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Braking issues I have a 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier. The other day I hit a pothole when I applied the brakes and now I'm having braking issues. Now there is virtually no pressure to apply the brakes and you have to push it almost completely to the floor to get the car to stop. If you push it 1 millimeter further the wheels lock up. There was some fluid on the ground, but there wasn't a wet spot this morning when I looked. There was just a dry spot from the other day. The car does have anti lock brakes.

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  • lavalampluva May 14, 2009

    I ended up taking it to a garage. Some how, and he couldn't explain how it happened, but something electrical shorted out the master cylinder and boiled the brake fluid. Replaced MS and fluid. Tested fine afterwards with no more problems.



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Have brake lines checked,brake wheel cylinder on rear checked and caliper on front checked.

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