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Grabbing Brakes

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Whenever brakes get wet (raining), they seem to grab more than under dry, normal conditions.  Almost as if I was really slamming on them.  If they were in wet conditions, and I back out of my garage, there is a popping (?) noise, like a loose ball joint, from the driver's side brakes. Are Hybrid brakes different that non-hybrid brakes?

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Yes they are different, like what are on the Fusion, base model MKZ's have a larger rotor and different calipers.

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Sounds like a sticking caliper slide.

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He's asking about Hybrid brakes.  They do operate differently but needs to hear from a Hybrid owner.

 

I'm moving the topic to the Hybrid forum.

Edited by drolds1

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Over 50K miles on my 2014MKZh and never heard any popping noise backing up in wet weather and applying the brakes. (I do not back out of my garage as I back in :) )

 

Don't forget that part of the Hybrid braking system is the hydro/motor/generator action that engages thus returning power to the battery

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This may be a dealer check for me.  But then I should go back to them.  I may be doing their dealership worker's apparel line, so I guess I should kiss some butt. :puppy_kiss:

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I have experienced this issue. It was a sticking caliper slide. Lincoln makes an updated rebuild kit that hopefully will prevent this pattern failure in the future. I'm not 100% sure, but this most likely will apply to all models regardless of power train.

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