My Brake Pedal Is Stiff And Car Won't Start. In the past, this has happened when the car was locked from starting if the car was not in park. If the brake lights turn on, it means that the ignition switch is doing fine.
I've noticed this happening too since i've been working from home and drive much less. Press the brake pedal and look for the brake lights. Circuit problems also make the brake pedal stiff, and the car will not start.
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Start the engine, and keep your foot pushing down on the pedal. I've noticed this happening too since i've been working from home and drive much less. If the brake pedal is still stiff at that point, take a look at the brakes.
The Issue Might Be The Stiff Pedal And That's It.
A) with the engine not running, press and depress the brake pedal several times to remove any vacuum from inside the booster. Park the car and turn off the engine. To my knowledge the car.
It Won't Affect Brakes Or Anything.
In the past, this has happened when the car was locked from starting if the car was not in park. Have you been able to start the car yet? It's maybe moving an inch or 2 with a lot of pressure being applied just to start it.
Once All Vacuum Is Gone, If The Engine Is Off, The Brake Pedal Will Be Hard To Press Because The Power Assist (Via The Vacuum) Is Not Present.
The pedal is stiff because you have no vacuum. Jumping it worked and then i replaced the battery. If the brake pedal is stiff, you may need to put a lot of force on it (basically stand on it) to get it to go down.
I Don't Know A Whole Lot About Cars So Ease, Explain It Like I'm A Five Year Old.
The only time you will notice it is after letting the car sit for a few hours. Thank you for any feedback. So if your brake lights are still coming on then the switch is working and it's probably the battery.