brake pedal to floor after bleeding

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by wieldymouse, Mar 14, 2006.

  1. wieldymouse

    wieldymouse Guest

    I recently changed the pads on the front of an SL2. When I went to test
    drive it, the pedal ad little pressure, but the car would stop. I thought
    maybe I needed to bleed it. After doing that, the pedal has absolutely no
    pressure and the brakes don't work at all. Can someone help me out here?
    wieldymouse, Mar 14, 2006
  2. wieldymouse

    Lane Guest

    If you didn't disconnect any brake lines, then this behavior is odd. Did
    you make sure the fluid is at the proper level in the resorvoir? Pump the
    pedal a lot (like 50 times) and see if it helps. I've had situations where
    that much was required. Or, give these links a read to see if you followed
    the recommended Saturn bleeding procedure:

    Lane [ lane (at) ]
    Lane, Mar 15, 2006
  3. wieldymouse

    punxyguy Guest

    I have a couple questions.1. did you make sure the brake fluid cap was on
    while doing it if not that will pump air in the lines 2. Did you bleed
    all the brakes when you did it. 3. when bleeding it did you keep the
    full cause if you let the resivior go dry you defeated the purpose. when
    bleedind you have to have the bleeders closed have someone pump up the
    brakes then have them push down as to be pushing to the floor the crack
    open the bleeder a little bit let it spray some out but close it before
    stops pushing fluid then repeat till you get a stedy stream then check
    resivior make sure its full and then repeat on the other three.I hope
    will help you out Good Luck
    punxyguy, Mar 21, 2006
  4. wieldymouse

    NapalmHeart Guest

    Unlikely possibility, but you may have wrecked the seal inside the master
    cylinder. It would depend on whether or not a ridge has worn inside the
    master cylinder bore. If there's a ridge, you may have pushed the piston
    seal past the ridge and damaged the seal.

    NapalmHeart, Mar 22, 2006
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