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hroisum - 1995 Buick Park Avenue - Brakes - 2/23/2011One brake line front driver side is leaking and the other is completely cut off. Can I repair the leaking one or do I need to replace the whole line? and how do I do either?
2/23/2011 HPI VorzaYes replace the whole line..
Inspect the brake line of each wheel and trace the line from the master cylinder to the wheel. The line material is rubber and holds up well from the standpoint of chemical stability to the brake fluid. Rubber lines need extremely close inspection as damage or wear may be difficult to see. At the first sign of wear, have the brake line replaced. It is a good practice to change all the brake lines at the same time.
Measure out the distance for each brake line. If you make it a practice to replace all the brake lines when one line shows any wear, you can use rubber tubing as the replacement lines. If you are not going to replace all of them, then you should definitely plan to replace the lines with stainless steel lines. The repairman will make a flared fitting on the tubing before the reassembly of the system.
Begin at the master cylinder and as you disconnect the old brake line, make the new connection with the replacement hose. Follow the path of each of the four lines all the way to the wheel and the end of the brake line. Repeat this process for each of the four brake lines
Bleed each brake line to remove all the air and refill the system with brake fluid. Test your brakes before taking it out for a drive.
r00fus - 1994 Buick Regal - Brakes - 2/23/2011So far, I have replaced the bulbs and brake switch. The turn signals work fine, tail lights are fine bit the passenger side brake lights will not work at all. Any suggestions to what it may be? The sockets appear to be in excellent condition.
guy - 1991 Buick LeSabre - Brakes - 2/17/2011
2/13/2011 J and K AUTOMOTIVE TOWING AND REPAIRIs this the 'actual' brake lights, or the standard tail lights. Some cars now have both the head and tail lights on when the engine is running.
Go out to the car and have someone look at the lights. Start the engine and see if there is any difference between braking and not braking.
If the actual brake lights stay on, you probably have a bad brake switch which is located very near the brake pedal.
2/17/2011 jlofwashthe brake light switch at the top of the pedal can probably be adjusted....jl
bruce - 1984 Buick Regal - Brakes - 2/17/2011
2/17/2011 J and K AUTOMOTIVE TOWING AND REPAIRall brakes have bleeder valves if you don't see your it might have broken off and you will need to replace wheel cylinders
2/17/2011 jlofwashi agree, ive never seen a wheel with out a bleeder,, but you might be able to remove a broken bleeder with an easy out.................................jl
fritz mathon - 1990 Buick Regal - Brakes - 2/16/2011my ABS and my brake warning lights are constantantly on. it started two months ago
bob - 2001 Buick Park Avenue - Brakes - 2/14/2011
Benedicto de Cuba - 1997 Buick LeSabre - Brakes - 2/13/2011
fathippo - 2000 Buick LeSabre - Brakes - 2/8/2011
2/8/2011 J and K AUTOMOTIVE TOWING AND REPAIRP1223 - Pedal Demand Sensor B Circuit High Input
# Harness or connectors (The TP sensor 2 circuit is open or shorted.)
# Electric throttle control actuator (TP sensor 2)
Electric Throttle Control Actuator consists of throttle control motor, throttle position sensor, etc. The throttle position sensor responds to the throttle valve movement.
The throttle position sensor has the two sensors. These sensors are a kind of potentiometers which transform the throttle valve position into output voltage, and emit the voltage signal to the ECM. In addition, these sensors detect the opening and closing speed of the throttle valve and feed the voltage signals to the ECM. The ECM judges the current opening angle of the throttle valve from these signals and the ECM controls the throttle control motor to make the throttle valve opening angle properly in response to driving condition
2/8/2011 RCC1223 = Left rear wheel speed sensor input signal = 0.
Otoniel Puerto - 1989 Buick Reatta - Brakes - 2/7/2011ter cylynder. What your opinion Since the original system does not work well or cannot find replacement parts
lilmann48 - 1997 Buick Park Avenue - Brakes - 1/30/2011I put two new sets of dics brakes the best one available and now it's like there is something loose in the front of the car. Everything is in place all of the bolts are torque what could it be?
suell - 2006 Buick Rendezvous - Brakes - 1/30/2011When my car makes this sound, a light come on saying traction active
1/30/2011 J and K AUTOMOTIVE TOWING AND REPAIRDo you have all the same size tires with relatively uniform wear on them. Another possibility is a wheel speed sensor that is reading incorrectly and registering one wheel at a different speed than the others. This would require the use of a scan tool that can read ABS data, to track it down
Denis - 2002 Buick Rendezvous - Brakes - 1/30/2011
mopargurl25 - 1993 Buick LeSabre - Brakes - 1/23/2011It's not like the typical double spring brakes im used to changing. It has one spring and a clip or clips. I just need to get all put back together. Please help.
1/23/2011 J and K AUTOMOTIVE TOWING AND REPAIR1
Secure your vehicle on a level surface, making sure your car will not roll or lean when jacked up.
Break the lug nuts loose but do not remove. Lift up your vehicle using a floor jack.
Secure the vehicle with jack stands on both sides for safety before starting any work. Do not rely on the jack to hold the vehicle up while working.
Remove the lug nuts. Remove the wheels.
Remove the brake drum. If necessary, back off the star wheel adjuster.
Clean the brake assembly using a Wet Wipe Method. This method uses a spray bottle with water and detergent. Do not use compressed air to clean the brakes. Inspect the brake shoes for wear or damage.
Remove the primary and secondary brake shoe return springs from the anchor pin and brake shoes.
Remove the adjuster cable and spring assembly. Remove the star adjusting screw and thread the adjuster all the way in.
Remove the front brake shoe retainer. Remove the front brake shoe and parking brake link.
Remove the parking brake lever from the rear brake shoe. Remove the rear brake shoe retainer and remove the rear brake shoe.
Apply white lithium grease to the backing plate contact points.
Install the new brake shoes in the reverse order of removal. Be careful to keep the new brake shoes clean.
Inspect the brake drum and resurface or replace if necessary. Install the brake drum and adjust the brake shoes.
Install the wheels. Torque lug nuts to manufacturer's specifications
Lower vehicle and test drive to verify repairs
Angie brumley - 1985 Buick Riviera - Brakes - 1/21/2011