not the vacuum line hooked up to the brake booster cause you would here if it was leaking and you would idle really rough. it might be an internal problem in the booster. im not too sure what you mean by the motor on the brake :confused:
 

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if they say they can't duplicate the problem again... i'd go for a ride with them in the car. there's no way they can deny it when you're sitting next to him/her.

and to fleckenwhat... you do realize how much we get made fun of by guys driving REAL SS's right? don't think you're something special because you're driving a sport compact just like half the other idiots on the road. it's people like you that i get shit for, just cuz i drive a cobalt ss.
 

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antkeithstewart said:
When i brake It feels really weird... I have to slam on the brake just to stop Normal. And to bring the back back i have to put my foot behind the brake to bring it back.. Im really getting tired of this Tomorrow I wanna take it back but i work a Full time job so it limits the times i can take it back. Im wondering if the motor on the Brake is Actually going. And another thing when im on the highway and i have to stop rather quickly the car sways really bad and Once i almost hit someone cause i flew into the other lane

Simple answer, the first thing I would look for from what you are describing is a leak in a brake line. You've lost pressure in the system, and the first thing to check when you've lost pressure is for a leak. That's why the pedal doesn't come back up, and the reason your pedal feels soft and unresponsive- also in anti-lock brakes if you get air in the lines (which you have) they can lock up and unlock randomly- the air in the lines and the lack of fluid is causing the brakes to grab unevenly, which is causing your sway.

Tell the dealership this is what you suspect, and I'm willing to bet they will be able to locate the problem. Hope this helps.
 

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i have the same problem with the pedal not returning. i also have to lift the pedal with my foot...i brought it in like 3 months ago and they said it didn't do it...and it still does it...im getting used to it now but its annoying...the only difference is that my brakes r fine...i can stop perfect i just dont get any return on the pedal
 

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My Redline did that a few times, here's what I did. Never happened again.

Grab the brake pedal like you're pissed off at it, and pull that muthaf*** toward you, and shake it a bit, yell at it while doing so. This was my method anyway.

Never has done it again. It was intermittent for about 2 months with the sticking brake light though, before I beat the stuffing out of it.
 

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Hey I had a problem with my boost controller my left brake would get stuck and make the cars steering vibrate they told me they couldn't duplicate the problem and I told them I don't care if you can duplicate it or not theres a problem with the car and you better find cause there's no way I'm getting in accident cause of this so do whatever you have to, to solve the problem and figure it out, they had it for 2weeks while I had a rental that they paid for of course. it ended up being the boost controller.
 

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fleckenwhat said:
i am sorry you got stuck with that car. you may think you bought an ss, but you really bought a family sedan with a cheater badge. good luck justifying that badge next time you pull up next to a civic with a turbo...or a yugo for that matter.
Umm...he has a naturally aspirated 170hp motor. put on a supercharger kit and he has you all beat. the 2.0l is only 140hp with out the supercharger, just to put things into perspective. nothing wrong with the SS 2.4L. have some form of respect mr invincible. :eek:
 

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this might not really help you but if you either have a leak in your brake booster line or if it's completely popped off, you'll get that nastly no brake feeling... be carefull and go and tell them it's doing it and tell them that if they say it's good to write it down. This can get your in an accident. once I installed s2 on the srt I popped of the brake booster line and it was no fun. becarefull and take it in ASAP.
 
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