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My brakes will lock up on me. if u crack the brake caliter let little fueled out it release the brake. tell the next time. why?

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Could be the brake hose collapsing internally, or the wrong fluid put into the master cyl,

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How do I bleed the brakes on a Chrysler, concorde

This is a pretty simple task, but you will need two people or need to purchase a one man brake bleed kit to gert the job done. First, look on thr brake calipers and locate the nippl-like bleeder ports. you will notice a hexagonal surface at the base where a wrench fits. a 5/16" or 3/8" wrench will usually do the job. To avoid making a mess, you may wanty to get a mason jar or similar container and a roughly 1 foot length of rubber hose that will fit snugly over the nipple. 1/8th" I.D. should do. Also pick up a bottle of brake fluid compatible with your vehicle. Fill the mason jar about half way with brake fluid and attach the rubber hose to the nipple, then place the hose into the jar of fluid, starting with the farthest brake from your master cylinder. since the master cylinder is usually on the driver's side, this will probably be on the passenger rear brake. With your partner manning the brake pedal, have them pump the brakes about 5 times, then tell them to "hold" the brake pedal. While they are holding the pedal down, crack open the bleeder valve by turning it counter-clockwise. The brake pedal will then go all the way to the floor as fluid is released from the bleeder port along with any air in the system. Make sure your partner understands NOT to release the brake pedal until you have closed the bleeder valve. If there is air in the system, you will see bubbles in the jar as the air is forced out. Once you ahve the valve closed, have youir partner pump the brakes about 5 times and hold again while you crack open the bleeder valve. Repeat the "pump/hold" process until no bubbles are seen in the jar. Then move on to the next farthest brake from the master cylinder and repeat the process until all brakes are bled, working your way closer to the master cylinder. Hope this helps out, and have a GREAT day!

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I just put brake fluid in my pontiac grand am gt and the brakes are grabbing a little better but they have to be pushed to the floor before they stop completely. what do i start looking for?

Sounds like you have air in the system. Bleeding the brakes isn't difficult, but it is most easily done with a helper to "pump" the brakes from inside the car.

Start out by making sure the master cylinder is full of fluid. Do not run the engine.

Go to the right rear wheel first (it is the furthest from the master cylinder) and find the wheel cylinder bleeder screw. It'll be at the top of the brake backing plate and may have a small rubber dust protective boot over the tip. Remove the boot, find a wrench to fit the hex shoulder of the screw and break loose the thread (turning counterclockwise). Once you've cracked it loose, just slightly snug it back down and have your helper pump the brakes several times until they feel pressure building up. At this point, the helper must hold the pedal down (DO NOT RELEASE PRESSURE) while you crack open the bleeder screw. Any trapped air should spurt out. When you do this the brake pedal will go all the way the floor. Be sure your help understands to not release their foot pressure until you've re-snugged the bleeder screw and tell them "release". Check the fluid level in the master cylinder and fill if necessary.

Repeat this procedure on the right rear wheel until the bleeding action produces nothing but fluid (no air bubbles). Hopefully 3 or 4 times will be sufficient. Upon completion of this step, refill the master cylinder.

Next go to the left rear wheel and follow the same procedures.

Next go to the right front wheel and follow the same procedures.

Finally go to the left front wheel and follow the same procedures.

At this time the brake bleeding should be complete and you should feel an improvement in the feel of the pedal.

If you want to bleed any further, just follow the same sequence as outlined above.

Key an eye on the brake fluid level....if it starts going down, add before it becomes low enough to allow air back into the system. If the level starts going down shortly after bleeding, you probably have a leak some where in the system.

I'll not go into detail on how to check for leaks. If it becomes necessary, just do another post to FixYa.

Good luck!

Jan 03, 2011 | 2003 Pontiac Grand Am

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ABS has a sensor which is basically like a metal blade which sticks into the tire attachment into grooves.As the tire turns,the blade senses the RPM.When you brake suddenly,the sensor tells the computer when your tire is about to skid and releases brake pressure.It applies and releases brake pressure very quickly so as not to cause a skid.One of these may be going bad.A computer check can tell you quickly,but you probably know about computer application pricing.If you want to buy one and switch tires every couple days you could probably find out,but it would be very tedious.Good luck.

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your brake calipers are stuck! replace the brake calpiers and won't hurt to replace the hoses at the same time.

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Ford f250 diesel . front brakes come on when driving, don't have to use brakes. changed all calipers and hoses. if i bleed the calipers then they will start to release, sometime you can hear the brake...

sounds like a bad master cylinder, next time brakes are locking up , open bleeder screw and see if that releases brake at that wheel if it does then replace master cylinder, good luck.

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The right front caliaper is locking up both calipers are new and a new mastercylinder is new also whate do i look for a pluged line?

One of the most common causes of what your experiencing is from a collapsed flex line at caliper. The inside starts to deteriorate even though outside looks fine, and plugs line which will not allow fluid to return & release caliper. One way of checking is, jack that wheel up, apply brakes, then release & see if caliper still holding, if yes, try same but this time be ready to crack bleeder screw open. Crack bleeder, and if caliper releases, I'd change that hose. Keep me posted.

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