Question about 2004 Pontiac Sunfire
I want to know how to remove and replace the brake lines from the brake master cylinder to the wheels and i cant find any instructional videos on how to do that or there not for my specific car any help would be appreciated.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: 1999 Pontiac Bonneville SE 3800 ABS Brake pedal will eventually reach floor after stopping while hold car stopped. Brake pads replaced less than 5000 miles ago. Fluid level at max and does not drop. O
I would replace the MASTER CYLINDER. BLEED AIR from master cylinder BEFORE INSTALLATION. Hope this helps
Posted on May 18, 2009
my 1999 pontiac sunfire drivers door latch is broke can not close the door. i have it pulled shut? how much will a used latch cost, or even 3 bolts for it? all the auto stores/ jumk yards are closed for me to call
Posted on Aug 01, 2009
The engine size don't matter except when you order the parts. First you will want to chock the rear tires. This is a front wheel drive, when you jack the front, park wont work. you should also set the parking brake.
You will want a metric socket set and rachet, and a fairly large flat head screw driver.
Remove the wheel.
When you look at the brakes, you should see 2 bolts holding them on, If they have a star shape that looks like a screw driver might fit in it, it is a torx bit, you will need to replace the wheel and go get one. The guy at the parts store should be able to tell you what size.
I'm pretty sure it is going to be a regular hex nut, probably 12 or 13mm.
You can loosen them, but don't remove them yet.
First you need to depress your caliper. This can be done a couple ways.
I just insert a screw driver between the pad and the rotor(the shiny thing that the pads make contact with.) Carefully pry the inner pad slowly away from the rotor. Don't scratch the rotor, you can dig into the pad all you want, your putting new ones on.
Once the inner pad is all the way in, then you can remove the bolts and the caliper will slide out.
Remove the old pads and replace with the new.
Put the caliper back on, make sure you get the bolts tight.
Do the other wheel the same way.
The other way to get the caliper pushed in, by the way.
Remove the bolts, remove the caliper from the rotor, Use a large "c" clamp to depress the cylinder.
P.S. Do not under any circumstances remove your brake lines.
When you are finished with brakes and have tires replaced....
Caution!!! Before you start your car, pump your brakes a few times. Check your brake fluid. You more than likely wont need any, but you should always check it.
Also, do not add brake fluid before replacing pads, the level is going to be higher with new pads.
Back brakes will be similar if it is disc, if it is drum, do your self a favor and have some one else do it or get a service manual. I could walk you thru it, but you need more tools and you have to adjust them....
Better to pay $100 or so and have it done right.
Posted on Feb 19, 2010
SOURCE: 1999 pontiac sunfire sedan
It usually is not necessary to relace e line all the way back to the master cylinder. There is usually someplace along the line that can be flared and a barrel connector used to add new line. If you really want to replace it al the way to the master than it would be a good idea to bring the fittings with you when you go to pick up the new parts. This way there will be no communication issue between you and the parts people and you can make sure you are getting the correct parts before you leave the store. Let me know if you have any questions and I'll do my best to answer them. Thank you for using FixYa.com!
Posted on Feb 20, 2012
Testimonial: "Yes, but lines were to rusted to be flared due to being a northern car. i had to take it to a shop and was told the master cylinder was bad too"
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