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  • selene
    selene - 1994 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme - Brakes - 9/18/2014
    No pressure coming out of 2 holes in master cylinder
    we have no brkes on the front passenger side,have tried 2 master cylindes,bled master cylinder,no leaks
    0 answer
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1993 Oldsmobile Achieva - Brakes - 7/10/2014
    1 morning, after sitting all night, my brakes went to the floor and would barely stop the car. It had plenty of fluid.
    I changed the master cylinder, front calipers and rear brake cylinders, bled the 2 ABS bleed valves and calipers and cylinders and still goes to the floor when brake pedal in pushed. No fluid leaks, checked at least 4 times
    0 answer
  • stevesobo
    stevesobo - 1994 Oldsmobile 88 - Brakes - 5/26/2014
    What could be causing my brake pedal not to depress all the way back to the top position after compressing it
    when im driving and have to come to a stop and I compressthe brake pedal it sometimes wont depress all the way back to the top and I can feel that the brakes are not fully released and still being compressed. I have to use the top of my foot to pull the brake pedal ...
    • Chevy doctor
      5/26/2014 Chevy doctor
      Master cylinder leaking is most likely the failure. possible wheel cylinder leaking but usually you get return from pedal just no pressure to the floor. Check you fluid level and make sure its not low. Some master cylinders leak and you will see it run down the vacuum booster, others leak internally.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1991 Oldsmobile 98 - Brakes - 5/22/2014
    What's wrong with my third brake light?
    Third brake lite (rear windshield lite) will work the first time I hit the brake then stops working after i hold the brake for a while, at a stop light usually. It will then begin working again after setting overnight. I've checked the bulbs and they work fine.
    • Jimm
      5/22/2014 Jimm
      Check the stop light switch on the brake pedal arm - underneath the instrument panel.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1994 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme - Brakes - 4/21/2014
    My abs light will come on when I start it and stays on.The only way it will go out,cut it off,put foot on brakke
    The only way it's goes out,put fiit on brake as I;am restart.Took it to Menenke 2 yrs ago and said it has a TSB on that issue,and needs a sleev put on it to keep the wire htting the abs sensors.The abs is fine otherwise
    0 answer
  • sandra
    sandra - 2001 Oldsmobile Intrigue - Brakes - 4/8/2014
    I need driver side parking brake adjuster
    i need driver side parking brake adjuster
    0 answer
  • fugate49
    fugate49 - 1994 Oldsmobile 88 - Brakes - 4/1/2014
    I am having trouble with the anti-lock brakes,master cylinder went out,lights on dash and chimes chiming has brakes
    ake light too,and the warning chimes have good brakes if you pump them twice,and the anti lock brakes is also on
    0 answer
  • Terrell G.
    Terrell G. - 1997 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme - Brakes - 3/8/2014
    I hear a clicking noise on my back right side when i apply my brakes
    I hear a clicking noise on my back right side when i apply my brakes.
    • Jimm
      3/8/2014 Jimm
      Several possibilities; loose rear brake shoe, faulty / missing brake shoe hold down spring (component in the brake hardware), loose brake component.
      As a first step - raise and support the rear wheels (using jack stands) off the ground. Remove the right and left wheels and the brake drums for a thorough brake inspection.
  • Floridaguy
    Floridaguy - 1999 Oldsmobile Silhouette - Brakes - 3/7/2014
    Why do I have a spongy brake pedal?
    I just purchased this Olds sihlouette van with 119k miles about a week ago. The break pedal basically goes to floor. I've driven it up and down the road...the brakes do work...just not the best. As soon as u start vehicle the brake have a real spongy feel. It ...
    • Jimm
      3/7/2014 Jimm
      If the brake fluid level is OK, then suspect / check these possibilities - brake system fluid leak (front caliper flexible hoses), faulty brake master cylinder, faulty power booster unit, leaking vacuum hose to the power booster unit, faulty vacuum check valve at the brake booster.

      The parts are readily available from these many on-line sources,,,,, - to list only a few possibilities.
      In fact, they (RockAuto) list the master cylinder from around $59.00, the check valve from around $15.00, and the power booster unit from around $96.00 for your vehicle.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue - Brakes - 3/4/2014
    Brake issues with a 98 intrigue
    Soft brake pedal, will not engage at all until pedal is almost to the floor. If ABS should kick in, there is a loud rattle but ABS does not engage or pulse. Tried to bleed the brakes and ABS module, when I opened the bleeder to the front ABS cylinder and front ...
    • bear.1216
      3/4/2014 bear.1216
      Sounds like a bad master cylinder. Check for leaks around the master and ABS hydraulic unit. Check for fluid inside the brake power booster also. You likely have a seal leaking on the master cylinder or an internal leak in the master or ABS module. Pull the vacuum check valve on the booster to check for fluid inside. You can try bleeding the master cylinder to see if it is pushing fluid. You could also have a stuck valve in the ABS module.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1998 Oldsmobile Intrigue - Brakes - 3/2/2014
    Brake issues with a 98 intrigue
    Brake pedal is soft and goes to the floor before it barely engages. tried bleeding brakes front bleeder on abs module and front driver side have no fluid coming out of them. from what I can tell there are no visible leaks, but the brake fluid reservoir keeps ...
    • alex
      3/2/2014 alex
      it could be leaking into the cab check the carpet where the break pedal linkage goes through the firewall also bleed it have someone hold on the brakes while you check for leaks.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 1995 Oldsmobile Cutlass Supreme - Brakes - 2/15/2014
    Replaced rear pads, when I pressed emergency brake in, in order to tighten wheel lugs, the tire didn't stop.
    It also acts like it needs to be bled when I apply the brakes, a big swoosh noise comes from the pedal and I have to press it to floor to stop. Any Ideas?
    • HouseCallAuto
      2/15/2014 HouseCallAuto
      The rear caliper piston actuator lever has to be indexed so that it has the shortest amount of movement to make pads stop the rotor. Otherwise the pedal travel will be too far because it is using all the pedal travel to move the piston out too far. Keep in mind that one inch of pedal travel equals about an 1/8" of piston movement or something like that, so if the brake pad is like 3/16" away from the surface of the rotor at the inner and outer pad, that translates to 3 inches of pedal movement...
    • AutoMD Member
      2/15/2014 AutoMD Member
      I should also add that when I went to compress my rear drivers side piston I turned it the wrong way and it became very loose. I screwed it back into place and all was well. While driving and trying to reset brake position I heard a loud spraying noise coming from my rear passenger side though no fluid appeared on the ground?
  • Bob DeMaris
    Bob DeMaris - 1992 Oldsmobile 88 - Brakes - 10/17/2013
    Soft pedal, slow pedal
    Soft pedal...goes down to 3/4s of the way down and then it seems like you have to press harder to stop the vehicle...
  • fugate49
    fugate49 - 1994 Oldsmobile 88 - Brakes - 10/12/2013
    Is it normal for one hub to get hot and the others to stay cool
    thie car has anti lock brakes,three of the hubs are cool to the touch but one is getting really hot does this mean i only have one brake working or is the one getting hot sticking,my anti-lock brake light stays on all the time. hope some one can help thanks
    • HouseCallAuto
      10/12/2013 HouseCallAuto
      To get a better idea of what is happening, use an infrared thermometer rather than touch and update post with actual temperatures. If this is really what is happening then yes you have a bad caliper or a bad brake hose on one side most likely.
  • jwier48
    jwier48 - 2000 Oldsmobile Bravada - Brakes - 9/23/2013
    Brake problems ,replaced brake booster and brake master cylender and cant move shifter out of park
    no brake pedal after replaceing brake booster and brake master cylender,also wont shift shifter out of park
    • bear.1216
      9/23/2013 bear.1216
      Why was master and booster replaced. Master cylinder needs to be bench bled and then bleed all 4 brakes. Was the system bled properly. Check the brake pedal pushrod and brake pedal switch. They may be out of adjustment or disconnected since the booster was replaced.