My 1965 Chevy Impala Super Sport sits in the garage for about a week, 2 weeks max before I drive it. Now the brakes (power) go all the way to the floor. Any suggestions?


Asked by Feb 16, 2014 at 04:44 PM about the 1965 Chevrolet Impala

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

power brakes go all the way to the floorboard

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Sounds like the system has sprung a leak. Look on the garage floor for a wet spot. Most likely near one of the wheels. Once you find the leak inspect the entire braking system very carefully. On a 49 year old car anything is subject to failure. The metal lines, wheel cylinders, rubber hoses, all 3, and the master cylinder should all be inspected very carefully. HTH. -Jim

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John Carson

Check the tires/rims for evidence of leaking also. If you have a crack in the lines, air may be in the system. Use a folded piece of TP and run along the break lines to see if you pick up any brake line moisture. Old cars are like old people, they make noises and leak.

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