Question about 1999 Chevrolet Cavalier
Ok- Changing break pads and cylinders. (had to replace one cylinder as the piston siezed on the new pads and old rotor. Vice grip would not push back in, had to pry the **** thing off) Only changed front driver cylinder (i know i should replace both but low on funds, ) Let the break lines drip out but only one side at a time. (no floor jack) replaced brake fluid with car off. no leaks. supposedly let me know how to check. any way the car now has spongy brakes. i dont know where master cylinder is or brake booster to check connections. Please help
You have air in your system, you need a helper to bleed the air out. The master cylinder is what ur brake fluid resivore is sitting on, the large round object behind it is the brake booster (looks like a squished basket ball) these will be on the fire wall driverside
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: brake pedal dropping to floor
do u have the antilock brake bleeding tool? if not you will need to have the dealer bleed the brakes, the ABS control valve must be electricaly held open to bleed the brakes there of course is a special tool for this.
Posted on Oct 18, 2009
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SOURCE: Spongy brakes
So long as the brake booster is working, test it by turning on the engine, press the brake pedal all the way down, then shut off engine keeping your foot on the brake pedal, if the pedal comes up slightly pushing against your foot then the booster IS working.
Did you BLEED the brakes??????
Posted on Mar 29, 2010
I just went to Brake Masters this morning and had them replace the Master Cylinder since I was experiencing the pedal very spongy and going to the floor. When they replaced the Master Cylinder and they gave me back the car, the brakes were still spongy and going to the floor. I addressed this to them and they took another look at it, but when I took it for a second time, the brakes were extremely spongy. It was almost like they gave me back my car in worst condition to when I brought it in. Can you help?
Posted on Jul 31, 2010
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