BRAKE

  • Tiny
  • smcbarron
  • 1997 Cadillac El Dorado
  • 142,000 miles

98 cadillac eldorado
started losing brake fluid / just kept filled /one day had big puddle of fluid
seemed to be leaking at booster and master cylinder bolts
replaced master cylinder and booster from a used from 97 Seville
sprung a lead on brake line while bleeding brakes repaired no leaks.
have good brake petal and brakes will work but will not grab bearely stop car. The computer at dash says I have a vacuum leak. Booster has two hoses the one on top swivels on a rubber gasket (seems like last one turned to notch and came out ) put tape around it to try to seal better and see if that was my problem didnt help. Checked the two hoses no cracks.

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Sunday, December 4th, 2011 AT 9:35 PM

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  • Tiny
  • rasmataz
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Try rebleeding the master cylinder and then bleed the system all over again and see what happens

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Sunday, December 4th, 2011 AT 9:42 PM
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  • smcbarron
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I just filled master and bleed brake is this what you had in mind -pushing petal to floor till I got solid stream. Starting a back wheels. Is there a way to test booster to make sure I is working

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Monday, December 5th, 2011 AT 12:57 AM
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  • rasmataz
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While engine is off-pump breaks a few times hold it in and start the car you foot should sink in a bit if its working

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Monday, December 5th, 2011 AT 1:47 PM
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  • cadieman
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Youll need to check the vacuum to the booster with a gauge if
anything is leaking it need to be replaced. And start bleeding the master cyl. And then the brakes. Dont release the peddle with the bleeder is open.

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Thursday, December 8th, 2011 AT 2:11 AM

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