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Old 05 Jun 2010, 10:58 pm
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Ok,lets start at the beginning.I bought the car a little over two weeks ago.The car needed brakes before it even left the lot,it is a 2007 base pt with 56000 on it when i bought it.They replaced the brakes,thought it was gonna be fine and dandy,noooooo,they put the lug nuts on so tight that when we tried to get the wheels off for the new ones,the lug studs broke off,3 of 5 broke off to be exact,so i had them replaced friday,on our way to a company picnic today the brake pedal went all the way to the floor,i still had brakes but i had to literally stand on it.SOO i looked under the car and found the bleeder screw,so i think it is the bleeder screw anyways,was leaking like crazy,so i checked the master dylinder and it was really low,so i crawled under the car and tightened it up,and filled the master cylinder,still no brakes,so i was told to bleed both sides,so i did and after i did the drivers side,i have NOOO brakes at all,i had to use the emergency brake to pull it back into the garage at home.So my question is what should i do,and what does this sound like? It does have new brakes on front by the way.Any help on this will be greatly appreciated,i am at the end of my rope with this car so far,i have had the car for 16 days and it has only been road worthy maybe 6 days.UGGGHHH!!!!
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Old 06 Jun 2010, 04:31 am
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Sounds like there is still air in the system. Brake bleeding is a two man job that requires coordination and patience. Bleed the whole system... start with the most distant wheel (right rear) and work towards the closest (left front). Never let the master cylinder get low during the process. Do this with somebody who is qualified or have it done by somebody who is qualified...brakes are a safety issue. Thoroughly check the whole system to make sure there are no other leaks. btw...stay away from the hack "mechanic" that did the brake job when you bought it...over-torqued lug nuts and loose bleeder screw could equal disaster.

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Old 06 Jun 2010, 06:27 am
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I would suggest taking it back to whomever you bought it from. They did the brake job sloppily.

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