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Old 09-11-2013, 02:12 PM   #1
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Question 02 brake issue (non turbo)

ok so my rotors were bad so i decided to change them instead of having them cut so i change the 4 rotors and brakes all around take it for a test drive about 1 mile on the highway on the return trip as soon as i get off the highway my brake light comes on and the pedal goes all the way to the floor i didnt mess with any sensors or calipers just a simple rotor and brake change ..mind the brakes where working fine before this...what could be the reason this could happen...please help
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Did one of the brake lines come loose or crack after your brake job? I guess I should of asked if there is still brake fluid in the master cylinder? The light usually comes on due to low fluid.
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You probably cracked/broke a brake line at one of the wheel cylinders when you lifted the caliper out of the way to pull the rotor. Look behind each wheel and on the road/driveway for leaking fluid, and check the level in the brake fluid reservoir at the master cylinder.
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Also check the calipers themselves. Sometimes if they don't get compressed properly, you can pinch the caliper, and a leak develops. I agree though, look for leaks, that is likely the cause.
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yes thanks everyone it was a pin hole leak in the rear brake line after further inspection I notice the brake lines were very rusty..so just going to change all 4 lines looks like a pretty tough job so going to let the shop deal with this one...thanks for all the help
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thanks for posting the fix
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I'm so glad I don't live in the rust belt.
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