Question about Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Trying to repair back drum brakes on a 2003 chey cavalier. Once they bleed the brakes the cylinder pops and it start to leak.

Posted by Anonymous on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Cars & Trucks Master
  • 6,826 Answers

OK, that's a common problem if the drum is not installed while bleeding the brakes by pushing the pedal down all the way.

looks like you need a new wheel cylinder, because of this.

unfortunately.

don't worry, gm aftermarket parts are inexpensive. Probably less than $5 for the part.

Posted on Jul 10, 2010

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
New users get to try the service completely Free afterwhich it costs $6 per call and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

2 Answers

Brake fluid leak 1999 mercury cougar


this is what i just found on the internet about this.

That is an indication the slave cylinder is leaking. You would have to remove the drum and replace the slave cylinder, perform bleeding of system to rectify.

Always perform repairs for both sides even though only one side is leaking now. It would fail sooner or later if not repaired now.

Dec 21, 2016 | Mercury Cars & Trucks

3 Answers

2001 ford escape xlt..been leaking brake fluid out inner back tire.now I have no brakes...they r drum in back.what will I need to replace


the wheel cyliners need to be replaced ,that is most likely where it is leaking , recommend bleeding the brake system both front and rear after changing the rear wheel cylinders

Aug 15, 2015 | Ford Cars & Trucks

2 Answers

I need to know the steps required to repair a brake cylinder which leaks fluid


JACK UP CAR
SUPORT ON STAND
REMOVE WHEEL
REMOVE DRUM
REMOVE BRAKE SPRING
REMOVE PADS
LOCATE FLEX LINE AND PINCH
(TO PRVENT FLUIDE LOSS)
REMOVED METAL LINE TO CYLINDER
REMOVED BACK BOLTS
PULL CYLINDER OUT
REASSEMBLE IN REVERSE
LEAVE BLEEDER SCREW LOOSE
UNPINCH FLEX LINE
PULL RESERVOIR CAP FROM MASTER FILL UP RESERVOIR
LET SYSTEM GRAVITY BLEED ITSELF PUT CAP BACK ON
ADJUST BRAKE SHOES TRUE SLOTE FOR STAR WHEEL
ROTATE WHEEL WHILE DOING THIS START TO DRAG YOUR THERE
PRESSURE BLEED ONCE OR TWICE
CONFIRM NO AIR IN SYSTEM
LOWER CAR TO GROUND
TORQUE WHEEL
TOP UP FLUIDE TO MAX LEVEL
PRESS ON BRAKES AND CHECK FOR LEAKS
TEST SYSTEM AT LOW SPEED FIRST TO ENSURE IT WORKS

GOOD LUCK

May 08, 2011 | Plymouth Voyager Cars & Trucks

3 Answers

My brake pedal goes to the floor?(spongy brake pedal) i added brake fluid and still have the problem.Do i need to bleed the brakes and if so whats the easiest way?


If you needed to add a substantial amount of fluid, good chance that something is leaking. You will not regain full pedal 'till that's repaired. Leak could be from a line, caliper or wheel cylinder. The master cylinder can also leak from the rear (check for a wet spot where it's bolted on)
If you did not need to add much, it's also possible that the master is internally bypassing and needs to be replaced.
Bleeding needs to be done after any hydraulic repair. Basic bleeding can be done by opening the r/r valve on the caliper or wheel cylinder and having someone hold the pedal down, then closing it as many times as necessary to get the air out, then doing l/r, r/f and l/f the same way.
Some ABS systems require special procedures so check haynes or chilton manual to see if anything extra is necessary. While bleeding, frequently check the fluid level...if it runs dry you need to begin all over again. Master cylinders should be pre-bled, then re-bled before bleeding remainder of the system (instructions should come with the part.)

Feb 02, 2011 | 1993 Nissan Pathfinder

2 Answers

How do i take off the brake drums on a 2003 chevy cavalier


After you remove the tire, the drim should slide off. If it doesn't then try using a rubber mallet and gently tap on the outside edge as you pull on it. Sometimes you also need to tap on the drum in the center part. I have sprayed penetrating lubes like WD-40 or PB Blaster into the seam at the center. You may also have to back off the parking brake cable or even use the adjuster to back off the shoes.

Jan 27, 2011 | 2003 Chevrolet Cavalier

2 Answers

2003 chevy malibu. brakes go to the floor.


Master cyl. is "bypassing" replace it, but make sure you "bench bleed " it first !
After that then have someone get in car and pump up brakes, you then bleed them one at a time.
MAKE sure not to let the master cyl. res. go dry or you will be there ALL DAY bleeding !

Feb 05, 2010 | 2003 Chevrolet Malibu

1 Answer

I depressed brake pedal with parking brake on... it went to the floor & brake warning light went on... brake fluid appears okay. 1996 cavalier


If there's no leaks ( check back of tires ) your master cylinder is by passing, replace master cylinder and bleed brake system to get all air out of new master cylinder. ( bench bleed master cylinder first ).

Jan 08, 2010 | 1996 Chevrolet Cavalier

1 Answer

Stuck


Hi my name is Allen!

To change the rear wheel cylinders on your neon, first take the wheel and the drum off, next using the proper size line-wrench take the brakeline off the wheel cylinder, next take the spring off the upper part of the brake shoe and pry back on the upper part of the shoe's, this will give enough space to remove the wheel cylinder without taking all the other parts off the shoes, next, take the 2 bolts off the wheel cylinder that hold it into place and install the new one in reverse procedure.

Note: Do one side at a time, becuse this will make easier to bleed the system. once you have one side done with the drum back on and every thing tight, then you will need someone to help bleed the brakes.

Note: make sure you never run out of fluid in the master cylinder are you will have to start the bleed procedure all over again.

Note: Have the person helping you, pump the brakes 5 times then hold the brake pedal to the floor and make sure they hold it there until you have loosened the bleed nut and tightened it back up again, once you have done that, have them pump the brakes and hold it down again. Do this procedure several times making sure not to run out of fluid in the master cylinder. Once all the air is out of the system replace the other whell cylinder on the other side and bleed it the same way.

Note: make sure before bleeding the system that all components are completely installed, because if you try to bleed the system with the drums off and before placing the shoes back where they belong and installing the spring and drum the wheel cylinder parts will be pushed out of it.

For further asistance you may reach me at FixYa!

Dec 24, 2008 | 1998 Dodge Neon

4 Answers

1999 Cavalier rear brakes engage and lock up before front brakes engage. Any ideas?


you have to change the rear to the front line on your master cause of the proportioning valve is not on the good wheel

Jul 15, 2008 | 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier

Not finding what you are looking for?
Cars & Trucks Logo

Related Topics:

87 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Cars & Trucks Experts

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

76630 Answers

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22219 Answers

Randy Ohler

Level 3 Expert

14585 Answers

Are you a Car and Truck Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...