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Brake pedal goes all the way to the floor

Brake light, serv. stability system message is on and the "TC" light is on

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SOURCE: brake pedal goes all the to the floor. can not

Check the reservoir to be sure the fluid is full. If not, top it off and try it again. If there's still trouble building pressure, pump the brakes a bunch of times, and then check around each wheel for fluid on the ground. If you see none, it's possible that you have a break in the line somewhere through the chassis and that the fluid is leaking out inside. If you see no evidence of leakage, and the reservoir is still full, you need a new brake master cylinder - what will have happened is that the diaphragm around the plunger inside the master cylinder (which moves through the cylinder when you push the pedal, and forces fluid out to the wheels) has a hole or tear in it, so instead of pushing the fluid out to the brakes, the plunger simply moves through the fluid. It never builds pressure, and your brakes don't work.

Posted on Dec 22, 2009

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SOURCE: brake pedal goes to floor, but brake fluid full

Only 2 items can cause that. First one being air in the brake lines. If work has been done on the brake system then they weren't bleed properly. The other is a bad master cylinder.

Posted on Mar 17, 2011

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It sounds like you have quite a bit of air in your brake lines. You may need to have them bled out to relieve the spongeyness. If the brake fluid resivoir is staying full then this would be the most likely cause. Hope this helps.

Posted on Mar 17, 2011

SOURCE: What's your problem?my 2002 cadillac deville pulls back while driving and the dash board lights up with stability system engaged

You have Malfunction Indicator Lamp lite on your dash,
I assume for some time & ask if you have checked for the
ABS Braking System Codes,since the Stability Light is on

I will assume you have no owners manual & haven't given
much thought to going to a repair shop within a couple of days
of any vehicle issue

Need the codes,then have a shop diagnose that systems problems

Could be a Wheel Speed Sensor,or not

Posted on May 30, 2012

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SOURCE: DIC reports "serv stability system".

did u tell um about it--ask them to inspec the electrix in that area--or try disconnectn batt to see if it clears-cud b just a glitch from somethin they pulled and reconnectd

Posted on Dec 19, 2013

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