BRAKES

  • Tiny
  • mailman008
  • 2001 Mercury Sable
  • 80,000 miles

My 2001 sable pass rear brakes when bleeding continuely have air
the master cylinder after the brakes are pressed 10 times starts smoking with vapor and the fluid is foamy with air
have use over 2 qts of brake fluid trying to flush
have replaced the wheel cylinder

Friday, September 30th, 2011 AT 7:29 PM

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  • Tiny
  • hmac300
  • Expert
  • 42,181 posts

Try a power bleeder first. Your master may be going bad as well. You can rent those at most rent it shops.

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Friday, September 30th, 2011 AT 7:41 PM
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  • rivermikerat
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Replace the master cylinder. With the engine running, loosen the master cylinder from the booster and listen for air escaping. If heard, also replace the booster.

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Friday, September 30th, 2011 AT 7:41 PM

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