I have had new brakes put on and rotors and when I go to push down on the brakes they go all the way down to the floor and they still don't stop I have had the brakes bled and they still aren't working what can be the problem
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Try adding brake fluid to the reservoir that should put the light to rest if not when have you had the brakes serviced last, if you start to hear a metal rubbing noise waste no time to get the brakes serviced chances are you need pads or shoes.. Every 25,000 to 30,000 miles should have them inspected other wise you risk rotor or drum damage if the pads or shoes wear down too far.. hope this helps..
ABS is short for anti-lock braking system. This is a separate system from your hydraulic brakes. The abs light means the system has a problem and it is disabled until you fix it. The regular brakes still work as you know. Someone needs to scan the computer for ABS trouble codes and go from there.
did you replace the pads only or the pads and rotors.either way if you pushed the calipers back without opening the bleeder screws its possible that you may have push some debris into the abs system causing the system not to work when it went through its test.you can try to bleed the brake system to flush out the debris.flush the 4 wheels until the brake fluid is clean and not discolored.don`t let the master cylinder run low of brake fluid.this may fix the problem.if you replaced the rotors make sure that you received rotors for an abs system as i have gotten some that the abs ring was missing from the factory.look on the back of the rotors to see if you can see the ring.it will be attached to the rotor and has teeth on it.you should be able to do this without pulling the rotors off.if there is no ring then you received the wrong rotors or defective rotors.also make sure the abs sensors at the rings is there and not bent or damaged from replacing the brakes and that the wire plug connector is connected and not damaged.if this checks out good then you should have the code pulled to see what direction it sends you to diagnose the problem as it could be a sensor that has stopped working.
jack up frt end. remove wheels. take note of how the brakes go together. do 1 side at a time so you can use the other side as a referance. remove caliper bolts. use a c-clamp to push in caliper pistons. remove old pads. than remove caliper bracket and rotors.dont be afraid its not a big deal. make sure to check brake fluid level and pump the pedal when the job is completed.
It went to the floor because you had to compressed the piston to get it over the new pads and rotors. The brakes need to be pumped up after you replace pads in order for the pistons to come back in contact with the new pads and take up the gap. Pushing the pedal to the floor is never a good idea and a good way to ruin a master cylinder in older vehicles.
As far as the pulsation, have the rotors turned. Make sure the wheels are torqued to the proper spec when you are done (140 lb/ft). Pump up the pedal when you are done and you should have smooth braking.