Question about 2002 Chevrolet Tracker
I have a 2002 Chevy Tracker....It has 113 000 k on it. I was driving one day and the brake pedal went straight to the floor, when I would pump the brake pedal it would get hard, So I took it into Midas and had them take a look at it. They said they inspected it for any leaks and there were no leaks so they figured it was the Master Cylinder. So they ordered me a brand new master cylinder from the manufacturer which took over 3 days to get, Once it came in, the garage replaced it and put the brand new one in. I went to pick it up and it still seems like the brake pedal is having some extended travel.....basically replacing the master cylinder did NOTHING, The brakes still don't feel right. I am almost 100% positive that my brake pedal NEVER went that far to the floor! PLEASE HELP ME!!! What could this be?
The extra brake travel can be;
1. air still in the brake lines and need bleeding
2. if there are brake drums on the rear they may be out of adjustment
3. if there are warped brake disc or caliper problems that will add to the brake travel
Posted on Dec 08, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
pull your rear drums and inspect the shoes,you may have too addjust them out by hand too get the peddle you want
Posted on Mar 15, 2009
Did you put fresh fluid in the master cylinder? I really think you still have air in the lines. To bleed manually, start with the bleeder the greatest distance from the master cylinder, car running, helper pushing down about half way on brake pedal and releasing 3 times, on 3rd time, holding pedal down to half way depressed point while you open the bleeder valve. Repeat until you are sure all air has been flushed out. Check master cyl reservoir level often, because if it gets low and you **** air into the system, you have to start all over again. Go to wheel next greatest distance from master cyl, repeat above, working your way to wheel closest to master cyl last.
Posted on Apr 12, 2009
do you have a self bleeder kit? first off, you have to bleed the master cyl back into its self and the combination valve before you go to the wheels. when you do that, I think you will find that you have air in the lines. disconnect both brake lines from the master cyl and put the bleeder kit fittings on the master cyl, then put the rubber tubing with the kit on the fittings and submerge it in the brake reservoir. make sure its full. then pump the pedal until you get a hard pedal. if that is the case, reconnect the lines to the master, then have an assistant pump up the brake pedal with the engine off, and bleed the combination valve which should be connected to the master by steel tubing. pump it up, then hold it down, and crack the fittings loose, one at a time until the pedal goes about half way down, but do not release the brake pedal until the line is tight again, otherwise you will **** air in the lines. after you do all that, go to the farthest caliper or wheel cylynder from the master and bleed that with the same technique,and dont release the pedal until you close the bleeder screw. unless you have a major prob, this will work.
Posted on Jul 20, 2009
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