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Brakes
Hello. You could have one issue or multiple issues that together are causing this fault. Brakes are of course very critical and in the event that the problem is due to failed, or failing, seals in the master cylinder (underhood),...
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Brake issue..
With the vehicle off, pump the brake pedal until all of the assist has been diminished. This will empty the brake booster. Upon pumping, the pedal should become more and more stiff until it feels like you are almost stepping...
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Brake Spongy after Bleeding
There is either air still in the brake lines or potentially a bigger problem at stake like a potential vacuum leak in the brake booster. Before diving into the brake booster, I would suggest having an expert from YourMechanic come...
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Brake bleeding problems
You are going to need to have the ABS module put into bleed function using a scanner that can enable this function or have a mechanic that has a scanner (with this function) and a pressure bleeder to pressure bleed...
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Spongy brakes after replacing rear discs, pads and refurbing rear calipers. Bled so many times to no avail!
All four wheels have to be bled starting with the right rear, then left rear, right front, and left front. Inasmuch as air may be trapped as much as 10 feet from the bleeder screw, you have to have a...
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Brake fluid was recently bled/flushed and the brakes still feel like they are grinding
Good question and thank you for the details. I want going to go through some things you may want to check and hopefully save you some money. If you come across a problem in any of the areas you will...
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Hard brake pedal and rear brakes locking up.
Hi. I will help you with this issue you are having with your 2001 Durango. Unless you bled the master cylinder, it is possible there is still air in the system. If you car is equipped with ABS, air could...
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Spongy brake pedal
You may have pushed some residue into the master cylinder and causing the pistons to not seal inside the master cylinder. You should bleed the brakes or have them bled to see if some air was introduced and bleeding will...
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Changed my brake pads, now there is a grinding noise and the brake is spongy
The grinding noise you may be hearing may be a sign of worn out brake pads grinding on the brake rotors. When the brake pads wear down beyond a specific measurement, this kind of sound is common and may also...
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Brake Pedal feels loose have to push all the way down pumping it helps stop it but mostly it keeps sliding until I pull E-brake.
Hello. After replacing any brake hose or line, the brake system has to be bled of any air. Did your friend do that after installing the hose? Try bleeding the entire brake system. If the seal under the brake fluid...
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My brakes go all the way down and are hard to stop
If the hydraulic system was opened, for example, if rebuilt calipers were installed, then yes it could very well be that the entire four wheel system needs to be carefully bled, preferably using a pressure bleeder, and also being mindful...
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Mushy brakes in 2000 Ford Taurus
If the brakes feel mushy after sitting for a long period then you may have some moisture or air in the brake system. You should have the brake pads checked and serviced as needed if they are worn. You may...
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Brake Too Low of a force and pedal goes to the floor easy.
Hi there. Check the ABS (anti lock brakes) control module for any air in it. Sometimes when bleeding the brakes, the air will travel to locations within the brake system and get trapped. The module needs bleed with the brake...
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The brakes are spongy while the car is running but the pedal is normal when it's off
The brake pedal becoming hard to push while the engine is off is a sure sign of a normal brake booster and one way check valve. Make sure there is no air in the brake system. It sounds like you...
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My brake pedal goes straight to the floor when I press down to brake and my car take a second longer to stop
You should first look in the master cylinder reservoir to see if there is fluid in it. If the fluid is low or gone then you will need to fill the brake fluid. After the fluid is filled then have...
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I have spongy brakes
Hello there. Many common faults could cause your vehicle to have spongy brakes. You have done well so far in replacing all the parts and bleeding the brakes. Without knowing your vehicle's make and model, I can only offer general...
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Brake light and abs light on, my brakes are soft ( needs to be replaced ) if I replace brakes will both lights go off?
A soft brake pedal generally indicates a hydraulic issue with the brake system. If the hydraulic system has a leak or a faulty seal in components such as the brake master cylinder of ABS pump, the brake system will not...
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Leaks of brake fluid
Hello - it sounds like despite your efforts to bleed the system, there is still air in the lines. ABS makes this more difficult on some models, and a power bleeder may be your only solution. I would recommend having...
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Brakes changed, but now having to pump them to stop - 2006 Saturn Vue
Hello - you would certainly have air in the brake system after having the brake caliper piston pop out as you describe, which would require bleeding the brakes to repair, and it's quite likely the caliper piston seal was damaged...
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My car brakes are spongy
When replacing a master cylinder, it should be "bench bled" before installing it in the vehicle. This involves filling the reservoir with fluid, connecting rubber hoses to the brake line ports and placing the other end in the fluid reservoir,...

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