Basically the brakes will not hold when i press them... I can press the brake all the way down and the car will start to slow then just keep going as if i release the pedal... First it was only on the passanger side which i found by jacking the car up and applying the brake... Now it's both sides??? I bled the brakes on both sides and replaced the brakes tubes on both sides and the car still won't stop??? help....
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Re: 96 riviera Braking issues
Sounds like you need a master cylinder. If the fluid was full when this all started then I would suspect a master. Check the rear and front brakes for leakage. You'l have to remove the rear drims to inspect the whel cylinders. If no leaks are found its the master cylinder
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sounds like your power assist vacuum unit is dead. i.e. your power brakes. pump your brake pedal 3 times and hold it. turn on engine-if the pedal sinks to floor its the brake master cylinder, if it pulses and comes up with your foot on it its its neither but if it stays right where it is>? BINGO-power assist! good luck.
if you talking brakes not clutch. you can pump the brakes all day long and they don't build pressure and you not losing fluids the master is out. now if you pump them up and they are rock hard your hydrabooster is out.now if your mechanically incline you can order a master cylinder rebuild kit for like 20-30 bucks which is basically orings from local parts store and only tools you need are snapring pliers. or you can change the master ,bench bleed it first then bleed out the rr,lr,rf,lf in that order.hope i help.all under 100 bucks
that seems like you have a warpped rotor. If you need an alignment your car will veer to one side of the road or the other when you let go of the steering wheel at those speeds. Another way to test your front brakes for braking problems is to let loose of the steering wheel at about 35 miles per hour and press the brake quite firmly. If your car really veers right or left then, you know your problem is in the brakes. As a note, about 70% of your braking power comes from front rotors. But the shaking you are describing sounds like you could use a brake job. Pads and rotors are very inexpensive to purchase and rotors these days are not worth having turned...just buy new ones. If you are somewhat mechinically inclined, you can do a complete pad and rotor job for about 150 bucks saving yourself hundreds of dollars vs. having someone do it for you. Please let me know how everything turns out.
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What most likely happened is when the strut was replaced the brake line/hose was open to be removed from strut. when ever the brake lines are open the entire braking system needs to be bleed. This can be done by pumping brake pedal and holding in the down position and with a 10mm wrench opening int brake caliper bleeder screws and letting the air out of the system. Repeat this until the only a stream of pure brake fluid is seen coming out of caliper. Make sure to keep brake reservoir full at all time. Good luck and thanks for using FIX YA
Your ABS light means you have a SERIOUS problem in your braking system!! Get that checked out ASAP!! you could be facing complete braking failure! seat belts are a separate issue completely. ABS means ANTILOCK BRAKE SYSTEM.