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My breaks are going all the way down and the breaks are new it has fluid and they have been bleed.

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Bleed again,not done correctly

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My break pedal goes all the way to the floor . I replaced brake rotors master cylinder, and Break booster. I had to bleed the brake and still pedal still goes to the floor


You still have air in the system.(not bled properly) If you let the Master cylinder drop down to nothing then you need to bench bleed that before bleeding the lines again.

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Changed brake pads and now I have no brake pressure


you may need to bleed your breaks so check your fluid and have a friend help you with this.. open or take off break fluid cap and top off with fluid leave cap off and start on the back passanger side break have someone pump the break a few times and then hold down on the break pedal while you open the bleeder valve when the break pedal reaches the floor hold there and retighten the bleeder valve and repeat untill no air only fluid comes out, then move to the driverside rear wheel and repeat,next is the front passanger side wheel then finaly front driverside wheel. check fluid in master cylender after every 2 trys on each wheel to make sure pleanty of fluid is in resourvior so your not putting air in the lines.. you should see a video on this to make sure you understad it fully before attempting yourself, go to youtube videos and watch a video on how to bleed breaks almost all break systems are the same. i hope this helps.

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Replacing brake fluid


Brake fluid absorbs moisture, and this can rust the insides of the brake system. The moisture was not that big of deal 10 years ago, but on ABS brake systems of today, the rust and other debris that accumulates in the fluid can do lots of internal damage, and can be very costly. Brake fluid can also break down over time from excess heat that is created from within the brake system.
It is recommend flushing the brake fluid system about every 30,000 miles, or at 30K, 60K and 90k tune up. It cost about $90, but you can do it by yourself. To do this flush, open the brake lines located at each wheel and allow the brake fluid from the brake master cylinder to "bleed by gravity", as continue to feed new fluid to the master cylinder until the fluid runs clear at all wheels.You need two people do do this job. One at master cylinder brake fluid bottle under hood, adding fluid, and the other one under the car tightening up the bleeding nipples as necessary, until the discharge clears up. The discharge has to be collected in 16OZ plastic bottle via clear vinyl hoses from the bleeding nipple to the bottle. It is a good idea to replace all 4 nipples with new one. They are cheap and avoid problems in long run. Make sure to use at least DOT 4 brake fluid. Make sure to use a sealed bottle. The life of brake fluid in an open bottle is one week. If the brake pedal is spongy, then go for bleeding of the brake system, one wheel at a time. You must inspect all breaking system components, from master cylinder, up to calipers, or rear brake cylinder for any leak, or malfunction. check the status of brake lines for rust, and if necessary replace or undercoat them.

Oct 30, 2010 | 1992 Chevrolet C1500

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How to bleed front brakes?


hello, your going to need a buddy in the truck pumping the brakes while you bleed them. With that first you need to verify that the master cylinder is full, if it is you can get started, there are two ways you can do this, the first is called a non-pressure bleed, this is when you break the bleeder loose and have your assistant push down on the brake pedal and when it is all the way to the floor you tighten the bleeder up before they release the break pedal. The second method is the pressure bleed. this one is a little bit more messy, you will have your assistant pump the brake pedal several times and hold firmly while you break the bleeder loose, the pressure will force the fluid and air out quickly. you will have to bleed both wheels untill there are no more bubbles in the fluid coming out. be sure to keep checking the master cylinder to verify that the brake fluid is full.

May 18, 2010 | 1995 GMC Sierra C1500

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Bleeding the breaks


Get a short piece of hose and attach it to the bleed valve. Put the free end in a jar that has some fluid in it and put the free end of the hose into the fluid. Put the container lower than the item you are bleeding. Open the valve and work the pedal gently a few times, then wait...gravity will finish for you. Close valve and go to the next wheel.Get the bleeders free and clear them of debris before putting the hose on (hose should fit well, can't be loose or it won't work.) Monitor the master cylinder so it does not run low and leave the cap off while doing this. I use clear plastic hose so I can see the air as it comes out but you can use black hose and just watch the end for bubbles.

Aug 13, 2009 | 1995 Toyota 4Runner

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Brake Fluid leaking from right rear wheel. 2006 CTS


the bleeder valve is the end of the line for break fluid.....you only open the valve when you're bleeding air from the break lines...after that it needs to be shut closed....fluid is leaking out of the bleeder valve because either the valve is not seated correctly or it got grinded down to a point where there is now an opening in it where it does not hold back the fluid....solution is to change the valve...they're only a couple dollars and you can do it your self....it just unscrews off and the new one screws back on...but be ready for a lot of fluid coming out when your replacing it and have new fluid on hand to replace what you lose.
And you'll have to bleed the system again

good luck
silvio

Jul 08, 2009 | 2006 Cadillac CTS

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I need to change the master cylinder in my fj62 landcruiser and I am not sure how to do it. Looking for help please.


If you want to change break master cylinder,first remove two break pipes then remove four nuts which is holding master cylinder to breake booster.careful breake fluid from the car body and your self.

put the new breake master cylinder tight four nuts, before you fit the braeke pipes get some body who can hold breake bedel down put the breake fluide tell him to pump breake bedel when the brake master take fluid hold your fingers where you want to fit brake pipes when you feel more pressure which is pushing your finger tell him to hold the bedel down while you tighting the pipes.
you dont need to bleade the wheels. it is ready.
the ather thing when you remove the breake master put the new one then fit the brake pipes fil with the breake fluide then bump so you must bleade all wheels

Jun 16, 2009 | 1998 Toyota Land Cruiser

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I am not getting any break fluid to one of my rear break calipers when trying to bleed them after replacing the caliper


check the bleeder valve on the caliper. A lot of times those come bad brand new or clogged.

Apr 22, 2009 | 1993 Mazda 626

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Changed break line but still have no pressure in breaks


to do a complete job. you need to bleed all 4 wheels, starting from Right Rear. Right front. Left Rear. Left Front.

Apr 07, 2009 | 1995 Chevrolet Silverado 2500

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I HAVE A 1998 dodge ram 318 1500 two wheel drive the abs and brake light come on but it brakes fine when the brake light and abs light go out i have to really push the pedal down to stop the petal feels...


you need to check the break fluid level now
i do think it is too late tho
what it sounds like is air in your break system
you need to bleed the breaks not doing so can damage the break booster
you need to add fluid to the booster now as it will help and may not need bleeding
if you keep driving the way it is you may loose your breaks all together which is a danger to you and others
you need to have this attended asap it is not a hard job or expensive job
when you put fluid in the car pump the breaks every time you need to or they get soft this forces the fluid through the pips altho the air may have no where to escape which is why we bleed them to let the air out
hope this helps
ricko

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