04 Hyundai Elantra all four brakes are locked up?

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I have a Hyundai Elantra GLS 2003 with "anti-lock brakes." I rear ended a car on the highway last night and on recolecting as carefully as I can, I braked, and I believe I braked in time. The car didn't stop. I don't believe it even slowed down appreciably. A friend of mine said that the "anti-lock" mechanism RELEASES the brake when it senses a skid. But what logic there is in not braking immediately after the release (in an automatic pumping motion) escapes me entirely and I braked immediately and I braked hard. I am considering taking Hyundai to court. I'd be grateful for any information or incidents others have experienced.
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Why would a 2002 Hyundai Elantra give a grinding sound when you apply the brakes?

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Replace front brakes on 2005 Hyundai Elantra?

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How do you take the front brake rotors off of a 1999 Hyundai elantra?

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Replace front brakes 2004 Hyundai elantra?

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What causes Hyundai accent front disc brakes to lock up?

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Why would the brake pedal go to the floor on your 2000 Hyundai elantra after you changed the master cylinder blead all the lines and you are still getting no pressure to the brakes?

i would check for a leak, and if that is not the case their is air trapped in a line still, close the bleeder valve have someone pump on the brakes 10-15 times, make sure their foot is off the brake pedal then open the bleeder valve, have them push the brake pedal to the floor and hold it then close (MORE)

What is the problem if the brakes lock up?

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If it's the same set-up as a 2005 Hyundai Elantra GT with disk brakes all around (my car), then it's pretty simple. When you pull the e-brake lever, it tightens 2 cables which pull individually on a lever that is attached to each caliper. This lever turns the piston inside the caliper which tightens (MORE)

Why 2003 Hyundai Elantra hatchback gt rear brakes lights stay on?

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Why do all your brakes keep locking up on your for Taurus 1996?

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How do you replace brake light bulb on a 2003 hyundai elantra?

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How do you change the front dics brake pads on a 2008 Hyundai Elantra?

1. Remove the cap from brake fluid reservoir 2. Loosen lug nuts, raise the vehicle and support it securely 3. Remove the wheel 4. Using a large C-clamp push the piston back into the caliper 5. Remove the caliper mounting bolt 6. Swing the caliper up and secure the caliper with a piece of wire 7. Rem (MORE)