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1996 Dodge Intrepid with 3.3 engine looses brake pressure. Bled the brakes and changed the master cylinder. Same thing happens. No leaks detected. Brake booster? Or something else?

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In most cases I would suspect the master cyl. And you could have a defective unit if you bought a rebuilt part. Its possible one of the calipers or wheel cylinders is leaking internally. But its almost always the master.
The booster only applies extra pressure to the master. It would not have any effect on the fluid.
There might be a chance something is going on with the ABS but I doubt it.
You may have to plug the lines at the master to find out whats going on.

Posted on Dec 04, 2014


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SOURCE: 1998 chevy s10- brake pedal goes to the floor-

Did you put fresh fluid in the master cylinder? I really think you still have air in the lines. To bleed manually, start with the bleeder the greatest distance from the master cylinder, car running, helper pushing down about half way on brake pedal and releasing 3 times, on 3rd time, holding pedal down to half way depressed point while you open the bleeder valve. Repeat until you are sure all air has been flushed out. Check master cyl reservoir level often, because if it gets low and you **** air into the system, you have to start all over again. Go to wheel next greatest distance from master cyl, repeat above, working your way to wheel closest to master cyl last.

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SOURCE: brake pedal goes soft when engin is running on 1998 chevy 1500

If your rubber brake lines are from the factory those hoses can stretch when the brakes are applied. This same thing happened to me. I replaced the master cylinder, with little to no change. So then I changed the brake booster. And if you read the fine print if either the brake booster or the master cylinder go bad it can take the other with it. So if the rubber brake lines don't fix this I would look at replacing both the master cylinder and the brake booster at the same time. But if you would like to trouble shoot this issue a bit more you can clamp off just the rear brakes or just the front brakes or even clamp off 3 of 4 or if it might be a issue before it even hits the brakes them self you can clamp off all 4 of the brakes to see were the problem is. This is to test fewer components at once and to see if the issue is with the cylinders / calipers or hoses. This will help you determine the location of the problem faster and with out throwing parts at your truck and hopping it fixes the issue.

Posted on Jun 01, 2009

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SOURCE: no brake pressure

should not need to bleed module try giving the proportion valve afew good smacks sometimes this will dislodge the valve then rebleed

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SOURCE: brake pedal dropping to floor

do u have the antilock brake bleeding tool? if not you will need to have the dealer bleed the brakes, the ABS control valve must be electricaly held open to bleed the brakes there of course is a special tool for this.

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SOURCE: Brakes are still spongy after changing the pads, one caliper, and master cylinder. bled front brakes.

I just went to Brake Masters this morning and had them replace the Master Cylinder since I was experiencing the pedal very spongy and going to the floor. When they replaced the Master Cylinder and they gave me back the car, the brakes were still spongy and going to the floor. I addressed this to them and they took another look at it, but when I took it for a second time, the brakes were extremely spongy. It was almost like they gave me back my car in worst condition to when I brought it in. Can you help?

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Why did you change the brake pads? Was it because there was already a problem with the brakes? Or just because they were worn out?

It's quite common for the failure of the brake master cylinder during/after bleeding brakes, especially if it's the first time for a long time that they've been bled. The reason is simple: during operation, vehicle braking systems take water from the atmosphere into the brake fluid. This does a couple of things - reduces the boiling point of the fluid; and begins the inexorable process of the corrosion of the inisde of the brake system components. This also happens within the brake master cylinder, and creates a 'use ridge' at the place where the piston stops in normal operation. When you bleed the brakes, you force the master cylinder piston beyond (across) that ridge, and sadly this often tears the fine sealing edge off the master cylinder piston seal, leading to a soft pedal (at best) or one that goes through to the floor (at worst). Obviously I can't tell you what's happened to yours, but it will need someone to check it out properly or you run the risk of having permanently unserviceable (and potentially unsafe) brakes. Good luck!

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One is that the back brakes are probably drum brakes, and they need to be adjusted properly in order to reduce the distance from the shoes to the drum.

Another is that the master cylinder could be leaking fluid back into the reservoir when it should be pushing fluid to the wheels under pressure.

If you have opened and replaced any of the hydraulic system, there could be air in the system that needs to be bled out.

You could also have a bad power brake booster, that would make the pedal had and cause the engine idle to change when you hit the brakes.

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