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Spongy brakes after car sitting at sideways slope angle

I have a 2003 Pontiac Grand Prix. The brakes were fine until yesterday when the car slid on ice, off edge of road onto the bank. It was sitting at about a 30 degree sideways angle. The e-brake light came on. We pulled it back onto the road, but now the e-brake light is on and the brake pedal is very spongy. I looked underneath and did not see any leaks or broken brake lines. I checked around the master cylinder and didn't see any leaks. The reservoir is rather low, but not empty. Could it be that the master cylinder just sucked in some air while it was sitting sideways?

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  • coop999 Feb 10, 2014

    I topped off the reservoir and pumped the pedal, and their was a leak. Now I need to see about a replacement brake line. Do they sell a replacement of the entire length, or do I have to buy a coil and flare it?



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If your missing brake fluid you go a leak some were. Have the car put on a lift and looked at you can't see all leaks by just looking under the car.

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