Brake pedal won't pump up?
This is usually a master cylinder problem. Get under the car and look for oily residue drip lines on the inside of the tires meaning a busted wheel cylinder. A leaking cyl drains the fluid out of the master and allows air to enter. If the master lost fluid and got air in it it may still be good but you have to do all the steps needed to restore it to service after you rebuild or replace the leaking wheel cyclinders.
it is usually a defective brake light switch which is attached to the break pedal usuall up under the dash. Read More
It is above the brake pedal not under it. Follow the brake pedal bracket all the way up and you will see the brake pedal switch. Read More
If you can pump the brake pedal and it firms up and then while holding pressure on it the pedal slowly goes to the floor the master cylinder is bad. It may be worn to the point that it will not build any pressure. If you pump it and it holds then it is probably air in the line. Very hard brake pedal is usually the vacuum booster. Read More
Have a helper pump the brake pedal several times then hold it down. Loosen the bleeder valve at one wheel and let air and fluid out until the pedal reaches the floor. Close the valve and pump the pedal up again. Repeat the process until there is no air in the fluid, then move to the next wheel. Read More
You replaced rear brake shoes and drums your brakes are now fading and have to be pumped to stop There are no leaks and the adjustment is up where it should be?
Try bleeding your brakes. If there is air in the system it can give a spongy feeling to your brake pedal and require you to pump your brakes and/or put your brake pedal to the floor. Read More
The brake light switch is high up on the brake pedal. It has a plunger on it. The plunger releases when you step on the brake pedal and retracts when you release the pedal. Read More
when your brake pedal moves up and down when you press the pedal ,usually it is a warped brake rotor or a loose bearing on one or both brake rotors Warped front disk brake rotors. Read More
Under the brake pedal is a brake light switch that when you press the pedal it hits it and makes your lights come on..sometimes when they get weak the pedal depresses them simply from the weight of the pedal and they stay on..Have a friend get inside the truck and pull UP on the brake pedal as you look at the lights..if the brake lights go off when they pull up on it..then it is… Read More
check the switch that is located on the brake pedal arm. sounds like it is out of adjustment. pull pedal up and see if switch is still engaged. not sure if this switch slides back and forth or screws in and out. back it off till lights go out with no pressure on pedal. Read More
Spongy brake pedal that can be pumped up to more solid pedal Brake fluid system has been opened for repair or part replacement Spongy brake pedal that can be pumped up to more solid pedal Brake fluid system has been opened for repair or part replacement Read More
Make sure the pedal rises back up enough to depress switch under dash. Read More
First, make sure the master cylinder is filled with brake fluid. If it is low, there may be a leak somewhere in the brake lines or a brake cylinder. If the master cylinder is bad, you can normally pump the brakes up, but the pedal will slowly sink to the floor again. The master cylinder needs to be replaced or repaired. Read More
It is above the brake pedal pad, attached to the lever the brake pedal pad is attached to. Read More
either behind or in front of the arm of your brake pedal. Follow the brake pedal up until you find a box, either in front of or behind the brake pedal. You will find that the box has a button on it that is activated by your brake pedal, that is the neutral safety switch. Read More
Jack that wheel up off the ground, Then loosen the rubber brake line up on the brake cailber and see if wheel will turn free, If it don't then replace cailber. If it does then replace the rubber brake line that is on the cailber. After you jack the wheel up pump the brake pedal real good before you loosen the line up. Read More
I have a 79 ford chatou 12 seater van. everything works the bulbs are good but the brake lights wont turn on when I step on the pedal. whats up? if its my brake switch should I change it out? or can it be fixed also which fuse is my brake lights? wouldn't the lights all be on one fuse? I have a 79 ford chatou 12 seater van. everything works the bulbs are good… Read More
Take your toe and pick UP on the brake pedal. The brake pedal may not be returning as it should. Read More
Have 2002 s10 pickup when you press on the emergency brake pedal it goes down but wont stay down just pops back up?
The friction assembly that holds the pedal down is broken. Replacement of the complete e-brake pedal assembly is required. Your local Chevy dealer can get you that part for aprox $70 or you can try getting a used part from a salvage yard. Read More
With a helper, pump the brake pedal on the 95 Lumina several times then hold it down. Open a bleeder valve at one wheel, and let the air and fluid out until the pedal reaches the floor. Close the valve and pump the pedal back up. Repeat until there is no air in the fluid, then go to the next wheel. Read More
The conventional way is to fill the reservoir and have one person pump the brake pedal once and hold it down. Then the other person will loosen the bleeder valve on the caliper or cylinder for 2 seconds then close it. The pedal operator can then lift his or her foot, and pump once again. Repeat this process on all the calipers until all the air is gone and the pedal is firm. Start at… Read More
there is a switch up under the brake pedal Read More
Sounds like you need to adjust the brake light switch. It's under the dash near the brake pedal (oddly enough). It's usually a black or white cylinderical plastic object. The brake pedal lever will have a bracket that pushes against the switch when the pedal is in the up position which turns the light off. If the switch is out of adjustment, the bracket will either not contact the switch or it wont depress it… Read More
Brake switches on most of the cars in the world are on the brake pedal itself. It is usually about half to all the way up the pedal. Read More
You have to pump the brakes a few times after changing brake pads to take up the extra space until the pad touches the rotor. In extreme cases, you may have gotten air in the system and need to bleed the brakes. Make sure the reservoir stays full of brake fluid as you pump the brake pedal. Read More
Follow the brake pedal up behind the dash. The pedal arm ususally operates a button that turns on the lights when the pedal is pushed. The button could be stuck. Read More
Have a helper pump the brake pedal several times then hold it down. While the pedal is being held, loosen the bleeder valve at one wheel caliper, letting fluid and air escape until the pedal touches the floor. Close the valve, pump the pedal up again and repeat until no more air shows. Repeat the process for each wheel. Read More
What should you check next if the fuses and bulbs are good but the brake lights will not work on a 96 Monte-Carlo?
Check the brake switch up under the dash on the brake pedal. Lie on the drivers floor, look up and then push the brake pedal with yoru hand and see if there is any kind of electrical connector that actuates the brake lights when you push the pedal in. Read More
If you follow the brake pedal up under the dash, you'll see the switch where the actuator arm from the brake master cylinder attaches to the pedal. Read More
you don't. they are two entirely seperate systems. Read More
Why don't the brake lights work but the flashers and running lights work if the bulbs and fuses are good?
Please check the Brake light switch....The brake light switch should be located near or on the brake pedal (up on the stem of the brake pedal) Read More
The brake light switch may be out of adjustment or damaged. Read More
Brake pedal will be soft if the front pads are seized in the slides..and/or your rear brakes are dirty and out of adjustment. Pull up the park brake slowly and count the clicks it goes up More than 5 clicks...needs rear brake adjustment Read More
Why wont your brakes pressure pump back up after you replaced your rear brake pads on a dodge ram 2500 series?
bleed your brakes there might be air in the lines or the brake booster is bad try to bleed all 4 brake 1st Read More
A hard brake pedal can be caused by several different factors. It can be as simple as the brake pedal getting caught on something to the power brake booster being bad. You could also have a brake pad or shoe that is sticking, causing the brake fluid to boil. When brake fluid boils, it expands and can cause the hard brake pedal that you feel. A brake pedal that is hard to press can also… Read More
General guidelines: Remove tire. Right side first. Do one at a time. Remove caliper Remove rotor. Re-surface or replace Compress piston in caliper Remove old brake pads Install new brake pads Replace rotor Re-install tire Gently pump up brake pedal until you get full pedal You are done Read More
Located and threaded into the master cylinder, it works off brake fluid pressure. Make sure it has power going into one of the terminals and will have power out with the pedal depressed. Note thatthe brake lights won't work if there is a problem with your brake fluid level beingextremely low, or you can't get the pedal to pump up (works different from most cars). Read More
To bleed the cluth on a Yamaha Royal Star 1300 first drain all of the brake fluid from the vehicle. After draining the brake fluid pump the brake pedal up and down several times. All oil will then drain from the system. Read More
attached to the brake pedal up under the dash. Read More
You may have a brake light bulb installed incorrectly. Read More
Under the dash, look up above the brake pedal. Read More
Why do the brake indicator lights stay on when there is nothing wrong with the brakes in a 1993 Buick Regal 3.8?
Probably your emergency brake pedal. Try lifting up on your e brake pedal and see if id goes out. Read More
Jack up and block the car remove wheel pry back the caliper pistons with out breaking the pistons then remove caliper and pads.Reverse to install and pump brake pedal until it gets hard. Read More
No, a busted brake booster will not cause the brake pedal to go to the floor. It will however cause the brake pedal to be extremely hard to push. A defective master cylinder will cause what you describe. Replace the master cylinder and bleed the brakes. It can because it happened to me. The booster lost vaccum and the pedal went to the floor. Sorry, you are wrong. The only reason the pedal went to… Read More
There's a switch on the brake pedal that when you step on it, it completes the circuit for lighting up the brake light. Read More
Under the brake pedal. Looking up at the pedal you will see the switch it is srewed to the dash and rests on the metal arm of the pedal when you press the brake pedal the switch close's and the brake lights come on. To replace the switch it is very straight forward just remove the srew from the dash separate the wire and replace.. Read More
It is inside the car and under the dash. If you have your head by the brake pedal you should be able to see it a little to the left of the brake pedal and up higher. Read More
What is wrong when 2003 Pontiac sunfire started stalled started brake pedal was hard to push when trying to back up and stalled?
why is my brake pedal hard on 2003 sunfirer Read More