1996 Pontiac Grand Am 6 cyl Front Wheel Drive Automatic
My son has a '96 Pontiac Grand Am. The problem we are having involves the brakes. The brakes went out last June and the car has been sitting until now. The brake pod was empty so I figured he blew another wheel cylinder or popped a line. My son told me that his brakes went out right away not slowly fading. I just finally tried to find out the problem and filled the pod with new brake fluid and pumped the pedal in hopes that I could see where the leak was. When I inspected all areas of the brake lines, calipers and wheel cylinders I could not see any wet areas. Then I checked the brake pod again and noticed that the fluid level had not decreased, not even after pumping the brakes about a hundred times with the car running and with it off. Does anyone know what might be causing this? I thought that maybe it was the master cylinder, but I do not want to mess with the anti-lock brake set up if I don't have to. I am also frustrated by where the original fluid went and why the new fluid won't flow. Any thoughts or suggestions would be greatly appreciated as we cannot afford to take it any where to have it looked at since I've been laid off for over a year now. Thanks in advance for any help on this issue!
Monday, February 8th, 2010 AT 3:10 PM