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Breaks by Flyboygt86
Started on: 09-18-2013 06:20 PM
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Last post by: Neils88 on 09-19-2013 07:44 PM
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Report this Post09-18-2013 06:20 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Flyboygt86Click Here to Email Flyboygt86Send a Private Message to Flyboygt86Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I removed break calipers on front of 86GT to remove rotors and when reinstalled the break pedal went to the floor, and break light came on. I pressed break pedal several times and the light now stays off except when you press break pedal hard and hold the pedal down it goes to the floor and brake light comes on. These are Grand AM breaks.
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Report this Post09-18-2013 06:27 PM Click Here to See the Profile for n7vrzClick Here to Email n7vrzSend a Private Message to n7vrzEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
If you removed the BRAKE calipers from the vehicle by disconnecting the hoses, you will need to bleed the air out of the brake lines. There are write ups on how to do that on the forum. Just use the search to find them.
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Report this Post09-18-2013 09:26 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Flyboygt86Click Here to Email Flyboygt86Send a Private Message to Flyboygt86Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
The brake lines were not removed
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Report this Post09-18-2013 09:28 PM Click Here to See the Profile for bobace455Send a Private Message to bobace455Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Could the rubber brake hose that leads to the caliper have cracked when you swung the caliper out of the way? They get pretty brittle when they are old.
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Report this Post09-18-2013 09:46 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Flyboygt86Click Here to Email Flyboygt86Send a Private Message to Flyboygt86Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
All new stainless steel braided
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Report this Post09-18-2013 11:02 PM Click Here to See the Profile for hiwil88formulaClick Here to Email hiwil88formulaSend a Private Message to hiwil88formulaEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Bleed them the light will go off. I just did new lines and hoses on mine and the brakes are perfect.
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Report this Post09-19-2013 09:50 AM Click Here to See the Profile for jaskispyderSend a Private Message to jaskispyderEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Did you replace the caliper and/or lines? Once you open any connection, you must bleed the brakes. If you replaced the pads and this happened, then there may be another issue, but it sounds like you replaced hydraulic parts, but didn't bleed the calipers afterwards.
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Report this Post09-19-2013 11:18 AM Click Here to See the Profile for Flyboygt86Click Here to Email Flyboygt86Send a Private Message to Flyboygt86Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Did not replace cal or hyd lines, removed cal and hung on wire and reinstalled, the hyd system was not opened I compressed the cal just a little to remove from rotor
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Report this Post09-19-2013 11:26 AM Click Here to See the Profile for jaskispyderSend a Private Message to jaskispyderEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I would still bleed the calipers at this point. Do you see any signs of leakage? What about the metal lines that run from the master cylinder to the flexible lines?
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Is the fluid reservoir full as it should be?
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Report this Post09-19-2013 07:44 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Neils88Click Here to Email Neils88Send a Private Message to Neils88Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Sounds like it could be a problem with the master cylinder
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