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No brake pedal

Replaced everything from rotors to cylinders but have no break pedal so what do i have to do there is no way to stop on a 96 saturn i owna 97 and i have plenty of brake pedal and can stop on a dime but 96 saturn my girl has just has no pedal

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You say you replaced cylinders did you replace the master cylinder? if so before you install it you must bench bleed did you do this? if not to bench bleed it you need to take it back out and fill it with fluid then push the plunger in and out half a dozen times to get the air out of the cylincer. be sure that the rubber " O " ring or gasket is on the back of it beforeyou replace it. Then the next step is to bleed the brakes starting with the passengers side rear wheel hen the drivers side rear wheel then the passengers side front wheel and finally the drivers side front wheel as you bleed them you will need a second person to pump the brake pedal and hold it for you as you loosen the bleeder valve and let the air out and be sre that when the pedal hits the floor that the person inside holds it there until you have tightened the bleeder valve as to not let anyair back into the system. you will need to bleed each wheel until you get strait fluid with no air coming out. also keep in mind that through out this bleeding process you will need to keep topping up the master cylinder as if it gets to low on brake fluid it will allow air into the line. thus causing you to have to redo this entire bleedng process again.

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Have you bled the brakes of all the air? especially after changing the calipers there will be a lot of air in the system, another good part of bleeding the brakes is to replace the bad fluid with new fresh fluid,

have you changed the master cylinder? the master cylinder can also go bad which allows the pressure to bleed past the o-rings and back into the res, along the same lines look under the dash at the pedal to see if the connecting rod is attached,

lastly look for any leaks, park the vehicle on a clean part of concrete and pump the brakes to see if any leaks occur, watch the brake fluid res for any drop in fluid level,

hope this helps you

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These might not be your problem but are most likly. But befor you go thriugh the cost of a new master ciylinder try the brake booster located directly behind the master cylinder. This is cheaper than the master and is more likely to be the cause considering your power stearing is not acting up. But first bleed the brakes strssedbytj suggested.

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