HOW DO I GET THE AIR OUT OF MY BRAKES? I ALMOST ...

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  • nicenicky74
  • 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

Saturday, January 26th, 2013 AT 10:36 PM

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  • ASEMaster6371
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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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Saturday, January 26th, 2013 AT 11:15 PM
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  • nicenicky74
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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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Saturday, January 26th, 2013 AT 11:25 PM
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You may have a failing master cylinder. Try bleeding them first. Look for leaks under the car as well.

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Saturday, January 26th, 2013 AT 11:34 PM

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