Question about 2000 Mercury Sable
Brake light on for a while. reservoir was almost empty. added fluid. light is off but brakes still go to floor. do they need bled
Well you certainly have lots of b.s. that people have given you. First, was it the large or small resivor you had to fill. Large one is front small is rear. yes if your fluid was that low, chances are your caliper/or wheel cylinder is stuck or leaking. that is why your fluid went low. And yes you will need to bleed your system for proper operation.
Posted on Jun 07, 2014
Yes, they do. A good time to have your brake system checked out as well.
Posted on Jan 05, 2013
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
I've done it and hated every minute of it.
Get a quality brake piston rotator tool. The Autozone 5 sided cube is no good.
you will have to spin the piston back about 4-5 turns until it fully retracts.
The expanding/ 500lb pressure clamps do no good b/c the brake is like a hydraulic screw. You can't compress this type of brake.
Starting the rotation of the piston back will require two people
1 to hold the tool and ratchet on the piston, the other to turn the ratchet.
Posted on Aug 30, 2008
ABS light on problems are either the result of bad wheel sensors, bad connectors, or bad ABS relay.
The relay is usually mounted to the top of the ABS module (it was on my '01 Tahoe). And until mine went out, I didn't know these things were problematic. I found a place in Moscow, IA that rebuilds them for $150 and gives a 5 year warranty. You pull your off, send it to them, and have it back in less that a week.
Find their website by Googling ABS repair, Moscow, IA. They have a troubleshooting guide and everything on their website.
Posted on Jan 28, 2009
You need to bleed the brakes if it was low enough for air to get into the lines. Some cars also require you to bleed the anti-lock system.
If the brakes have been bled, you might need a new master cylinder (the metal thing that connects to where you put brake fluid in).
Posted on May 15, 2010
Hi, the reason the pedal goes to the floor is because the brake line going back to the rear axle blew, first you will need to find where the hole is and cut out the bad section, usually you can find a clean spot further down that you can cut out the bad spot. you will need to go to the parts store and get a new piece of brake line and a tubing cutter and a double flare kit. usually you can rent one of these to save money.
Posted on May 22, 2010
Tips for a great answer:
Oct 09, 2016 | 1997 Mercury Sable
Mar 08, 2015 | 2000 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP
Oct 17, 2013 | 1988 Dodge Aries
Nov 13, 2012 | 2000 Pontiac Grand Prix
Nov 05, 2011 | 2000 Mercury Sable
Oct 28, 2011 | 2000 Mercury Sable
Aug 25, 2011 | 1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
Feb 28, 2011 | Chevrolet Caprice Cars & Trucks
Jan 06, 2011 | 2001 Nissan Altima
234 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!
Step 2: Please assign your manual to a product: