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1997 Buick Skylark No BRAKES

My husband recently changed the master cylinder and pads and we have bled all lines and get nothing but brake fluid back, but when the vehicle is started the brakes go to the floor. please help!

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  • mommaof2brat Feb 27, 2009

    We did all that. And yes it has ABS. My ABS light has been on for some time, could that have anything to do with it?

  • mommaof2brat Feb 27, 2009

    When the brakes are pumped up I have brakes. Put to just push on them they go to the floor. We will try bleeding from the back to the front and see if that works. Any other ideas please feel free to answer as I will be checking this frequently!



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  • Mike Butler
    Mike Butler May 11, 2010

    Does it have ABS brakes?

  • Chris
    Chris Sep 05, 2014

    Check the fuses for your ABS as the light should reset everytime you re power the car. There is a major issue with master cylinder if the fuse isn't blown.

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Try bleeding the master cylinder after it has been installed, the same way you bleed lines. Just crack the lines a smidge. And I mean a tiny smidge. It worked on my 97 protege.

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    Mike Butler Feb 28, 2009

    Just for future reference, when bleeding brakes, always go to furthest wheel from master cylinder first, which on most vehicles means, rt.rear, left.rear, rt.front, left front. (from sitting in drivers seat.)

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Did you bleed the master cylinder before you put it on the car .
New master need to be bench bleed before you install them then bleed all the brakes starting with the furthest one from the master

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  • James Waters Feb 27, 2009

    i have found with abs you need to pump more before you start to bleed 50 to 100 times more and after you bleed

    with a abs light on you should still have brake presure even with a bad abs pump .a bad abs pump you will feel in the brake pedal like a pulsing .the light can be a sensor

  • James Waters Feb 27, 2009

    post your findings when your done

  • James Waters Feb 27, 2009

    also check for leaks in the brake booster

  • greg swartz Mar 21, 2013

    what was the reason for the MC change? you bled the brakes and got no air? you should at least get a little after a MC change. also could be the MC, even new they sometimes come worthless right out of the box especially if you get the cheapest one. if you got the lifetime warrenty bring it back, bench bleed with the two tube method and bleed until you get air. if you open the lines it's in there somewhere.

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Check the following:
Fluid level in master cylinder is at correct level - between min and max marks or just below the bottom of the cap. If fluid level is okay then was master cylinder very low on fluid recently? If so it may have air trapped in it. Most master cylinder's these days need to be "bench bled" first.

However, the most likely problem is the seals in the master cylinder are bad. You will have to replace it. Another possible but rare problem could be the rubber section of a brake line is "ballooning" when you step on the brake.

The air noise you hear is most likely vacuum from the brake booster, which is normal.
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