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Brakes I was driving and my brakes stopped working out of no where. the pedal was all the way to the floor, then I checked and the brake fluid was leaking.

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You know you have a leak in your brake system. It sounds like the master brake cylinder is leaking. Replace and bleed the brake fluid or have someone do it for you, but do not drive the car until you fix and bleed the brakes.

Posted on May 06, 2014

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SOURCE: Vibration when braking that I feel through the brake pedal.

Is it possible that you are hearing the abs pump running in the engine compartment? It sounds like an ABS problem with one of your wheel speed sensors.

Posted on Mar 01, 2009

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SOURCE: Brake pedal now goes down to the floor after I slammed them...

Call up Saturn there is a recall on the brake booster and pulsing brakes, If you need anything else go to collisionrepairadvice.com

Posted on Mar 14, 2009

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SOURCE: Saturn SL2 Brake Problems

sounds like your breaks need to be bled.
if it still is kind of spoungy then the routers are bad.

Posted on May 29, 2009

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SOURCE: brake pedal goes to floor on first depression; then pumps up fine

Try this,apply the emergency before stepping on the brake.
If this helps the pedal,the rear brakes are out of adjustment.

Posted on Jul 01, 2010

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SOURCE: I HAVE A 1996 SATURN SL 1 I HAVE NO BRAKE PEDAL SO

MASTER CYLINDER SHOULD BE BENCH BLED BEFORE INSTALATION.PUT MASTER CYL. IN VISE-SHOULD HAVE COME W/RUBBER TUBES & ADAPTERS TO CURCULATE FLUID FULL STROKE OF CYL. TILL ALL AIR BUBBLES ARE GONE.THEN INSTALL MSTR CYL./GETT SOMEONE TO PUMP BRAKES THEN HOLD PEDAL FIRMLY WHILE YOU RELEASE BLEEDER VALVES ONE AT THE TIME FARTHEREST FROM THE MSTR CYL. TILL ALL AIR IS PURGED. REPEAT STEPS TO EACH BLEEDER TILL ALL HAVE BEEN DONE.GOOD LUCK W/THAT!

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My daughter was driving the 1993 jeep grand cherokee and she stepped on brakes to stop behind car and no brakes. just a few days before i had the brakes checked and they worked good and she had been...


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First of all, don't drive with the brakes this way...
Sounds like you've lost the hydraulic pressure in the brake system.
Check the following:
1. Open the hood and check the brake fluid reservoir to make sure it's full of brake fluid. If not, top it off with the recommend brake fluid.
2. Try the brake pedal again, with the car running in PARK, press a few times and see if the pedal "firms up".
3. If it does, press and hold the brake pedal with the motor still running. Look to see if the pedal slowly sinks to the floor or if it's a bit "mushy" or feels ok.

If the pedal sinks to the floor, you've got a major leak in the brake system. This could be from one of the wheel cylinders, from the disk brake caliper piston, a damage brake hose, brake line, a faulty master cylinder, power brake booster.
The best way to check is a visual inspection. Look around each wheel- look for fluid leaks, for signs of fluid where you park, on the axles, under the hood near the brake fluid reservoir, etc.
If after the fluid is topped off, you get a mushy pedal, I would suggest getting the brakes "bled". Bleeding the brakes simply means getting all the air out of the brake lines. (Air compresses where brake fluid won't- if the pedal is mushy it's got air.)
If you've not done brake work before, I highly recommend taking it to a local mechanic to help you out. You really want to KNOW that your brakes are going to be there when you need them. So if in doubt have a mechanic check it out.

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