As it turns out Andy the vacuum hose wasnt holding on properly and air would leak/enter(if this would hav persisted my pedal would hav gone soggy again..) we replaced it.... but this was not the problem..
as soon as we took off the wheel we were able to see metal dust everywhere.. my first reaction was to think that my calipper or brace had fallen off...
the bottom of the brace was eating away at my tire rims
i continued to shake the parts to see what seemed to be loose, to my surprise everything seemed to be perfectly tight on the wheel and plate, the problem was the axel(passenger side), around the boot it was complety loose and shaky,
if it wasnt for new shiny brace rubbing againts my rim; holding the broken axel.. i might have lost my transmission (only 130,000K on it..
now thinking back to what could have cause the problem execpt that the axel hasnt been replaced in 11years..(anyone know how long they should last??)..
there was a slight noise a bit of a thump, i would hear once in a while. This noise started after i had my winter tires put on at WALMART.. at first since the noise was minor and i couldnt feel the lil thump since it was thumping slightly on the passenger side..i didnt think much of it.. i actually thought it was the new winter tires grabbing the road. The day my axel came off in the highway.. this noise grew louder and more sudden, but i still could not feel the thump. I thought it was because my tire air was down, it was but not by much.. so i filled the air.
i am 100% that if i would have sat on the passenger side that day, i would have noticed the thump and i would hav taken the car in. but i never ride in the passenger side.
so im gonna get a new brace, balljoint and axel,
the metal dust got into the disc but did not scratch it bad, and not deep. the pads and calipper is ok, a scratch or two, and the plate is ok also.
i do not know if this was the doing of walmarts monkeys, getting 205 70s instead of the suggested 215 65s or just an old axel??..
what do you guys think?
yeah i thought it was the ABS because of the car slowdown, and sounded as if the brakes had locked on.. so right away i blamed the ABS. I did not think of an axel braking, or dislodging becuase that usually cause your car to come to a complete halt,loose a wheel or tranny...i am not a friend of ABS still