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CYLINDER REPLACEMENT

1996 Saturn SL2

Brakes problem
1996 Saturn SL2 4 cyl Front Wheel Drive Manual 125, 00 miles

We were replacing the rear brake cylinders on our '96 Saturn SL2. We had the rear passenger side brake reassembled (minus the brake drum), and the rear driver's side unassembled. We were trying to get the passenger's side drum on, but the brake pads were in the way. Was this because we need to bleed the brakes first? Could it be that they were reassemble incorrectly? Also, we foolishly decied to try pump in the brake pedal and the driver side cylinder seal went flying off and brake fluid went everywhere. Should we buy a new cylinder, or is putting the seal back on and proceeding with the bleed and assembly accepatable?
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Goaty
February 7, 2009.



If I was u I would replace all the hardware on both sides and they have self adjusting brakes so u dont have to bleed them unless u get air in the line.

Tiny
Natehendrix
Mar 3, 2009.