2002 Dodge Caravan brake failure

Tiny
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  • 2002 DODGE CARAVAN
  • 6 CYL
  • 2WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 95,642 MILES
The brake pedal has no pressure, the pedal goes straight to the floor. My question is what could be the problem, and how can I fix it.
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Thursday, October 16th, 2008 AT 10:33 PM

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Tiny
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Hi
have you checked the master cylender for brake fluid? Are there any leaks under the car (broken line)?

Let me know.
Joe
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Friday, October 17th, 2008 AT 11:15 PM
Tiny
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To answer the question yes I did check master cylinder.I must change it out, but I dont know how to bleed my brakes
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Tuesday, October 21st, 2008 AT 10:04 PM
Tiny
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Hi:
You will need a helper to bleed the brakes. Starting from the furthest wheel from the master cylender, locate the bleeder (on the back side of the backing plate on the wheel cylender). I would recommend that you spray the bleeder with a penetrating oil so it doesn't break.

Next, have your helper pump the brakes 7 times and on the last one hold pressure on the pedal. At this point, open the bleeder so the fluid comes out and any air. Close the bleeder as soon as your helper says the pedal hits the floor. Do this at least three times or until all air is out of the system and nothing but fluid comes out.
NOTE: TELL YOUR HELPER THAT WHEN THE PEDAL GOES TO THE FLOOR, NOT TO RELEASE IT UNTIL YOU HAVE TIGHTENED THE BLEEDER. IF HE LETS GO BEFORE YOU TIGHTEN IT, IT WILL SUCK AIR BACK INTO THE SYSTEM.

Continue this process until you have gone through all 4 wheels. Also, work from farthest to closest to the master cylender.

I hope this helps.
Joe
PS:Keep in mind you will need to refill the master cylender while doing this and when you are done.
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Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008 AT 6:42 AM

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