Mechanics

CHEVROLET MALIBU BRAKES PROBLEM

2002 Chevrolet Malibu • 250,000 miles

How do I get the air out of my brakes? I almost ran right out of fluid, so I added more, now my brakes are being pressed to the floor when I use them. There must be something I can do without having to get under the car as I live in an apartment and don't have any access to a garage and it is very cold out currently.

Thanks for all the help in advance. Nicole
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Nicenicky74
January 26, 2013.




The wheels have to be removed to access the bleeders to bleed the system.

What did you replace? Was there an issue?

Roy
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ASEMaster6371
Jan 26, 2013.
Brakes were fine yesterday, went to use them today and they were spongy, almost nonexistant.I had o pump them 3 or 4 times to build up enough pressure for them to stop. Checked the brake resevoir, it was below the min. Line, so I filled it to max. Issue continues with the brakes needing to be pumped 3 or 4 times to make a complete stop.

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Nicenicky74
Jan 26, 2013.
You may have a failing master cylinder. Try bleeding them first. Look for leaks under the car as well.

Roy

ASEMaster6371
Jan 26, 2013.

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