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Old 05-10-2015, 03:22 AM   #1
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Brake dive

I've got an 01 cobra. Since the day I bought it, when you brake it dives to the left. Replaced pads and rotors all the way around. It did make it a little better but still doing it. Everything is wearing the same all around and temps are matched after heat cycles. Bearings feel the same all around and ball joints all feel tight. I'm at a complete loss. Any ideas? Only thing I can think of is abs manifold not pushing proper amount through all points. Any way to actually test that?
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How are your tires? A simple thing thats overlooked a lot. Just my 2 cents


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Brand new tires only 100 miles on them. Just had alignment done too.
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Maybe a caliper going bad.


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That or bad abs manifold is all I can think of. I'm looking for some fluid pressure gauges and some applied pressure gauges now. Awesome knowing that none of the shops around here can diagnose brake problems without replacing parts. Nobody has gauges of any kind.
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Come to southern KY we have some. Do you know if the brakes were bled properly.


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As far as I know. I'm about to drain and fill the system to start from scratch. Figured I'd wait till the gauges showed up so I can do it all at once.
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Dot 3 or dot 4?


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Not sure what's in it. By the time I'm done it'll be dot 4
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Have all of the bushings in the suspension been CAREFULLY inspected for wear?
Your car has an IRS that can get out of alignment during moderate/heavy braking, yet be within specs during an alignment. Same thing with the front suspension...

These cars are getting to the age where every rubber bushing, in the entire suspension, should be looked at very closely.
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I'm just trying to get the scary dive to stop till winter. I'm doing a complete front and rear swap this winter. Everything except what I can't check yet checks out ok. I own my own shop and just lacking the proper gauges to check anything else. About to solve that problem though. Didn't know if the Cobras were prone to any known problems I was overlooking.
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All else I could think of is front suspension and a brake hose/caliper not releasing or clogged. Good luck thou D:


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I'm just trying to get the scary dive to stop till winter. I'm doing a complete front and rear swap this winter. Everything except what I can't check yet checks out ok. I own my own shop and just lacking the proper gauges to check anything else. About to solve that problem though. Didn't know if the Cobras were prone to any known problems I was overlooking.
Swap as in you are doing all the bushings or you are swapping to a solid axle out back?

Not sure what you mean by front swap unless you mean a full aftermarket K setup/coilovers.

If you are near NJ and are swapping to SRA I'm game to do a straight swap with a real low mile solid rear.
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