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Old May 14th, 2018, 02:11 PM
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Car problems after brake job

Over the weekend I had brake pads, calipers, rear drums and shoes, master cylinder and brake booster replaced. Today I drove it and noticed the steering wheel felt stiff,engine seemed heavy when accelerating, rpm would go into 2000-3000 range but car seemed to have brakes on. Then after a few minutes it stopped reversing. It had absolutely no power to reverse. Car wasn't overheating it was at normal temperature but all the radiator fluid was spilled.
Car was fine before brake job
Engine and transmission were working in great condition.
What could be wrong??

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Old May 14th, 2018, 02:58 PM
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Is there a reason why you havent called the shop that did the work, because they would know best what they may have done.
If you are saying the car wont move and all the engine coolant is gone, you need to have it towed back to the shop.
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Old May 14th, 2018, 10:12 PM
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Sounds like you over heated the motor by trying to drive with the brakes locked , I have seen a rod in a booster between the master that is to long that will lockup the brakes once they get hot from dragging , it could be that. Tow it.
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