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Old 11-12-2012, 11:51 PM
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Originally Posted by kmbaczynski View Post
When I take my foot off the brake of my car it jerks forward and seems to really want to go, and when I stop I'm really having some difficulty doing it smoothly.
Define "difficulty stopping smoothly." Is does it feel like the transmission is fighting you?

Because a common problem is that transmissions can be really jerky sometimes. It's actually not the brakes, it's the transmission hunting for the wrong gear at the wrong time, and upsetting the car's motion.

It's relatively easy to test brakes. Get up to short speed, force the transmission into Neutral, then apply braking. With the transmission out of the picture, you should better be able to tell if the brakes are actually sticky.

For what it's worth, I'm not buying the "by design" explanation. Dealers always say that. Brakes should be smooth and progressive; they definitely are in my BMW.
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