Question about 1996 Chevrolet Cavalier
96 Chevy Cavalier 49K miles: While driving my car, I pressed down on the brake pedal...the car sputtered and the brake vibrated, then went to the floor! What's the problem! No brake light warning or leaks that I know of! My ABS sensor does go on sporacally! Could the ABS be the problem?
First check your brake fluid.
Either you have a failing brake booster, or you have developed a leak in one of your brake lines. If your brake line is leaking, it should be pretty evident, i.e. oily looking substance sprayed underneath the vehicle or in the wheel wells, if the booster is leaking (the large black/silver almost bowl shaped thing directly in front of the driver under the hood against the back wall) there will most likely be fluid dripping down the firewall below it, if your brake fluid is extremely low/empty, you probably have a leak, that could be at the booster or on a line, or even at the caliper/drum. If it is empty (which can make your ABS light, light up) then you have yourself a leak. Also, if the fluid is really low, you could try adding some, although you will have air in the lines if it was low enough to floor the brake, but you might be able to find the leak if you refill the fluid and cause it to spray from the leak again. Have someone watch under the vehicle while you do this.
Posted on Sep 23, 2009
It could be the ABS or it could be the master..
Posted on Sep 23, 2009
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