Question about 2006 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx

1 Answer

Brakes still spongy

I removed the passenger side rear brake line because i could not get the piston to release when i changed the rear brakes. All fluid drained out of caliper. I have since bled all of the brake lines starting passenger rear - drivers side rear - passenger front - drivers side front. i have performed this several times.
The brake pedal still goes the floor.
Do i need a vacumm or need to replace fluid in rear caliper via what appears to be a grease nipple. any suggestions would help

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Expert
  • 73 Answers

Need to perform abs service bleed, as far as i know only the dealer can do

Posted on Jul 02, 2009

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

2 Answers

Why is the passenger side rear brake on 2000 Silverado not releasing?


You may want to replace the caliper as it is very hard to rebuild them and get the honing correct so the piston doesn't stick.

Jun 25, 2014 | 2000 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

1 Answer

When bleeding the brake, should the engine be running


Engine should be off and pump brake about 4 times to release pressure, then bleed,driver side rear,passenger side rear,passenger side front,then driver's side front,use a bleeder kit.If pressure won't hold and you have drum brakes,remove both rear hubs and check wheel cylinders for leakage.Check flexable fuel lines at wheels and it could be a bad brake master cylinder.

Nov 18, 2012 | Cars & Trucks

2 Answers

How do I adjust rear brakes on '03 Hyundai Elantra


bleed the brakes so that there is no air
spongy pedal
apply the foot brake and use the hand brake to adjust the thread to the back of the piston
the slots in the pistons are only to screw the piston back along the thread to get the new pads in

Dec 13, 2017 | Cars & Trucks

2 Answers

I cannot get the ingnition cylinder out after i release the lock on my 2002 chevy s10. It releases and only slides out about a quarter of an inch. Any suggestions?


Place rags on the floor underneath the cylinder to catch any fluid.

  • 2 Loosen the tube nuts connecting the brake lines to the master cylinder using a flare nut wrench. Pull the lines away and either plug their open ends with rubber or wrap plastic bags around them to prevent contamination.
  • 3 Remove the rear wheel anti-lock (RWAL) module if the truck has this type of brake system. The module is located near the cylinder; release its clip with a thin pointed tool and remove it from its mounting bracket. You don't need to remove its electrical connectors; just lay it somewhere safe.
  • 4 Remove the two mounting nuts for the master cylinder, then set aside the isolation/dump valve and the bracket for the RWAL module. Make sure you don't bend or kink the hydraulic lines as you disconnect these and remove the module. Remove the reservoir cover and diaphragm from the cylinder and properly dispose of any fluid remaining in the module.
  • 5 Fill the master cylinder and its reservoir with brake fluid and bench-bleed the cylinder. With the cylinder balanced, hold your fingers over the brake line holes, press the piston with a large Phillips screwdriver while removing your finger from one hole, then place your finger back on the hole before releasing the piston. Repeat this multiple times and cap the holes afterward.
  • 6 Install the new cylinder on the vehicle in reverse order of removal. Remove the caps on the holes and the brake lines before connecting the lines to the cylinder.
  • 7 Bleed the braking system. Attach a clear tube to the bleeder valve on one brake caliper and open the valve as another person presses down on the brake pedal to remove air. Repeat this for all of the brakes and make sure the pedal feels firm and not spongy afterward
  • Oct 25, 2011 | 2002 Chevrolet S-10

    2 Answers

    Just replaced rear pads now it feels like i have air in the line, the pedal goes about 3/4 of the way down. i used a tool to turn the caliper piston in until it seated then put the pads on. now the abs...


    that is how you contract the caliper on the Audi/VW rear brakes. I would check the brake fluid, I would also recheck the back brake lines as it is/was a bear to replace the rear brake pads. Hope this helped Tim

    Apr 17, 2011 | 2000 Volkswagen Beetle

    1 Answer

    I changed rear brake pads. I clamped brake line, opened bleeder and the collasped the piston. Same on both sides. Now the pedal is spongy. Bled the rear brakes. still spongy. Help


    get someone to stamp on the pedal when your opening the bleeder and close it before he/she hits the floor with there foot.may take several attempts.

    Aug 21, 2010 | 2005 Ford Expedition

    1 Answer

    Spongy brake pedal on 2003 Frod escort zx2.


    loosen of the hand-brake adjustment and press the brake pedal a few times to self adjust the rear brakes.
    Re-tighten the handbrake adj last.
    Front brake sounds like a seized caliper,If possible remove caliper and clean and lubricate the piston.
    This may work but replacement caliper may be the only other solution.Make sure the caliper slides are also clean and lubricated and the brake pads are in good order.(TRY THIS FIRST)
    Also new brake shoes can make the pedal feel spongy for a couple of hundred miles until they have been run in.

    Jul 04, 2010 | 2003 Ford ZX2

    1 Answer

    2006 malibu maxx brakes problem...


    Yes air gets into the hole system. You need to bleed all 4 wheels.

    Jul 02, 2009 | 2006 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx

    2 Answers

    Spongy brakes 1996 Chevy C1500


    You can adjust the shoes outward on the rear by removing the wheels and drums, then above the axle but below the wheel cylinder you will see an arm that is horizontal, pushing both of the shoes outwards. There should be an adjustment nut that you can turn to extend the arm to push the shoes out.

    Apr 22, 2009 | 1996 Chevrolet C1500

    1 Answer

    Rear Brakes


    If you have any flex/rubber lines at or near that rear wheel, I'd change it.

    Oct 13, 2008 | 1997 Dodge Intrepid

    Not finding what you are looking for?
    Cars & Trucks Logo

    307 people viewed this question

    Ask a Question

    Usually answered in minutes!

    Top Chevrolet Experts

    yadayada
    yadayada

    Level 3 Expert

    80608 Answers

    Colin Stickland
    Colin Stickland

    Level 3 Expert

    22326 Answers

    Ronny Bennett Sr.
    Ronny Bennett Sr.

    Level 3 Expert

    6927 Answers

    Are you a Chevrolet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

    Answer questions

    Manuals & User Guides

    Loading...