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The master cylinder is under the floor mat on the driver side

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SOURCE: need to add brake fluid which reservoir do i add it to

Is normal because the brake pads/liners wear off ! As long you do not have a wet area by any wheel or at the master cylinder.

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SOURCE: brake lines have air and go all way to the floor

Sounds like you have a leak somewhere in your break line. Check the fittings on your master cylinder first, then follow the break lines from there to find your leak.

Have a friend help you by depressing on the break pedal while you look for the leak.

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What is the most problem for the master brake not apply brake fluid to rear wheel?

Air in the brake lines. Brake fluid can not be compressed. If air is in the brake lines the air will compress not allowing the rear brakes to apply.

Check your owners manual for the type of brake fluid required, (DOT 3, DOT 4 OR silicone based DOT 5 brake fluid) remove the bap from the brake master cylinder. You will feed another person to pump up the brakes then depress the brake pedal while you get under the car and loosen the wheel cylinder for drum brakes or caliper bleed screw allowing the brake fluid and air to escape your braking system plumbing. Repeat this until brake fluid without air comes out the bleeder screws. Be sure to add brake fluid so the master cylinder does not go dry.

The brake bleeders resemble a grease zerk fitting.

Hopefully this will get your brakes operating normally.

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My brake light on

I am assuming the brake light you are referring to is the brake light on the dashboard.
From your description, I'd guess you have no brake fluid due to brake failure.
I should recommend you take the car for repair immediately.
If you wish to do it yourself, here's the drill.
Do not add brake fluid at this time, it will only make more work later.
Most of your brake problems will start with your front wheels.
Block each tire you are not working on, in other words, block the other 3 wheels than the one you have up in the air.
Jack up the front wheels, one at a time and check your brake pads for wear,
If you don't know about that, ask someone who does.
Also check the rotors for wear.
The rotors are what the brake pads rub on to stop your car.
You will need to replace worn parts as you find them.
Next , jack up the rear wheels and remove the wheels and look at those brake assemblies, repairing them as needed.
Once all brakes are up to snuff, you can add brake fluid to the master cylinder under the hood.
When you unscrew the cap to add brake fluid, if the container is empty, you must "bleed" the brakes after you add the fluid until all the air is gone, or you still will not have brakes.
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Brakes, not working...

If the brake master cylinder reservoir is full of brake fluid, and you haven't had to add any recently, then you probably don't have any air in the lines but may have a bad master cylinder that isn't capable of building up fluid pressure. If you've had to add brake fluid recently because the system was low or empty then you may have both air in the system and a leak that is allowing brake fluid to escape. Possible spots it can leak are at brake hoses, brake lines, wheel cylinders, and brake calipers, just to name a few. Either way, don't attempt to drive a vehicle without good working brakes as it is very dangerous to do so. I would have a good shop check this one out and give the entire system a thorough checking over to find out what has gone wrong. Good luck, hope this helps a bit.

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How to bleed brakes on 2002 toyota sienna

Here is the procedure from the service manual. I would add just one thing. Do each wheel in this order

  1. right rear wheel
  2. left rear wheel
  3. right front wheel
  4. left front wheel

HINT: If any work is done on the brake system or if air in the brake lines is suspected, bleed the air from the system.

NOTICE: Do not let brake fluid remain on a painted surface. Wash it off immediately.


b)BLEED MASTER CYLINDER HINT: If the master cylinder has been disassembled or if the reservoir becomes empty, bleed the air from the master cylinder.

c)Disconnect the brake lines from the master cylinder. SST 09023-00100 Slowly depress the brake pedal and hold it.

Block off the outlet plug with your finger and release the brake pedal.
Repeat (b) and (c) 3 or 4 times.


1. Connect the vinyl tube to the caliper or wheel cylinder bleeder plug.
2. Depress the brake pedal several times, then loosen the bleeder plug with the pedal held down.
3. At the point when fluid stops coming out, tighten the bleeder plug, then release the brake pedal. Torque: (Bleeder plug) Front brake caliper
: 8.3 Nm (85 kgf-cm, 74 inch lbs.) Rear wheel cylinder: 8.5 Nm (87 kgf-cm, 75 inch lbs.)
4. Repeat (b) and (c) until all the air in the fluid has been bled out.
5. Repeat the above procedure to bleed the air out of the brake line for each wheel.

CHECK FLUID LEVEL IN RESERVOIR Check the fluid level and add fluid if necessary. Fluid: SAE J1703 or FMVSS No. 116 DOT3

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unless you know how to bleed brake lines, do not attempt to add brake fluid as you will also introduce air into the lines. have a local shop you trust do the work.

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Brakes on my '95 volvo 850 glt are soft and tighten up after pumping them...could be leaking some fluid....what do you recommend

Sounds like air in the brakes - no good. First check that there are no leaks in the brake tubes. Then add brake fluid. Remember to chase out the air from the system.

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Brakes vibrate and lose pressure at very low speeds

First check your brake fluid level if its low add fluid. If this is OK have your front rotors check they may need turned have the pads checked at the same time. If your brake fluid was low you may have air in the brake line and they will need the air bled out.

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