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Old 03-25-2005, 05:33 PM   #1
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meh, who needs brakes anyway?

so, being the smart guy that i am, i let the brake fluid in my car run almost dry. its to the point where the pedal goes right to the floor with no resistance and the car aint stopping (at least not quickly...). last night i drove to my parents house ('bout 4 1/2 hours..) for the easter weekend, and i decided it definitly needs to be fixed before i head back. i added a bottle of break fluid today, and initially, its not making a difference. i've only taken the car around the block since adding the fluid. will the car need to be driven a bit to get fluid back in the lines before it'll go back to normal, or is there somthing else i should be doin?


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Old 03-25-2005, 05:52 PM   #2
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you need to bleed the break lines. Depends on how low the fluid was ( am assuming almost dry) there will be air in the lines. This will give you the problem you are having now. I am 100% sure how to do this on our cars. But if i needed to i would get a haynes manual and it will tell you exactly what to do, or you can take it to a break shop and they can bleed your breaks for you....
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breaks are back to normal and workin great, but now i'm thinking if the fluid ran out as quick as it did (couple of days) , there must be a reason right? i mean, brake fluid isn't 'consumed', is it?
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nope... unless you have a leak....
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Just a thought, but do you have a manual transmission by chance?
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