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BRAKE PEDAL GOES TO THE FLOOR

2000 Chrysler Sebring

Brakes problem
2000 Chrysler Sebring 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic 65000 miles

Car is a Sebring convertible JXI. Just replaced all four brake pads and rotors that were in poor condition. Brake pedal was spongy before the parts were replaced. After replacement, the brake pedal would go to the floor with the engine running. Decided to bleed the brakes. Bled 1.5 quarts throughout the brake system to include bleeding the master cylinder. Got a hard pedal when engine was not running. Soon as the engine is running the pedal goes to the floor. Tried bleeding with the engine running and saw a very mild improvement, but still goes t the floor. Many thanks for your assistance.
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Bfuger
August 23, 2009.




Check for any brake fluid leak
do you have brake light on and if so check for leak and or system have air in it and more bleeding is needed
if all ok suspect bad master cylinder

BLEEDING BRAKE SYSTEM
MASTER CYLINDER
Fill master cylinder fluid reservoir. Disconnect brake fluid lines from master cylinder outlet ports.
Slowly press brake pedal until it bottoms, and hold in position. Block off both outlet ports using fingers. Release brake pedal. Remove fingers from outlet ports.
Repeat step 2 several times. DO NOT allow fluid reservoir to empty. Fill reservoir. Reconnect lines.

CALIPERS
Start engine. Press brake pedal several times until resistance is felt.
Press and hold brake pedal.
Connect piece of clear tubing between bleed screw and container of clean brake fluid.
Loosen first bleed screw 1/3 to 1/2 turn, then close screw before fluid pressure is gone.
Release brake pedal.
Repeat step 2 until air bubbles no longer appear in fluid. Close bleed screw. Repeat procedure at left front, left rear and right front brake bleed screws, respectively.

BRAKELINE BLEEDING SEQUENCE
All Models RR, LF, LR & RF

BMRFIXIT
Aug 23, 2009.


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