Question about Chevrolet Malibu
When you fitted the booster and master did you check that rod had some clearance. The rod may be holding the piston partly in and this will stop more fluid entering.
When bleeding brakes you always start at the furtherest from the master cylinder and work your way back.
Posted on Apr 25, 2015
Let's see what we can do to try to figure this out. First, tell me about the brakes. Disc front? Drum back? All drum?
If there are drums, the shoes have to be manually adjusted with the little threaded spreader bar. Discs self adjust.
When you're bleeding the brakes, keep lots of fluid in the master cylinder reservoir, and start with the front wheel nearest the master cylinder, then the other front, then the drivers side rear, then the other one. The idea is to try to avoid getting any air trapped in a line. Once you.ve done it right, the brake pedal should have a firm STOP when applied.
If the pedal continues to go to the floor, I'd be concerned about the master cylinder.
Hope this helps
Posted on Apr 25, 2015
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: 2001 Mustang GT rear brake job
yep this is a two man job, onece you get air in the lines is better to do all four, my has abs and i was able to do it, but next time don't take anylines lose just turn the piston clockwise and you should be able to push it in.
Posted on Oct 12, 2008
Start from the furthest away from the master cylinder and work your way forward..And make sure who is helping you bleed them they hold the brake to the floor and dont let up until you've tighten the bleeder screw..And make sure your master cylinder is full every time you bleed one tire so that you dont run out getting more air in the systems..Hope this helps you and Have A Great Day
Posted on Apr 05, 2009
First look for obvious leaks under the vehicle, especially the inside area of each wheel... If you see fluid, you have either a blown cylinder seal or a bad line (check the rubber hoses to the front and back brakes too) Repair the offending part and bleed the air out of the system... (remember to clean pads or shoes if they have fluid on them)... If you see no hint of leakage anywhere, then suspect the master cylinder... if you remove the master cylinder, check and make sure that it didn't leak fluid into the brake booster diaphragm (Brake fluid will destroy the booster)... as in any repair when you open the system (lose fluid), you will need to bleed out the air to restore function... hope this helps...;-)
Posted on May 04, 2009
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.
Posted on Oct 18, 2009
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