Question about 1999 Buick Regal
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Buick Regal brakes
Sometimes (when changing the brake calipers on disk brakes, or changing wheel cylinders on drum brake systems) the mechanic will clamp a vise grip pliers on the rubber hose to prevent hydraulic fluid from dripping out. This can break the internal fiber lining in the rubber hose. Then the fluid flow can be blocked. When you press the brake pedal, fluid may not flow to the wheel or wheels. As you press harder, the fluid may suddenly flow through the line, causing the brakes to suddenly activate.
Or an even more likely problem, your brakes drag (stay on) and get hot, because the fluid cannot flow back to the master cylinder when you release the brake pedal. In other words, when you press the brake you force fluid through a partially blocked rubber hose. But the return of the fluid (backwards through the rubber hose) is caused not by pressure, but just by equilibrium, a balancing act. Well, if the line (rubber hose) is blocked, the fluid stays in the caliper or wheel cylinder, and the brake is still on, and the brake gets hot.
Ken Camas, Washington firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted on Dec 28, 2008
I had the same problem with my 95 Lesabre. The owners manual says to take the key out, and wait 3 minutes(until the light goes off). It should fire right up.
Posted on Feb 26, 2009
1999 buick custom century odometer light has gone out. what is the cost to repair? is there a simple way to repair or replace the lighting?
Posted on Aug 21, 2009
U need to clear the AC condensation drain, crawl under the car on the passenger side and near the base of the engine firewall u will find a drain pipe, (about 3/4") clear t and the water will stop going on the passenger floor.
Posted on Aug 30, 2009
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