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Old 09-09-2005, 03:27 PM   #1
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well i was backing outa the drive way and my peddle went all the way to the floor!!!
mind you that i just drove it home like 4 or 5 hrs before this and my brakes where working just fine. when i was doing my front end work i checked out the brakes, no leaks or anything like that.
i know my abs has been acting up but i dont know. im guessing its eather the abs pump or the master cylinder. just ranting and raving. if its not a cheap fix i think it will go up for sale for way to much. but enough for a nice trade in.
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did your brake light come on? abs light? you give up too easily IMO.
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oh ya the brake light came on and went ding ding ding ding and wouldnt shut off.
i checked it back in the drive way and theres still fluid in the resevor, but not much.
looked under car at wheels no leaky, no leaky at anyof the connections i can see.
im lost.
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well i was backing outa the drive way and my peddle went all the way to the floor!!!
mind you that i just drove it home like 4 or 5 hrs before this and my brakes where working just fine. when i was doing my front end work i checked out the brakes, no leaks or anything like that.
i know my abs has been acting up but i dont know. im guessing its eather the abs pump or the master cylinder. just ranting and raving. if its not a cheap fix i think it will go up for sale for way to much. but enough for a nice trade in.
Good News! It'* a relatively cheap fix that should be done ASAP!!! Just replace your Master Cylinder (don't forget to "Bench Bleed" it before you install it) and you're good to go....I mean Stop!!!
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The pedal went to the floor, however you are extremely low on fluid.

First thing to do is check both rear wheel cylinders. They are prone to leaking. If those check out, then fill the master with fluid and bleed all 4 wheels. You may have gotten so low that you got air in the lines. That can put the pedal to the floor.

Be very careful and wary of the brakes. There is a chance the master cylinder is bad. I am hoping you have air in the lines. And at the same time..where did the brake fluid go...so I'm hoping rear wheel cylinder(*).
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i checked it back in the drive way and theres still fluid in the resevor, but not much.
looked under car at wheels no leaky, no leaky at anyof the connections i can see.
im lost.
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YES, I agree with BillBoost37 to also check those rear wheel cylinders. If they're fine and dry than it will point back to the MC. Here'* an article you might want to read.

http://www.babcox.com/editorial/tr/tr502b.htm
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ya whell cylandard would be great. how ever it ddnt drop one drop or use any fluids befor hand
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