Brakes are bad

Tiny
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  • 2005 OPEL CORSA
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Hi, my husband is often found working on my car in the lot. The truth is, he isn't much of a mechanic and he couldn't figure out how to fix the brakes. When I press the brake pedal it feels normal like always but the car takes a lot of time to stop. If there is a stop sign I have to press the brake very early. One thing I have noticed he just made the horn louder.
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Friday, January 18th, 2019 AT 2:42 AM

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Tiny
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Good morning,

Does the brake pedal fade to the floor while trying to stop?

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/brake-pedal-goes-to-the-floor

Is the fluid full or is it leaking fluid?

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-to-replace-a-brake-master-cylinder

Have him check the basics in the guides I attached.

Roy
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Friday, January 18th, 2019 AT 3:01 AM
Tiny
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He checked and the brake fluid is good no leak.
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Friday, January 18th, 2019 AT 5:41 AM
Tiny
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He missed something.

He needs to go over it again.

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Friday, January 18th, 2019 AT 5:49 AM
Tiny
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The brakes fade to the floor. But there are no leaks
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Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019 AT 8:32 AM
Tiny
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You either have a bad master cylinder or air in the system.

He needs to go over it again as he is missing something.

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Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019 AT 8:35 AM
Tiny
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Okay. Reply you back in 15min
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Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019 AT 8:37 AM
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Will be here

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Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019 AT 8:41 AM
Tiny
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Its air. Air has entered the system
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Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019 AT 8:47 AM
Tiny
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Yep, thats what I said all along.

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Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019 AT 8:59 AM
Tiny
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Right now my car is still stopping but will it affect the brakes for a long term?
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Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019 AT 9:03 AM
Tiny
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Yes, you need to stop driving it until the air is bled from the system. It is very dangerous to drive that way.

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Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019 AT 9:05 AM
Tiny
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Okay. But my husband doesn't know that much in repairing my brakes. And I had to drive the car for two days to work. There is only a garage but its too far and the only way I am driving the car is that I rest my foot on the brake pedal while driving.
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Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019 AT 9:16 AM
Tiny
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I don't know what to tell you. You are putting your life and everyone else on the roads live in jeopardy driving it that way.

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Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019 AT 9:19 AM
Tiny
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I know. The brakes were repaired 2 weeks ago which cost me quite expensive and were working fine, then 3 days ago before I messaged you the brake problem started again. I don't know how this happened.
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Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019 AT 9:28 AM
Tiny
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I thought your husband fixed them?

That's where you need someone who knows brake systems look at the car. You need someone with experience to look at the car.

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Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019 AT 10:04 AM
Tiny
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No 3 days before messaged you my husband tried to repair the brakes. But 2 weeks ago a technician repaired my brakes
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Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019 AT 10:11 AM
Tiny
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I would return to him and have him recheck the system. This is beyond your husband at this point.

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Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019 AT 10:12 AM
Tiny
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Actually. The brake problems occured before my husband tried to repair it.I went to the supermarket 3 days ago the brakes were working fine. It was after I took my car from the supermarket parking and drove back home that the brake problems started. And my husband thought it was the brake pads. But they were already been replaced
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Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019 AT 10:23 AM
Tiny
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No, brake pads will not cause this at all. You need to get it pressure bled to get rid of the air.

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Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019 AT 10:41 AM
Tiny
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Yeah. This will be done eventually. But how did the problem started after I left the supermarket?
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Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019 AT 10:50 AM

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