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1999 pontiac sunfire sedan

Right rear brake line rusted through, need to replace also need thread size to master cylinder

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It usually is not necessary to relace e line all the way back to the master cylinder. There is usually someplace along the line that can be flared and a barrel connector used to add new line. If you really want to replace it al the way to the master than it would be a good idea to bring the fittings with you when you go to pick up the new parts. This way there will be no communication issue between you and the parts people and you can make sure you are getting the correct parts before you leave the store. Let me know if you have any questions and I'll do my best to answer them. Thank you for using FixYa.com!

Posted on Feb 20, 2012

Testimonial: "Yes, but lines were to rusted to be flared due to being a northern car. i had to take it to a shop and was told the master cylinder was bad too"

  • Jeremy W.
    Jeremy W. Feb 22, 2012

    I work in MN, I know all about rusted brake lines.

    As far as the master cylinder it is pretty common for them to fail after there is a rupture in a brake line or hose. What happens is years of debris will settle in the end of the bore that the pistons and seals never reach when the brakes are working properly. When there is a failure the piston and seals travel into that area, run through the debris, an ruin the seals. This can also happen when bleeding the brakes if your not careful.

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SOURCE: 1999 pontiac sunfire bleeding clutch

my 1999 pontiac sunfire drivers door latch is broke can not close the door. i have it pulled shut? how much will a used latch cost, or even 3 bolts for it? all the auto stores/ jumk yards are closed for me to call

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SOURCE: 1999 Pontiac Sunfire ignition lock cylinder

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SOURCE: How do you replace brakes on 1999 Pontiac Sunfire?

The engine size don't matter except when you order the parts. First you will want to chock the rear tires. This is a front wheel drive, when you jack the front, park wont work. you should also set the parking brake.
You will want a metric socket set and rachet, and a fairly large flat head screw driver.
Remove the wheel.
When you look at the brakes, you should see 2 bolts holding them on, If they have a star shape that looks like a screw driver might fit in it, it is a torx bit, you will need to replace the wheel and go get one. The guy at the parts store should be able to tell you what size.
I'm pretty sure it is going to be a regular hex nut, probably 12 or 13mm.
You can loosen them, but don't remove them yet.

First you need to depress your caliper. This can be done a couple ways.
I just insert a screw driver between the pad and the rotor(the shiny thing that the pads make contact with.) Carefully pry the inner pad slowly away from the rotor. Don't scratch the rotor, you can dig into the pad all you want, your putting new ones on.
Once the inner pad is all the way in, then you can remove the bolts and the caliper will slide out.
Remove the old pads and replace with the new.
Put the caliper back on, make sure you get the bolts tight.
Do the other wheel the same way.
The other way to get the caliper pushed in, by the way.
Remove the bolts, remove the caliper from the rotor, Use a large "c" clamp to depress the cylinder.

P.S. Do not under any circumstances remove your brake lines.

When you are finished with brakes and have tires replaced....

Caution!!! Before you start your car, pump your brakes a few times. Check your brake fluid. You more than likely wont need any, but you should always check it.
Also, do not add brake fluid before replacing pads, the level is going to be higher with new pads.

Back brakes will be similar if it is disc, if it is drum, do your self a favor and have some one else do it or get a service manual. I could walk you thru it, but you need more tools and you have to adjust them....
Better to pay $100 or so and have it done right.

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SOURCE: Engine oil type and capacity for 1999 Pontiac Sunfire SE

kinda of oil,, should be on oil cap,,5-20 or 5-30,,10-30,,oil with out filter change,,4qts,,with filter 4.5qts,,that mean four & a half quarts only,,always ck ur oil stick for oil level,,

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SOURCE: rear brake diagram for 1996 pontiac sunfire

take both drums off the do one whilst looking at the other in case you forget where that little spring went

Posted on Apr 03, 2010

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