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Bleeding brakes on 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

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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.

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Yes, they do. A good time to have your brake system checked out as well.

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did you check the master cylinder? makke sure the cap is on tight....and full of fluid

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ABS light on problems are either the result of bad wheel sensors, bad connectors, or bad ABS relay.

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SOURCE: my brake fluid was empty and brake pedal goes to

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).

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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.

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If the master cylinder is replaced, care must be taken to prime the new master cylinder by removing all of the air and completely filling it with brake fluid. The spongy feeling is air that is still in the circuits. You will need to bleed the back brakes as well as the front ones again. The order that you bled them seems correct, but perhaps there remained some air in the main trunk lines.

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You need to bleed the air out of your brakes lines. It can be done without help, but 2 people would much easier. Here are are instructions for both. First, one person --- In order to do this, you will need a bottle of brake fluid, a can for more brake fluid, (like an empty 5lb. coffee can), a length of rubber hose not much larger in diameter that a drinking straw, but about 18" long, if possible, and a 3/16 opened-end/box-end wrench.

First of all, jack the car's front end up and take the front tires off. Take the lid off of the brake fluid reservoir under the hood of your car. Make sure there is the proper amount of fluid in the reservoir. Put about 1-1 1/2" of brake fluid in the coffee can, and set it under the tire on the side you'll be working on first. Take the length of hose and put one end of it in the coffee can, and attach the other end to the bleeder valve on the back side of the brake caliper. Use the wrench and loosen the bleeder, but do not take it all the way out. Now, get in the car and pump the brake pedal slowly, all the way to the floor, and all the way back up. After a few pumps, check the fluid level in the reservoir. If needed, add some. Pump the brake pedal a few more times, repeat the process again. Then, with the hose still attached and the other end in the can, close the bleeder valve and do the same process to the other side. If needed, you can reuse the fluid that comes out of the lines into the can. Replace the lid on the reservoir.

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