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1992-1999 Series I L27 (1992-1994 SE,SLE, SSE) & Series II L36 (1995-1999 SE, SSE, SLE) and common problems for the Series I and II L67 (all supercharged models 92-99) Including Olds 88's, Olds LSS's and Buick Lesabres Please use General Chat for non-mechanical issues, and Performance and Brainstorming for improvements.

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Old 03-13-2007, 11:59 PM   #41
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ya they work great. The only thing I dont like is you have to push the peddle a bit harder now. I dont know why that is but i know its some what due for pads soon aswell
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Default My brake line popped, too... now fixed, but spongy

I just did this job on my '94 Bonneville. The line rusted so bad on the pass. side rear where the line bends to meet the frame behind the fuel tank, it when 'pop' when I stepped on my brake pedal hard. I did the job myself, splicing a new piece of brake line instead of replacing all of it for about $20 in parts and a tubing cutter. The flaring tools were borrowed from AutoZone.
NOW THE PROBLEM: still spongy brake pedal. Any good advice on bleeding this system thoroughly with ABS and Traction Control system? My brakes have never been really solid...
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Paul, I like the power brake bleeder that is available from Motive products.
http://www.motiveproducts.com/02bleeders.html
It is not exactly inexpensive, however. It bleeds the system well, and turns it into a one person job. It also makes quick work of flushing the brake fluid out of the system. Bleed in the order of - right rear, left rear, right front, and left front.

While you're doing things, check for leaky rear wheel cylinders, and manually adjust the rear brakes by pulling the drums. Both of those have been known to be an issue.
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I just had my rear lines on my 94 SSEi replaced as I had the same problem. I had new lines, new wheel cylinders, shoes, and and drums turned with labour for about $400 cdn. The lines were pretty cheap, its the labour that took up a lot of that cost!

BTW Waterloo is my home town. I went to WCI (many years ago mind you).

Good luck!
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if you are ever in the area and want to have a little timmies meet PM and we can get some thing going!
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